Do you know to make fire with binoculars? If you don’t, you’re going to learn how to do it step-by-step in this post.
Your binoculars may be the only item you have available for making a fire out in the wild. Use what you got. Most items we carry even on a daily basis can be used for more than what we use it for.
Last Updated: , 2020
How To Use Binoculars To Start a Fire
- Separate the Lens
- Increase Airflow
- Concentrate Sunlight
So can you start a fire with only a pair of binoculars? Absolutely.
The way we create fire using just our Binoculars is as you might have guessed, is very similar to the way we would make fire with a magnifying glass, or eyeglasses.
However, To start a fire with binoculars, it’s not quite that easy… but if you need fire and this is the only item you have, this is how you do it.
Step 1: Separate The Lens
We need to separate the lens from the binoculars themselves.
Carefully disassemble the binoculars to remove the lens. You’ll need your tinder and a stick to hold the tinder. Also, a twig or small stick to hold the lens in place. Preferably a y-shaped twig.
Step 2: Increase Airflow
Put the tinder and stick on the ground, with the tinder elevated on the end of the stick. This is so airflow can be increased.
More airflow = more flammability.
Step 3: Concentrate Sunlight
Find the smallest and most concentrated area of sunlight on the ground and aim that point through the lens on to the tinder. Make sure it’s sturdy and won’t move.
Once you start to see the tinder smoke and smolder. Blow on the tinder gently which will start the fire.
Once the fire starts, slowly add larger sticks to it and you’ll soon have a blazing fire.
To get a more visual view of this fire making method, watch this video.
Fire making is an essential survival skill and the more ways we know how to make fire, the better.
Even though making fire with binoculars isn’t ideal, it could be your only option if you need a fire and don’t have much.
Have you ever started a fire using binoculars?
I hope this post helped on how to start a fire using binoculars. If it did, you might also benefit from learning more ways on fire making. Check out the guide on how to make a fire with a soda can and a chocolate bar.