A fire piston is a primitive method of starting a fire. It consits of a hollow tube plugged at one end and a plunger rod. It uses the principles of heating gas by rapid compression of air in an inclosed space to ignite a piece of tinder. This project uses aluminum and resin to create a modern fire piston.
· 6in piece of 1/2in Aluminum tubing
· 7in piece of 3/8in Aluminum Solid Rod
· Resin – we used West Systems Epoxy
· Small O-ring
· Mold making materials
Creating the working Fire Piston Mechanism.
How to use the Fire Piston