überleben Kräftig 1/2 Thick Fire Starter | XL Bushcraft Ferro Rod | Lengths: 5 – 8" | Last Up To 20,000 Strike | All Weather Emergency Survival Camping | 6 in 1 Multi-Tool
|Price:||$22.00 - $32.00|
- ✔ CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED SIZE - The überleben Kräftig comes in two size lengths; 5" and 8", both lasts for over 20,000 strikes.
- ✔ HIGHEST QUALITY FIRESTEEL AVAILABLE - The 1/2" thick chunk of ferrocerium will ignite a 5,500º F shower of sparks at any altitude, in any weather condition - rain, shine, snow, or fallout. The higher temperature spark is more effective at starting fires and lighting stoves in any weather & at any altitude
- ✔ A SURVIVAL TOOL FOR WHEREVER YOU GO - Our rods are the perfect travel size for backpacking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boy scouts, BBQ, and everyday emergency preparedness
- ✔ RELIABILITY IN ANY SITUATION - The überleben Kräftig isn't your typical fire starter. It will never let you down; Our gnarliest ferro rod to date.
- ✔ THE ULTIMATE FIRE-STARTING KIT WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE - Includes ferro rod with wooden handle, black braided nylon lanyard, 6 in 1 Multi-Tool with concave-toothed steel scraper, ruler, map scale, hex wrench, sharp spine scraper & bottle opener
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Überleben (German; verb): to survive, to outlast.
Überleben is everything you want, and nothing you don't. It's minimalist simplicity and functionality at its finest. It's practical luxury. The perfect balance of durability and weight. It's handcrafted and it's 100% real-deal. Modern Bushcraft, Traditional Wisdom.
Reliable in any Weather and Altitude: The Perfect Companion for any Adventure
The Kräftig will go wherever YOU wish to go.
The 1/2" thick chunk of ferrocerium will ignite a 5,500º F shower of sparks at any altitude, in any weather condition:
Did we mention our Kräftig is resitant to corrosion?
Über Essential in Many Situations
The Kräftig will never fail you.
This monster of a fire starter is essential to have for:
- Boy Scouts
Plus, it is a survival tool you can keep around for everyday emergency preparedness.
The Ultimate Fire Starter
The Überleben Kräftig comes in two size lengths; 5" and 8", both lasts for over 20,000 strikes. If you think 8 inches is overkill, you're right. Sometimes overkill is exactly what you'll need! If you don't want overkill the 5" is just as reliable & durable: just without the drama!
The Kit Includes:
- Ferro rod
- 3mm shock-cord lanyard for multiple securing options which also permits a smooth striking range of motion
- 6 in 1 Multi-Tool with concave-toothed steel scraper, ruler, map scale, hex wrench, sharp spine scraper & bottle opener
Everything you need is here
Überleben Kräftig requires no flints, lighter fluid, batteries or replacement parts. They never have to be re-supplied and they don’t jam, get damp, or fail like matches and butane lighters.
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I chose the 8” model with the intent of adding a handle using just a strip of 1/8” wide rawhide boot lace. When completed four and a half inches remain exposed. Considering it’s a half inch stick that should be good for a very long time. I did not like the feel of the raw rod in my hand, and pictured it when very cold.
1. The 8” long half inch firestick Überleben Kräftig 1/2" Thick Fire Starter | Bushcraft Ferro Rod | 5" or 8" XL Lengths | 20,000 Strikes | All Weather Emergency Survival Camping | 6 in 1 Multi-Tool - Size 8" x 1/2"
2. A 40 inch long rawhide boot lace, 1/8” square – end to end (does not taper) 40 Inch Fresh Tan Rawhide Leather Laces for all Quality Footwear 1/8 Inch Square Cut Rawhide
3. A bottle of Boot-Fix Glue Boot-Fix Shoe Glue: Instant Professional Grade Shoe Repair Glue
4. A tin Bear Grease leather conditioner BEAR Leather Dressing Bear Grease (3.5 Oz)
5. A very small pin
6. A medium size binder clip Staples Medium Metal Binder Clips, Black, 1 1/4" Size with 5/8"Capacity
7. Needle Nose pliers, I use Leatherman Super Tool Leatherman - Super Tool 300 Multitool, Stainless Steel with Leather Sheath
8. A piece of fine grit sandpaper
9. A paper towel folded to make it thick
10. A sheet of scrap paper
1. Coat the rawhide boot lace with Bear Grease – taking care to also coat the ends
2. Allow the boot lace to dry overnight – wipe off any excess
3. Wearing eye protection, cut the pointy end of the pin such that it is now 3/8 inch in length, discard the other end with the wide “pushing” end
4. Insert one end of boot lace into hole in firestick sticking out about 1/4 inch
5. TIGHTLY wind the boot lace around the firestick. As you wind push the loops tightly toward the end of the firestick with the hole. Make sure it is tightly wound and pushed together snugly.
6. Attach the binder clip as shown, to hold the last loop of rawhide in place. This will be a bit difficult. The objective is to have the end of the bootlace secured, with the side facing the long end of the firestick in the clear for the next step.
7. Using needle nose pliers, place, point sticking out, the partial needle. Only expose about a third of the needle, about 1/8 of an inch. If more is exposed the needle will bend in the next step.
8. Push the needle, about 1/8 inch from the end of the bootlace into the bootlace. This push is from the long end toward the end with the hole, and the needle section is parallel to the firestick.. Slide the pliers back again another 1/8 of an inch, push again. Repeat for the remaining part of the needle. The objective is to secure the final part of the bootlace to the prior 2 turns to secure the final section. Push the tiny bit not inserted to make needle flush.
9. The 3/8 inch needle now is thru the last loop and also the 2 prior loops and will secure the bootlace from unraveling.
10. Remove the binder clip, again push coil toward hole in firestick to compress the loops tightly.
11. Wear eye protection and, if you have them disposable rubber gloves for next step.
12. Holding the long end of the firestick horizontally, apply a line of Boot-Fix Glue to the top of the bootlace coil; do this over the sheet of scrap paper in case any drips.
13. Use the piece of paper towel (about 8 thicknesses) to spread the glue evenly to all parts of the bootlace. It helps to turn the long end while wiping with the paper towel. Work the glue into the tiny gaps between the turns, but work quickly – you have about 30 seconds. The glue will stick to fingers, vegetable oil is the solvent to remove it – but it works slowly. No harm is done if some glue gets on the firestick, it will come off easily.
14. Allow at least an hour for the glue to dry. It takes time because it is the glue between the turns that must become dry.
15. When dry the “handle” will feel rough and unpleasant.
16. Gently sand the TOP of the loops to remove most of the rough texture, getting most of it off is enough. It will now look ugly, with some parts white, some brown, etc.
17. Wipe the sanding dust off with some paper towel
18. Apply an additional light coat of Bear Grease to ALL of the bootlace, ends too.
19. I used toenail clippers to trim the part sticking out of the hole to be level with the loops.
20. Allow about an hour for the light coat of Bear Grease to dry.
21. Admire your new handle.
NOTE: The STRIKER is key to getting a shower of sparks and hot globs. The supplied one was adequate but not great. I verify from a prior review that the best striker is the back side of the saw tool on a Leatherman tool. The combination of this firestick with the back side of the saw on the Leatherman might make this combination qualify as a weapon! It's that amazing. When using the Leatherman there is a firm grip and a very long active scraping component. Try other scrapers, some will make a wimpy spark, others will amaze
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