Four Seasons Survival Tinder-Quik Fire Tab
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- Easy to use
- Extremely light weight
- In use by military forces around the world
- Can be used with a variety of fire starters
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|Item Dimensions||0.4 x 3.1 x 5.6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.05 pounds|
Tinder-Quik fire tabs complement your Spark-Lite purchase and make sure you've got plenty of fire-starting ability. Each Tinder-Quik is specially treated to high standards to ensure the cotton is waterproof and provides more than adequate burn times for starting fires.
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UPDATE - I found even better tinder than the two options above and its FREE.... Just head to your dryer lint tray, All that lint is so fine that it lights up almost to easy. Its very very light to carry, and a softball size of lint can really be compressed to almost nothing at all ... Try it!
As I was gathering small twigs to build the fire with, I decided to dunk the little quik fire tinder in my water cup before lighting. The description says that it will easily light even when wet, so I thought this would be a good time to find out if it was true. (Better than waiting until an emergency to test them). I dunked it under water for a few seconds, then shook it off and fluffed up the ends. I use a ferro-rod to produce a spark for fire starting. The tinder caught after 6 tries (sparks landing on the fuzzy end each time). I thought this was ok, so I then started putting small twigs on the burning tinder to build a fire with. When one of the small twigs fell directly on the tinder, the fire went out. I could not get it to re-light. Finally, I took a freash (dry) quik fire tab and fluffed that up. I got that one to light, but even after setting the dampened tab on top of the burning (dry tab)I couldn't get the damp tinder to light. Then the dry tinder went out (extinguished). Finally, I pulled out a cotton ball (with a little petrol-jelly rubbed onto one end). As always, the cotton ball ignited when the first spark hit it and burned long enough (because of the petrol-jelly) to get the twigs to light and I was finally able to make some coffee.
I was thinking that these would be better than carrying a baggie with some cotton balls in it, but I was wrong. The Quik-Fire tabs were unreliable. I would hate to ponder what would have happened if I were injured and stranded in the deep woods with only the quik-fire tabs to help build a life saving fire.
Do yourself a favor and don't buy these. Just dab a little petrol-jelly on one side of some cotton balls and carry them loose in a sandwich bag. Much more reliable for starting fires and much cheaper.
They came in a pkg of 10 as advertised.
1st impression was they were awful small. These are wrapped cotton wads. I did 3 tests
1. fluffed one end and lit the fire tab with a Magnesium Fire Starter. It burned ok for 2 min.
2. I dipped two of these in hot candle wax, so it was saturated. Left one end open so i could fluff it and light with a Magnesium Fire Starter. This one burned for 3 min. Same test ran twice with the same results
3. Put 2 in a small baggie with Vaseline. Squished it around and let it sit overnight. I had to light these with a lighter as the Magnesium Fire Starter would not give enough spark. I tried scrapping a few times and then getting a bigger spark, but it would not light without the direct flame. These burned for 4 minutes.
--When I say it burned for a certain amount of time it means the flame was steady for that time. it was still burning after that, but the flame had started to get smaller.
--- I like the product and will order more and I'll be using the wax dipped on these. I always use multiple flame source in my bags, but the wax dipped allows the striker and a lighter. Better choice for me. These tests were done in pretty optimal conditions
You can always use more than one for bigger or longer flame.
Personally though I think a better way to go is to get a hunk of one of those 3 hour logs for your fire place. A baseball size hunk will start a lot of fires.