If you ever find yourself out in the wilderness with no shelter the ability to build a fire could save your life. Today we are going to see how it is possible to start a fire with an orange. It is basically a variation on the Boy Scout method of rubbing two sticks together.

The whole process is based on friction. The movement of the stick on the dry rock that is placed in the orange creates heat. The heat ignites the flammable properties of the orange.

The problem with this method of starting fires is this. I would be willing to bet that if you don't have matches or a lighter with you when you get lost in the woods, I am guessing you didn't bring an orange. Unless you happen to be camping in Florida I doubt you're going to find to many orange trees in the wild.

It's still a neat trick to impress your friends.