Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Today we did the usual: home school, reading, math, writing music etc. I got out a magnifying glass and tried to light a fire with it. I probably would have got it going but I didn't want to bother with the tinder. I used some charred cloth and made the beam of magnafied light as small as I could. It takes probably only about fifteen seconds of direct light on the charred cloth to make a coal. I put two inch by inch pieces of charred cloth in a waterproof match case (also in the match case which is a 5 in one survival whistle I have: 8 strike anywhere matches, a band-aid, a piece of two inch by four inch paper, short pencil, and knife blade).

One bad thing that is hard to forget to write "I'm sick" :-( . I have been trying to take all all sorts of herbs to try to raise my immunity (all the yucky stuff).

I got a picture of me and Samson on the profile (you probably can see it).


1 comment:

mountainfirekeeper said...

HI Peter!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

That was really interesting about starting a 'coal' with a magnifying glass. I'd be interested in seeing that sometime.

Best wishes!