By Joe McFarlane
An aspiring caveman almost hit rock bottom as a boiling rock almost exploded into his face.
Kory Doszpoly is an aspiring caveman and enjoys giving up modern luxuries to experience primitive survival techniques.
However, one technique almost backfired, in a very explosive manner.
While camping out in the forested area of Pine Barrens, New Jersey, Kory decided to boil and purify water using the ancient technique of using rocks which have been heated up in fire.
Once the rocks were red hot, Kory dropped them in a vessel one-by-one to help bring the water to a boil.
In order to avoid any rock explosions, the fire must be built up in a proper way. But unluckily for Kory, instead of the rock breaking away due to the heat, it actually held together until it was placed in the water and then it exploded.
Shooting into the air, mere inches away from Kory’s unsuspecting face, the primitive survivalist was very lucky to walk away unscathed.
Kory said: “This was a real explosion and could have hurt me badly. A caveman’s life is full of peril.
“I quit work two years ago, and I’m on a four-year journey to learn to live off the land.
“I practice primitive skills pretty much all day, every day.”