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Solo Scientific Tinder HOT Box Solar Fire Starter

4.1 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
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  • store fire starting tinder in the air/water tight tinder box portion
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Starts a fire using solar energy: * Fits in your pocket * No moving parts and no batteries * No gases * Can be used as a signal mirror Created and manufactured by Solo Scientific Inc. in the USA the Tinder HOT Box Solar Fire Starter (Patent Pending) is a tinder storage box that can start a fire using solar energy, and the inside top cover is also a signal mirror. It will fit in your pocket! The Tinder HOT Box Solar Fire Starter is used to store fire starting tinder in the air/water tight tinder box portion of the unit that is sealed from the elements using an o-ring seal. This keeps the damp air/water out so your tinder always stays dry! A great companion to our other fire starters! Designed to function in any environment that will support life our Tinder HOT Box Solar Fire Starter will literally function for as long as our Sun will shine and there is tinder to be found! As a matter of fact our Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter will even function on other planets - as long as there is a star nearby and tinder to store! There are no moving parts, no flint, no fuels, no gases, and no batteries! In addition, you will always have dry tinder in the air/water tight tinder box to use to start your fire! The inside bottom of the tinder box is a parabolic reflector that focuses all solar energy to a singular point just below the base of the removable and stowable tinder holder arm. The tinder holder arm is securely stowed in the top housing during non-use and has a circular area and an expandable slot at the top to insert and lock your tinder in place just above the focus of the Tinder HOT Box Solar Fires Starter portion of the unit. The tinder holder arm also has light- through holes for maximum efficiency and the Tinder Holder can be changed from stow configuration to fire starting configuration in seconds by simply removing from the top inside cover and pressing into place! The top of our Tinder HOT Box Solar Fire Starter is also a signal mirror that is there when you nee

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  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00ETHVNSS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,607 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I'm sure one can get an ember, but I had no luck getting actual fire although more skillful people probably could. I made a short video trying this product and comparing it with an ordinary 5" cosmetic mirror which worked better.
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If you are going to get a solar fire starter then this is the one to get. If you appreciate fine workmanship then this is the one to get. This is not a cheap plastic dish coated with a plastic reflector. This is hand built and solid as a tank. The fit and finish are superb from the tight cap fit to the checkering on the lid. In the first try I was able to get n ember from a dark colored leaf in only 10 seconds or so and that was hand held with wind and me not being able to hold it still. In hand sight I would brace it on a car, log or the ground and I suspect the results would be even better. When focused the pin point of light is very bright and I would encourage some caution in it use. If you see a flash in your eyes then yep it is working but that means it is working on your eyes! Its not a toy so I would discourage use by children. Obviously it can't be used with no sun but if you live in a sunny climate and have a few minutes it is hard to beat and completely reusable perhaps a bazillion times.
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Gave it a 10 second try and had nine seconds left over. Just about instantaneous. Would not recommend polishing mirror as some have suggested. To clean, use alcohol and cotton ball. Extremely light pressure. Let the alcohol do the work. Best if just left alone. Does not work well in a bat cave. Highly recommend adding to emergency survival kit Excellent stocking stuffer for camper / hiker. Well made and durable. Well worth the price. Would recommend to others. Great gift for a Scout.
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if you want a solar fire starter, I suggest this one. Made from good grade aluminum, not cheap plastic..."O" ring sealed to keep tinder dry...and the outside can be polished for a signal mirror. Well worth the price and Amazon is at least 1/2 as expensive as anywhere else.
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I read the reviews and took a chance. The Solar Fire Starter is nice and compact. The tinder holder works great and the whole thing seals up nice and water tight. I used a little Brasso to shine up the mirror and it works like a charm! I’m glad to add this to my fire starting kit.
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Does all that it states it can do, Went out late in the afternoon on a hazy day and My tinder went up ! Great pocket size, and a great addition to anyones kit.
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I had no problem getting a campfire started with this. I have found that using punk wood (wood that is rotted) works REALLY REALLY well! Just take a piece of punk wood and attach it to the focal point on the tab and in 5 to 10 seconds, you have a burning ember that is easy to work with and long lasting. Iv'e tried to get an ember on an overcast day and did not have any success so you need a clear and sunny day for this to work. Worth every penny in my opinion!
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Great product. Works as advertised. Quality construction. Great back up fire starter. Throw one in your BOB and never be without a means to make a fire.
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