Four ways of making fire without using matches.
- A small mount of potassium permanganate is mixed with glycerin. The reaction might be too slow to do anything so a few drops of water are added to get things going.
- A mixture of ammonium nitrate and zinc is place ontop of a paper towel. The finer the ingredients are the better this will work. To activate it a few drops of hydrochloric acid are added. .
- A piece of tissue is soaked in acetone to make it more flammable. Then a drop of sulfuric acid is drawn into a pipette and the pipette is dipped in potassium permanganate to pick up some crystals. Then the sulfuric acid is squeezed out causing it to mix with permanganate and form manganese heptoxide that instantly sets the tissue on fire.
- Potassium Chlorate and sugar are thoroughly mixed and placed onto a tray. To activate the mixture sulfuric acid is added until it ignites.