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Great help for tough fires.
on May 7, 2009
This is the same product that comes packed with the Aviation Survival Spark-lite Kit. Though impregnated with flammable oils and waxes the compressed cotton fabric of these fire-starters packs dry.
A lot of people on their reviews of the Spark-Lite kit talk about home brewed substitutes like cotton balls with petroleum jelly mushed into them but the mess is hardly worth it.
I will go with these, thanks. They store neatly and indefinitely almost anywhere, light easily by a spark or flame (Frizz up one end just a bit first) and burn long enough to get a fire going.
I keep my Spark-Lite kits amply supplied but also have some of these scattered in various places. For example, I keep a few of them tucked under the "ranger bands" (cut from bike tubes) that are attached to my knife sheaths.
You shouldn't need these every time you light a fire. Under normal weather conditions with dry wood and good natural tinder you should be able to get a fire going without any special help at all. But for tough fires, these are a great help.