Campfirepiston Hickory Fire Piston
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- Made in the U.S.A Primary or backup fire starting tool
- Great survival fire starting device that uses air
- My fire piston does not cost a fortune But works like it should
- YOU will Receive Hickory Fire Piston,Bag of Char Cloth, (2) Orings,Instructions How to use the Fire Piston & Make Char Cloth
- Overall length is 4-1/2 (114.3mm) Diameter is 7/8 (22.2mm) Weight 2.0oz 56.7g
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|Item Dimensions||0.75 x 6 x 9 inches|
|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Material Type||Aluminum, Hickory Wood Walnut Stain|
|Shipping Weight||0.19 pounds|
Fire Piston Consists of a hollow cylinder ranging in length from about 3 to 6 inches sealed at one end and open at the other. A piston with an airtight circular seal (o-ring) is fitted into the cylinder. The piston has a handle on the end to allow a firm grip to be applied to it, or a large enough surface area to strike it sharply without causing pain while the cylinder is braced against a hard surface, and it can be completely withdrawn from the cylinder. The piston generally has a notch or recess on or in its face, into which a piece char cloth is placed. The compression of the air when the piston is quickly rammed into the cylinder causes the interior temperature to rise sharply to 500°F This is hot enough for the char cloth in the piston face to ignite. The piston is then quickly withdrawn, before the now-burning tinder depletes the available oxygen inside the cylinder. The smoldering char cloth can then be removed from the face of the piston and transferred to a larger nest of fine kindling material, such as Jute Twine, Paper Towel , birch shavings, etc. The ember is then fanned or blown upon vigorously to create a flame, at which time various stages of larger kindling can be added until built into a proper fire Most Fire Pistons are either a single aluminum rod and tube that causes discomfort and pain to your hand when you try to use it or made with an expensive fancy wood casing, that cost $$ I’ve come up with a solution to both by using a less expensive wood casing, mine works just as well as the $60-$80 fire piston and does not hurt your hand like the other. Who cares if your fire piston cost $80 when your hungry or cold. Scouts love them…and so will YOU! WHAT YOU GET Fire Piston Bag of Char Cloth 2 EXTRA O-RINGS Instructions How to use the Fire Piston Instructions How to make Char Cloth.
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Top Customer Reviews
Keep in mind it took me lots of practice to have a high success rate. This fire piston is easier to use than the all metal versions.
Works right, first time, every time.
Yeah, you can't store the piston in the cylinder because it seals so well. So what. Or roll the o-ring back up, your call, but I don't like messing with, it reduces ring life. I keep mine in a sealable sandwich bag, along with the provided bag of char cloth and provided bag of spare o-rings.
Of course it is historic too. It was invented in the Philippines 1500 years ago. While it was patented in France in 1734, 40 years before the American Revolution. This never leaves my fire pouch!
- Good Quality
- Came with spare O-Rings and charcoal cloth
- Was able to get it to work the first time
- Once the O-Ring is on the piston you can't store the piston in the piston chamber. The compression will hold it out. I remove the O-ring and pushed it up to the top of the piston to store the two together.
- Vaseline or some type of oil is needed. Just know you'll need to find some when it arrives.
If you choose not to order this item I would look for a Fire Piston that has a storage compartment for spare O-rings and a release cap for the piston cylinder so that you can store the two together without compression or having to remove the O-ring.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked first try....and changed my mind......
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