This method is a self-igniting fuel which is very volatile when the two parts are combined. At first it may not seem like it’s doing anything, but don’t be fooled at this!
Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5
You Will Need:
– Potassium Permanganate – found at pharmacies.
– Glycerine – convenience stores or pharmacies.
Place the permanganate on the item or surface to be ignited. If the crystals are a bit big, crush them a little bit between two spoons. The finer the powder, the easier it will combust itself.
Add a few drops glycerine to the permanganate by dropping it on top of it. No need to mix. We prefer using an eye-dropper for this, depending on the amount – usually it would be one part glycerine and two parts permanganate.
Leave it alone for a short while (a few seconds) and there you have it! It will start to smoulder, then ignite. In our example, it burned straight through the aluminium foil.