It is guaranteed that the SATISFACTION will be positive. They only use rods that are of the highest quality. It would be a great gift for survivalists, people interested in bushcraft, camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as a great addition to your fire starting kit. A weight of 1.1 ounces and a dimensions of 4 inch are included. It isdurable: The essential survival tool is rod. It's permissible. It is easy to access with a light weight. It's secure to know that this rod will create a spark even when wet. Be prepared. Rod has a lanyard and a strikers plate.
👤I have found that this one is the best one to use because it's cheaper and more expensive.
👤Hello! All ferro rod works, yes. I was deceived and lied to, and I am extremely disappointed. I bought it because it said the rod was 4 inches, but it's actually 2.5. It's difficult to get proper strikes with this size. It is almost for you at your home grill or light backup. I don't think it's a good idea. A+.
👤Good ferro rod is likely hard ferrocerium, which is cheaper and lasts longer as a result. A better rod than most come with. I like to use the knife as a back of the blade, and keep a 3/8" rod with me. This was the perfect size to keep with the picture. The thick stucco that coats the blades of Becker knives doesn't allow a spark off the spine. The Becker models have a small half-round curve next to the blade's edge which is sharp enough to spark. This rod is perfect for that slot. I was hoping for that when I bought it. I stripped the blade of the BK2 so that it would cut better. This is the fire steel for Becker owners who don't want to go through that hassle. The built-in grip makes it a little safer to hit the knife with it. It fits the slot so well, you're getting more surface contact for more sparks than you could get off the straight back edge of the blade. If the knife was made by Schrade, and the fire steel was made by Becker, you would think they intended each other to be better.
👤I was surprised at how easy it was to start a pile of dryer lint on fire, I have never used one before. I have noticed that some of the negative complaints are because the ferro rod isn't 4 and that the strikers aren't rounded, but it says in the video that it's only 2 1/2 inches overall and that the strikers aren't rounded. At the top. Yes. The sides are where you use it to hit the ferro rod. I don't know how I can give this less than 5 stars.
👤You can find one with a longer ferro rod. The item is 4 inches long. The rod that creates the spark is too short. It is. The longer rods will produce more sparks with one strike. If you don't have any bushcraft skills, you may have to work harder to strike it too many times. I was able to light up a piece of lint, but cotton balls will do as well. You may have to work harder if you try other materials.
👤This is in my earthquake bag. It works well for someone like me. It is easy to strike and produce sparks. The sparks make an angle of 90 degrees from the strike point, so make sure you get close to your tinder for maximum effectiveness. Some brands have plastic holders for the strikers. I haven't had an issue with my finger rubbing against the rod on the downstroke because the strikers is long enough. It fires up when I use my Mora Bushcraft knife, which has a 90 degree spline. This is a great tool, even if the rod is just a little longer.
One capsule contains 215mg of sodium, 63mg of potassium, 22mg of calcium, and 11mg of magnesium. Solid fuel tablets can be used to cook and heat food, boil water, or start campfires. Each 14-gram tablet burns up to 1300F. It's ideal for boiling water and cooking in about 8 minutes. Works at high altitudes and sub-zero temperatures. Tablets can be stored for up to 10 years.
👤I tested both brands under the same circumstances and found them to perform the same way. The price for 40 v.s. 36 Esbit tablits was $29.76 at the time of purchase. I prefer the packaging of the expedition research because it hides the smell of the tablets. The Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium pot was used for the tests. The titanium Clikstand T-2 and the titanium Windscreen T-2C were used for the test. I started with 1.75 cups of water. The temperature at the time was 57F. The water temperature was 66F. A test was performed against a wall. The bottom of the pan was cleaned. The figures are quick. Esbit was boiled until 10:11 candle sized flame until 12:25 and expedition research was boiled until 10:20 candle sized flame until 12:30. The packaging doesn't let the smell out of the tablets. I repeated the test with other pots and stands. The pot size and distance from the flame are important. Smaller diameter pots were close to the flame. You should test your setup. Not every pot and stand combination will work well.
👤A small fire was made by this fuel tablet. I used two matches to ignite it. The cube that burnt about 12 minutes did not warm enough to cook soup. 1300-Degrees? I used it. There is a I blamed my dog for 2 days and then discovered it was the cubes. They stink so bad that they taint everything else in the bag.
👤Esbit is the standard for solid fuel in backpacking. The fuel tablets on the market are individually wrapped. That is important when you think about the smell. The smell is reduced by the individual foil packets. These burn well under all weather conditions. You can't spill them. Over time, they never lose their effectiveness. They are the industry standard. They don't get that fifth star because of cost. There are other fuel tables out there that have the same features and are just as reliable as these. I don't think it's worth increasing the price by a factor of 2 to 3.
👤They were used on a 73 mile hike with 6 adults. There are two sizes of these tabs. The 14g size was used by me. I have to compare these against cooking alternatives. A gel fuel stove, a kelley kettle, and a camping stove are included. The esbit tabs and stove were the easiest to use, lightest to carry, and worked well in rainy and windy weather. The stove is small, the fuel is light, and it works well in rainy or windy conditions, so I am convinced that these are the way to go. Each tab of this size will boil 16 ounces of water and will still have a few minutes of flame left, but will not be as hot as the last few minutes. I was able to boil 2 cups of water for 8 minutes, use 1 cup of the boiling water for food, add another cup of cold water, and still make 2 cups of hot coffee, after some practice. These don't leave any sticky messes on the pots or the stove. Some of the other solid fuel tabs have issues with this. The pots and pans needed a quick wipe on the bottom. I put small pieces of aluminum foil in the bottom of my stove and I could burn up to 6 tabs before I had to replace the foil. The best option was the Esbit tabs. The Kelley kettle was my second choice, but they got too dirty on the bottom. The kelley kettle takes up a lot more space and is less prone to spills, but it is definitely quicker to boil water. The kelley kettle has several great qualities, but I didn't like the trade-offs. The biolite stove is a joke. It took almost 10 minutes to boil water, we didn't charge our devices even after 30 minutes of burning, and it was high maintenance to keep the fire going. This one is not a good choice for hiking because of its weight and size. The gel fuel stove performed as expected. I don't like the weight, space required, or the garbage that it creates. The old fashioned campfire worked as expected. It was difficult to get that fire started since it rained every day. The heat and happiness from the campfire can't be compared to the other options. The esbits win for cooking on a hike.
The energy saver. The energy is lost due to the friction between the sockets and the spindle. This fire starter survival tool can start a fire in any environment. The rod should be removed with the included tool to create sparks. No weather condition will prevent this ferro rod from creating lava-hot sparks. Included with your Feuerstock Fire Starter is an exclusive training voucher for an online ferro rod training course by Creek Stewart. The ferro rod has a lanyard. There is a full guillotine strike. This heavy-duty tool pours sparks from the tip of your Feuerstock rod. It's perfect for small hands, gloved hands, or those with arthritis. It's good for camping and hunting. There is a patent-pending protection rating. Feuerstock has a protective red coating on your fire starter. If dropped on the ground, it increases visibility. It's important to never lose your most important survival tool.
👤Awesome firesteel. The rubber coated strikers don't slip in your hand. I like the red coating on the steel, as my fire kit is also red. It should be lighting fires for a long time. Two others will be given away as Christmas gifts. Another guy will want one of those. They are a little pricey, but I really like it. It was a good purchase.
👤This is the most solid firesteel I have ever owned. I am impressed. You can't go wrong buying this product.
👤Even in cold or wet conditions, a fire starter will work. Hot sparks will quickly ignite even damp materials. A real life saver that you need to cook, stay worm and provide light and protection when nothing else will do. Buy it. You will not regret having it.
👤Great product. It makes very hot sparks. Starts fire quickly.
👤Contacted them and sent a replacement. Will check out the new one. It's pretty simple, but I'm not sure what the issue is. The original review was original. I use Light My Fire ferro so not a beginner. The red was removed from the rod and a few small sparks broke the coating. I can't get a spark from this rod. Yes, shaving pieces of metal. No, spark. I will return it. I hate the rod and love the strikers.
👤I know someone who works well with it, and I like it that it hasn't used it yet.
👤This thing scares some people. Nice.
You can light fire whenever you need it, it's a practical tool for jungle adventure, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, every day carry, etc. Fire starter by survival std The ferro rod and strikers throw over 12,000 strikes of molten material. The high quality blend of ferrocerium and magnesium ensures high performance in any weather condition and altitude. Quality with dependability. Even when wet and cold, their cherry wood handle is easy to grip. The built-in toothed edge for scraper ferro rod, bottle opener, ruler, map scale, and bottle opener is on the strikers. Light weight and comparable: The product weighs less than 3 ounces. Carry it around without even knowing it is there. The length and diameter of the ferro rod are listed. The total length of the rod and handle is about an hour. 34 Be prepared to make sure your friends and loved ones have one. You never know when there will be a need. Being cool was not cheap. It's guaranteed. They guarantee satisfaction with your Survival Stud Fire Starter or your money back if you don't like it. A USA owned company.
👤I love this fire starter. I have used many methods to get fires going and this one makes it easy. The handel is small enough to put in a pocket and forget about until needed, it makes it easy to hold even with wet hands, and the strikers make a good amount of sparks without much effort. These are the best insurance policies that anyone can carry, and I will tell anyone that I am a survival stud if they ask.
👤This thing is great. It is very durable. It works like new after being used multiple times. The brand I bought from another seller on Amazon broke on me after 3 times used. I can feel the quality in my hand. This is the one to buy if you are looking for dependability and quality.
All of their products are made in the USA. Easy fire. The fire steel can get a big spark if you get it quickly with the back of the blade. It is a good emergency fire starter for jungle exploration and camping survival. Premium waterproof solid ferrocerium, more durable than ordinary magnesium ferro rod, hit up to 16000 times, be used in various harsh environments. It is easy to ignite including plant fluff, aster fluff, cattail seeds or milkweed grass. The multi-purpose tools include a ruler, corkscrew, and wrench. The 3-inch length is easy to hold and allows the ferro rods to quickly create a big spark, which is crucial in camping survival. The ferro rod fire starter is 4.53 inches and easy to use. The design of the handle provides enough gripping power and can be carried around without taking up a lot of space. If there are any problems with their products, contact them and they would be happy to solve them.
👤I do a lot of hiking and bushcrafting. These work well. You can get a good deal on long ferro rods. I always keep a torch around my neck when hiking, even though I use a torch most of the time. If you have a 90 degree spine, you will have no issues. Even in the rain and snow. 5!
👤It works well. I bought several to give as gifts. I keep one in my vehicle and bag. It is possible to start a fire with the right tender. If you need more than 3 strikes, use a lighter. It is so convenient to have one in case. The guys like it.
👤In case of rain or bad weather, living in Florida is necessary. It's the best thing ever. Carry anywhere.
👤When struck easily, create sparks. It should work for a long time. Great to carry in a rifle butt pouch or another piece of kit.
👤The handle came off quickly. The rod came out of the handle when I started 3 fires with it.
👤I was surprised that I got two for that price. A few others were bought as gifts. Good stuff!
👤I got two for the price of one. I have one for both bags. It works just fine.
👤Look at my short clip. Comes in two pairs.
Be prepared. Rod has a lanyard and a strikers plate. For lifetime use, it is made from Zirconia ceramic. The flat edge throws more sparks than steels. The material can continuously remove spark. Does not absorb heat during collision. The ferro rod scraper is lightweight. The paracord, wrist lanyard, and keychain have a 4mm hole.
👤I wish they were bigger. If your hands are cold, these will be impossible. The hole is too small for para cord. The small size didn't deter me from buying them, but you need to be aware of it before you buy them. I knew their size. I assumed they were larger. A guitar pick is larger than a guitar.
👤I did a review on theNexLand Micro folding ceramic knife which I was interested in as it applied to using the spine of the blade as a ferro rod scraper. I got the knife in the first place and was amazed at how well it worked, but a few days later I received the ferro rod strikers and the video shows this in action. I will never return to STEEL as a ferro rod strikers. I used a microscope to analyze the edge of the knife spine and the FS1 and could not see any changes to the appearance. The card attached to the strikers indicates that they are very hard on the Mohs scale, and I think that they will last me for a long time, given that a typical ferro rod has a Mohs hardness of about 5. I obtained some of the edges with a microscope. I compared these post-use pics with the other unused strikers and they had the same edge sharpness. I use this mini strikers as my primary fire starter, and I have it on my belt loop with a ceramic knife, a Bayite ferro rod, and a peanut lighter. I use the rod and strikers to play with fire. It hones my skills. Those skills may be useful in the future.
👤Good thing they sell these in a two pack because you're likely to lose one of them the first time you try to use it. These are too short to hold onto. If you use a set of pliers, the material will work with a ferro rod.
👤To small for cold weather.
👤I use the small shoe tie rods as part of my daily carry. I don't know they are on my key chain.
👤The ceramic scrapers are very nice. The customer service is great. I contacted the customer service after having an issue with the shipping. They were very helpful. I did not spend a lot of money on these, but that did not affect the customer service. They treated me like I spent a lot of money. I plan to buy more items from them. They seem to care about their customers.
👤It's small and perfect for a necklace.
👤These strikers are great spark throwers. If you want to start a fire, you should use this product.
All of their products are made in the USA. The replacement ferrocerium rod length is 3.15". The diameter is 0.28" Large enough for a shower of sparks and small enough to carry. Always be prepared to start a fire, it works in any weather condition. It will hold enough tinder to start a fire, or a half of a cottonball or other fire starting material, even water treatment tablets, and any other small stuff you want. It's easy to operate and throw showers of sparks. It helps you to instantly start your fire by throwing sparks. The revolutionary new fire paracord with survival cords has exciting life-saving function, including 7 triple strands, 1 PE braided fishing line, 1 red waterproof flax fire tinder, and 1 cotton thread, measuring 5/32 inch in diameter. Life-saving strands can catch fish, make fire, sew clothes, set traps, and so on. It is a must have for your survival kit. It's a perfect emergency fire starter for Bushcraft, Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, EDC, Back packing, Boy Scout, BBQ, Gas Camp Stoves and so on.
👤I was a bit skeptical at first, but the idea that the handle could be used for storage made the possibilities even better. I ordered it and it arrived quickly and well packaged. It comes with a pouch, para cord, and rod with a storage handle. There is a The rod is the most important review for me. This seems to be a medium to soft density ferro rod that produces a lot of hot sparks. The storage handle is large enough to hold a few cotton swabs or char cloth, even as a backup. If dry tinder isn't available, it holds enough for emergencies. I was worried that the rod would get into the handle. I was worried it would get lost and come loose. This has not been a problem. I don't see any loosened up. It will take a drop of glue or a thread locker to correct that. The Fire Paracord is what the Paracord is. I didn't use the pouch as a storage for this rod and strikers as it was hard to quickly get them in and out. I used it to hold a stick of fatwood. If you are looking for a great economical ferro rod then look no further. I have used it for 5 different fires and all of them were successful. Great product. I recommended it to a student.
👤This is a great rod. The softer rod allows it to throw a lot of sparks. The handle has a storage compartment. It is a great place to store fire paracord. The contents of the storage compartment are kept dry with a rubber gasket. Before you try to use it, make sure to remove the protective coating. A lot of people make this mistake.
👤The fire started for you. Rod is a little soft and that is why it throws sparks. If you do your part, the fire will start. I've lit cotton balls in various things. I've been messing around with it. I'm confident that it will do the job.
👤I didn't know what I was doing with this ferro rod. I think that's correct. I wanted to learn how to start a fire. I have an adventurous spirit. I was working with paper that was wet. It took about 20 minutes. I got that fire started. Wow! What an accomplishment! This stuff is great. I have to learn how to start one with paper. That's next weekend!
👤The ferro rod would be included. I received a pocket bellows. There is a treaded hole in the bottom of the capsule, but no ferro rod. Don't waste your money, just buy a pocket bellows and ferro rod separately, at least you'll get what you pay for.
👤It will work out great for car camping. Twice as long as a pocket is open. A little too long for a regular key chain carry. A lot of air is moved at a comfortable pace. I will use it at my fire pit. This will allow me to sit comfortably.
We care about you and your loved ones and your voice drives them to be the best. The Emergency Weather Radio has an 18-month warranty. If you don't like the weather radio, they will give you a solution, such as a refund or replacement. Their customer service is always available for you. No risk for your purchase. The fire starter is by Bushcraft Surge. The ferro rod fire starter throws sparks to start the fire. The extra large fire starter bristle is a waterproof fire starter. It is easy to use, it ignites from the sparks of the ferro rod. Over 15,000 strikes are composed of a high quality ferrocerium and magnesium blend. A handcrafted cherry wood handle has a comfortable grip. A lanyard with a hardened steel multi-tool flint is attached to it with a built-in wrench and toothed edge. The weight is 2.3 ounces. You can either carry it in your pack or wear it around your neck. Great for backpacking, hiking, and camping. It's a great gift for a bushcraft woodsman.
👤It seems that the consumer is not aware that this product is made in China until they receive it. Will purchase a Texas Bushcraft fire starter when he returns.
👤The survival fire starter exceeded my expectations. This is a great addition to my gear. This will be fun to use to teach survival skills at my summer camp. The quality is top-notch and it is the perfect size. The handle is very nice and it makes it easy to throw sparks. I've used ferro rods in the past, but this is much easier. It comes with a paracord survival bracelet. When I ordered it, I didn't know it had a mini ferro rod fire starter built into it. I think this is a great fire scorer for camping or bushcraft survival.
👤The compass and the whistle are not fun. I can't recommend this bracelet. The long Fero rod and strikers kit is not bundled with the kit as seen, it works well and the sparks that are produced are strong. I couldn't send a submission so I had to pick a 1 Star Rating.
👤The bracelet and strikers were present. I don't care about anything else but the rod and strikers. I like how the strikers have no plastic. I know it will not break from the pressure. I plan to get back into camping and hunting soon. Dad took me on scouting outings when I was a kid. I want to test myself in situations where I am not as prepared as the scouts. There were no matches or fire starting kits to start. I've never started a fire with my dad's flint, and he rarely used it. I decided to see if I needed to practice with it. The rounded and toothed tip was the main selling point of the strikers tools. I took a branch from a pile of dead branches. All I could do was scratch it. I will write this and think about it. It seems like a tool that would work on larger pieces of a tree and I will find something that will work on it. I expected a sharper edge on one side so it would work better to shear off the wood in its small diameter. I will take a filing kit to this puppy now that I think about it. Still. The kindling maker portion of the tool needs to be shaped a bit wider to improve its shearing ability. It's just a ridged grooves. It can be used as a forward. HOLY COW! I tried to figure out how much pressure was applied. The black coating makes it hard to get off as it's just a slick barrier to initially get off and take more pressure off. The sound is so satisfying when the sparks fly everywhere. I need to see how natural I am at starting a fire. We had some rain in the last 2 days but it was mostly dry. I went to the fire pit after taking dead weeds and dry leaves. I will say that it lit a fire in one try. Every few strikes, I had to fiddle with my birds nest. There were times when the thing was struck so quickly that it was hard to get a spark to catch in the nest. It would be hard to tell if the smoke was coming from the bird nest or the strikers. There is a Within a few minutes of effort, and 1 minute of gathering the kindling after giving up on the kindling tool. I had a nest on fire. There were 2 flames that came out of it. It had to be set down. I didn't want to commit to having a full fire because I didn't have everything ready. I didn't have a pile of kindling to keep the fire going. If I did. I'm pretty sure I would have had a roaring fire in less than 10 minutes. It's 54 degrees with a nice breeze. I think that's a pretty effective Firestarter attempt. I left. "Oh it's on fire!", to "I'm not as natural as I thought I would be at this." It took in a matter of seconds. I didn't blow it. No ember to light up the sky. It was on fire. No cotton or anything like that. There were mostly dry leaves and dead weed twigs in the bowl. I was caught off guard when I got 2 flames instead of an ember. The reviews said the bracelet would be cheap. I didn't care if that was the case. It had a fire rod on the clip. I was expecting a cheap toy quality compass. It is a solid compass with liquid inside. Whenever I look at it, it's easy to read and turn to North. I have large hands. I wouldn't be surprised if it was too small. It fits just right and doesn't make a difference to my skin. People complain about the whistle. It sounds like a high pitch whistle and is not a cheap one. It comes across as a piercing sound. There is a hole in the ground. I don't know why it's there. If you cover it, the whistle will still work even if you blow it. You can easily cover it with your lip. People say it's broken, but I don't think that's right. The "cutter" is not going to be able to cut a small thing. It's probably better to kindling than the strikers tool. It would break if you used it that way. The center of the clip has a strikers rod. It's small. I don't know how you could use it without breaking the clips. There was no tool to hit it. Why don't you put a grooves in the cutter to fit the rod and use it as a strikers? I'll be filing that down as well. The paracord is strong. It's heavier than I expected. The cord on the rod seems to be very strong. I expect the rod to be worn down before the cord does. If I am using that word correctly, the handle feels very comfortable. I wish the rod was a bit longer. I wouldn't be interested in this if it was more than $20. I see the bracelet as a bit of a novelty. I was surprised to find that it is sturdy and a nice bonus to make it a good value at $15.99. It's a perfect first tool for anyone. My biggest perk is the metal tool. The man that kicks up sparks is easy to spot. When the rod wears down. I'll keep the one for the replacement. I've never owned one before, so I can't comment on the life expectancy. I am surprised at how much wear and tear has already occurred. I'm starting to think that my dad didn't use that rod to start the fire, because it looks worse already. If they are all soft and easy to shave, or if I'm using too much force, to really give an experienced opinion on that. I can 3D print another handle, since I know the last one. I don't need a compass or emergency whistle, I got one on my wrist, and it doesn't hang from my neck. I'll find something to attach to it to make it more useful. I might as well include it in my survival arsenal because the thing isn't going to break anytime soon.
Not only suitable for emergency situation in camping, hiking, boating and other activities, but also referee, coach, lifeguard, pet dog training, school sports, competition, etc. Immediate fire. Fires can be started in any weather conditions with Magnesium Rod. Immediate fire. Fires can be started in any weather conditions with Magnesium Rod. Each box contains 2 Fire Starters with unique design. The multi-tool design includes a built-in compass, 150dB Whistle, Steel Scraper, 450LB 8core Paracord and Rod. Lighter and more reliable than matches, weighs less than 2 ounces. 100% money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the product, there is no questions offered.
👤It was love at first sight. It's easy to use, versatile, and a good deal. There are some issues. The rope is very sturdy and will keep unraveling. I had to buy another one. The magnesium stick is missing. The compass is a little unpredictable. You have to shake it to get it to flow. Still a good deal.
👤I have to be completely honest. I know the importance of being prepared for any circumstance that may arise, but I am not a big survival nut. You can only plan for things you can think about, but you never know what will happen. The design is simple in nature, but it is a great start to survive in the toughest environments. In a survival situation, you can never underestimate how valuable fire is, and this is what you need to make fire, and then some. You have a compass, whistle, and parachute cord that can be used for a variety of things, and you can choose to use them or not. The quality of the product you get and the price they are selling it for are the only choices you have. It would definitely recommend anyone and everyone.
👤I bought two and the compass doesn't work. It's almost a toy.
👤Quality material and Craftsmanship is obvious, yet I haven't had a need for a fire. The pride you have in your product is shown in the packaging. Not a cheap knock off. I'm sure it will come at my first use.
👤It works well. My kids love the whistle and compass.
👤You can have a fire even in a little wind if you make a birds nest and have the right tools.
👤This product is exactly what I was looking for and it was delivered in a timely manner.
The magnesium fire starter kit makes it easy to start a fire. The Mag Bar works in all weather conditions. The fire starters are suitable for outdoor activities. The first-stAGEINDER is built-in, and it is not always easy to find something that will light. The flint rod will throw hot sparks even if it is windy. This fire steel is perfect for experts and beginners because of its handy strikers. Longer lasting, convenience and comparison are some of the things that are included. You can light many fires with this bundle of firesteel blocks. You can use the attached chain to keep your fire starter kit. SHOP SAFELY: The Friendly Swede's Lifetime Warranty covers this flint fire starter survival lighter. If you have any questions about their products, please contact them.
👤The ferro rod is about 4mm in diameter. It doesn't give much length or surface area to get a spark. The strikers is less than 3” in length. It doesn't give a lot of energy. You work hard to get a spark. If you are planning on camping or using this to light a fire at home, you should use a larger, more friendly system. This is lightweight and works in emergencies. You should pack one in each emergency kit. The ferro rod is large enough to get you back to civilization, but not everyday. The triple length chains are nice. The bottle opener makes the strikers thinner at one point and more likely to break.
👤It's a magnesium fire starter kit. If you don't know, you have to remove magnesium from the block and then hit the flint side with sparks to ignite it. It's up to you to find and build a fire from dry tinder. You get three fire starting kits for the price of one. It comes with a chain and a scraper that works well. I made a fire on the first try, but I'm not a survivalist. This one is on the money since similar kits seem to come for $5/piece. The magnesium block has a protective paint that you need to remove first. I can pack one of these kits away, unused, in my kit for that bad day, without worrying that it will go bad on me, because it's not in the way. It works as advertised.
👤These aren't meant to replace lighters or matches, but to serve as a safe and always-there camping or survival pack item. It's not safe to leave a butane lighter in a pack or vehicle because they can leak or get overheated. It takes time and practice to get magnesium fire starters to work. First of all, if you think the Friendly Swede fire starters don't work, you need to remove the protective coating from the flint and magnesium block before you can get a decent fire starter. It takes practice to get the right angle and pressure when striking a spark. Before you start a fire, make sure to have all your fire-making materials on hand. You can light small twigs with a 25-cent pile of shavings, but you really need to build up to it. Good kindling can be done with pine duff, bark shavings, wood shavings, dried moss, and rotten wood. If you have something better or easier to use, you don't have to use the tool. A good sharp knife can be used to strike a spark and get shavings. It's a good thing that the tool is there in case you don't have a knife. Sometimes a lighter or matches just don't work or the flame doesn't last long enough or burn hot enough, and it's hard to get marginal burning materials going. A double-sized pile of magnesium shavings can burn for a while, but it will be very hot, which can overcome damp kindling. If you go outside on a non-windy day, you can gather some kindling and small pieces of wood, and use the fire starter to start a fire. You will have a better idea of what to expect and how to do it when you know what to expect, which is a better way to go than to wait until the snow falls and try to figure it out. The fire starter won't go bad if the flint and magnesium are exposed. The Friendly Swede's emergency fire starter is inexpensive and comes with three complete blocks, tools, and chains. I gave one to my spouse, and the third one is going into our truck's little first aid kit. I am not associated with The Friendly Swede, but I love their products and always keep an eye out for them, especially when they come out with something new. The last thing I bought from them was a mini-kit of carabiner grenade survival gear.
The ultimate multi-usage survival gear is the men's outdoor camping and fishing kit. They have something in the kit that will make it possible for your boy to go camping, fishing, or hunting. The outdoor essentials fire kit is an excellent accessory. An amazing ignition device that uses changes in air energy to cause instantaneous combustion is easy to use. The O-rings on the plunger increase compression. It is made of aluminum alloy and brass. A good fire kit is suitable for outdoor camping, hiking, survival, etc. The rope may be random.
👤I bought this based on the pictures I saw online, and it came the day I was going camping with the scouts. Good news. The item was not as pictured. There wasn't a char cloth. I would have made some in advance of the trip if I had known this, but I expected the kit to have some based on the pictures. I can make char cloth with cotton ticking, which is easy to make, and I did make some while camping. I could use it. I would not buy from this vendor again since the picture did not represent what I got, but I will be much more cautious next time.
👤I was excited to try it. I am writing a Practical Prep article on making fire under different conditions, from having nothing to having planned ahead. Most people overlook the importance of fire in their preparations for emergencies. It was not easy to do it because the product tolerances are so low. You have to make sure the top is tight and add a lot of lubricant to seal it. You have to make the seal with grease and have a limited supply of carbon cloth to ignite the device. There is a supply of o-rings which will eventually wear as well. You also get a supply of a canvas, as well as some stuff for great tinder, in case you don't have some available. The kit is complete and has everything you need. If you don't get a good seal, you won't get an ember from the heat caused by the sudden air compression, and you will need some strength to make this work. I wasn't impressed with the quality. The base part of the device had a flaw, which detracts from the appearance but not the function, and the tin was dinged from stuff not being properly packed. I only buy the best when I shop for survival equipment, and this just detracts from my confidence in the product, confirmed with the lack of tight tolerances and good seal without extra grease. It might be that the only way it will work is with the pressure and rate of change. While it works, there are a lot more reliable ways to start a fire, with no moving parts that take less energy to accomplish. It is cool. If you have access to grease, then it might be a tool to have in your bag. I liked the fact that you can put more carbon cloth or magnesium rod inside the base.
👤After returning for a replacement, I received a second incomplete unit that had only the tin and piston, no char cloth, no grease, and no paracord. Both appear to have been opened previously. After giving up on the second attempt, I returned for a refund.
👤This is one of the worst fire pistons I have used. They are attempting to make a fire engine. I spent over an hour trying different things. I tried to get this device to work. It isn't worth the effort to ship back. You can save money and headaches by buying a product made by U.S. citizens.
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