You are probably thinking – fire from ice, that’s crazy talk! The thing is it is not as crazy as you think… Everyone knows you can start a fire with a magnifying glass, but all you are doing here is crafting a magnifying lens from a piece of ice. Check out the short video above to see how to craft the lens, and see how to start the fire with some ice!
When you watch the video you will notice that when the fire starts, it sparks into life quite energetically. I was a bit suspicious of this to begin with, but when you look closely it is because he has magnesium shavings in the tinder bundle. I see no reason why this technique wouldn’t work with simple paper, tissue or other very fine/dry tinder in just the same way as it would with a glass magnifying lens.