How to Make a Fire Piston For Under 10 Bucks

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Model "T" Fire Piston

Homemade Fire Piston

A fire piston is a device used to create embers for starting a fire. The principle behind it is adiabatic heating.

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Make a simple fire piston from off the shelf parts. For some time now I’ve wanted to make my own fire piston after seeing click springs fantastic version. Unfortunately I don’t have any of the tools that he uses, plus it seemed like a complicated build. After a little research I found that you could make a simpler version with off the shelf parts. Matter-of-fact, you might even have these parts lying around the shed!For those who may be new to a fire piston, what it does i...

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