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The Fire Piston Embraces Boyle's Law and Creates Flames

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: survivalschool & ohgizmo
If you are as unfamiliar with Boyle's Law as I was, it essentially dictates that compressed air in a small container can increase temperature to the point of combustion; this is the law that the Fire Piston abides by. Forget fuel, wood or whatever else you would traditionally make a fire with, conjuring it out of thin air is much cooler.

This particular Fire Piston may seem expensive at $50, but it will never have to be replaced nor refueled. Equipped with an aluminum rod and encased in acrylic glass, this version is made for science demonstrations. Stats for Compressive Fire Starters Trending: Older & Mild
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