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Coghlan's 7940 12 x 5" Fire Stick, (Pack of 12)

4.6 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews

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  • A fast, easy way to start barbecues, campfires, and fireplaces
  • Sticks are non toxic, leave no odor, burn completely, and even light after being submerged in water
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  • Coghlan's Fire Sticks, Package of 12. A fast, safe way to start barbecues, campfires, and fireplaces
  • Non-toxic Sticks leave no odor and burn completely
  • Great for backpackers: they'll light even after being submerged in water
  • An excellent emergency source of heat, light or for use as a flare
  • Twelve 5 inch (12.7 cm) sticks to a poly bag with header
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Coghlan's Fire Sticks, Package of 12. A fast, safe way to start barbecues, campfires, and fireplaces. Non-toxic Sticks leave no odor and burn completely. Great for backpackers: they'll light even after being submerged in water. An excellent emergency source of heat, light or for use as a flare. Twelve 5 inch (12.7 cm) sticks to a poly bag with header.

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  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B000LBS6LS
  • Item model number: 7940
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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These aren't ment for use as tinder. Think of these as the stick you can always light on fire. You're out in the woods and its rained for 2 days, now you find shelter and want to dry off. You kept your tinder dry, but the sticks around you are to wet to get going quickly. use your tinder/lighter/match to light this, it'll burn, for a few minutes, long enough to dry out that wood that's a little to damp. I've used this brand for years, infact have one pack that I've kept in my BOB ofr about 12 years, even those old sticks are still reliable. It's wax and a good burning wood scrap, nothing fancy, just very effective

I break each stick into 3 pieces, using one for getting a campfire going in standard conditions. One whole one, lighting one end and placing it flat so it burns the longest possible time for wet conditions. And in an emergency, you can light 3-4 sticks for a small warming fire. It won't last long, but it would be just long enough to get some larger wood pieces going.

You can't light this with just a flint and steal, but its not intended for that purpose, this is reliable, lightable, shelf stable, fuel. I'd recommend getting some water proof or stomr proof matches to go along with these if you're preparing an emergency kit.

Deffinatly keep some in your bug out bag, its the equivlent of about 5 times the same amount of kindleing, which is just as important as what you light it with.

If you're really cheap, just melt wax and sawdust together yourself, and if you're already in possesion of some, chop up a durolog. Personally I like these better then either of those, they break into smaller peices easier, and burn with less mess.
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They work!! I first discovered these camping in the damp North Coast. I could not get my campfire started, and it was freezing and damp that night. The lady at the camp store sold me a pack. It doesn't matter how wet the wood is, these guys will start the fire for you. Now I also use them for lighting the wood stove at home. It makes my job so easy. Keep them in your camping gear or backpack and make sure you keep them handy in your home/ car emergency kit. I wouldn't be caught without them.
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Length: 2:49 Mins
I stink at starting fires with just about every type of fire sparker I've used, and even with matches or a lighter it can take me a few tries to get a camp fire going. Because of that, I see these as a kind of insurance policy guaranteeing I can get the fire going, keep it going until my teepee catches, and then light a fire if I'm ever in an emergency situation.

And the cool thing about these is that you don't need to carry the whole pack with you or anything like that. One stick can start several fires if broken up. Pieces can even be used, then pulled out of the fire before they burn down -- rubbed out in the dirt, and then reused for another fire. So one stick could probably get you three three or four days of backpacking.

Yes, it's true that there are ways to make this kind of thing. And yes it's true that other things -- such as fine steel wool -- make for good fire starters. But I find magnesium sticks a big pain to scrape and work with. These fire sticks just take a match and they're burning enough to get your tinder going. And I think that's awesome.

I've placed 1/3 of a stick in all of my emergency fire-starting kits (along with matches, lighter, fire steel, and various forms of micro-tinder), just as that insurance policy, guaranteeing I'll have flame when I really need it.

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This product was NOT given to me as part of any promotion. I bought it after doing some comparison shopping and this review is entirely the result of my own opinions and use of the product.
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Need to start a campfire under unfavorable conditions? Get a Bic lighter and a supply of Coghlan's fire sticks. (They work fine with ordinary matches, too!)

This is the sort of product that you can casually ignore until the day when you really need to start your camp fire under difficult conditions … and from that day forward you will keep a supply on hand!

A very convenient and compact substitute for fat wood or greasewood kindling … and more compact than paraffin soaked pinecones … and easier to carry in a knapsack.
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Definitely not as quick to start as lint/cotton balls (sometimes takes more than 1 match) so don't expect it to replace tinder especially if you use flint and steel, but once started they last for a long time (surprisingly long) and seem to burn pretty hot, so they should be able to get hard to light wood started where shorter burning tinder might fail.
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I love these fire sticks. I could probably get away with using just a half stick to start our campfires, but I've been throwing in a whole one and I can light it and walk away. We've been having a lot of rain lately, so everything is damp. I've been putting down a layer of balled up newspaper and one of these sticks on top to keep everything off the damp bottom of the fire pit. Then I pile kindling, some larger sticks and a few small logs, then light the stick and walk away. It does take about 30 seconds or so to get the stick to light, but once it does, it burns long enough to catch everything else. This past weekend I was trying to finish cooking lunch before the skies opened up, but I didn't quite make it. I was able to burn another one of these sticks to catch some smaller sticks in order to finish cooking during the rain and the whole thing burned for at least ten minutes in the pouring rain. These come at a great price and I will be purchasing again.
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