|Item Weight||12 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 3 x 0.2 inches|
|Item model number||FS374|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Included Components||Magnesium Fire Starter|
|Warranty Description||90 Day Woot Limited Warranty|
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SE FS374 All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter & Magnesium Fuel Bar (Everything you need to start a fire!)
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Why waste time and energy finding kindling with regular fire starters that may or may not even catch a spark?! Regular twigs and branches in their natural environments will not light unless they are extremely dry.
With this reliable pocket-sized tool, you will always be ready to start a fire. Our fire starter comes complete with a solid compact magnesium bar that can be used hundreds of times, or until the magnesium runs out. Simply shave some magnesium into a pile and easily spark the shavings (yes, even in wet or humid surroundings). The shavings will quickly spark into a flame so you can ignite larger pieces of wood.
Waterproof, weatherproof, and built for long-lasting durability—this is an essential addition to your supplies for camping, hiking, trekking, boating, hunting, travel, survival and emergencies. As a bonus, we have included a mini compass to help supplement your navigation needs.
• Overall dimensions: 3” x ⅜” x 1”
• Conveniently compact size
• Waterproof & weatherproof
• Solid magnesium body (silver color)
• Black flint striking rod
• Serrated metal striker
• Mini compass—size: 4.5mm x 20mm dia.
• Detachable silver ball chain link
HOW TO USE:
1 – Gather tinder (dry branches, bark, grass, pine needles, lint, paper, etc.) of the preferred size/amount.
2 – Use the serrated edge of the striker to scrape along the length of the magnesium rod to create shavings.
3 – You can either sprinkle the magnesium shavings throughout the tinder pile, or scrape the shavings into a cluster to the minimum size of a U.S. quarter coin.
4 – Then hold the flint at an angle over the pile, while forcefully sliding your striker along the length of the flint to create sparks.
5 – Continue to slide the striker against the flint until the sparks land directly onto the shavings pile and ignite a flame.
For first-time use, stripping the protective layer of paint from the striker before starting your fire will help produce the best results.
SE is committed to providing the customer with the best source for value possible. You will enjoy the quality, function and usefulness our All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter & Magnesium Fuel Bar has to offer.
IMPORTANT: Avoid receiving counterfeit items. Genuine SE products come with our SE logo on the packaging.
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It's so small, I carry this product (magnesium bar and scraper), with my separate (and better) flint (and a scraper for the flint), in my pant's pocket with some other stuff every day.
For those that do not know how to use magnesium and flint to start a fire:
1. use the scraper to form a small pile of magnesium shavings
a. the common rule of thumb is to make it about the size of a quarter
b. it WILL take a while to form that much shavings
2. strike flint to make sparks into the pile
a. it will only last for about a second or so
b. have your kindling ready to put in the flames before you strike the flint
for more information on how to start a fire with magnesium and flint (or even just flint (aka firesteel)) look it up on youtube
MAKE SURE TO PRACTICE USING THIS METHOD OF MAKING FIRE BEFORE YOU DEPEND ON IT!
It's a bit harder than it sounds, but after you get it down, it's a very excellent method.
A fire starter!
He loved it and wore it around his neck for a while. It now lives permanently in his backpack in case we ever happen to find ourselves turfed off a long haul bus and into the wilderness. Or perhaps if there is a zombie apocalypse and we feel like a quick BBQ.
It was cheap and with our half hearted testing we think it will work to light a fire with a little effort, luckily up until now we have had lighters and matches so that we don't have to use it all up.
The Magnesium Fire Starter is a compact 3" x 1" with a serrated striker. and can easily fit in the tin with the other items I mentioned. It has a keychain as an optional method for carrying. Directions for use are on the package, but a little practice before setting out on a hike or trip would be advisable as it can be a bit tricky to use the first few times. The tin idea works very well and if you seal with masking tape, the tin can be easily resealed. One other item I added to the mix was the 24-inch Chainmate Survival Saw, an item that completed my basic camping/survival packet. This handy little saw easily fits in a backpack or can be worn on a belt.
This magnesium is VERY hard and comes off as tiny metal filings when I used the little hacksaw blade what was included. The tiny filings did not want to light with the included flint. I could get the filings to burn a little if I light them with my STRIKEFORCE flint.
When I used a knife to shave the magnesium it came off in small shavings instead of small filings. I was able to light the shavings with the included flint.
IN CONCLUSION: A knife creates SHAVINGS which are bigger and in my opinion better than the FILINGS produced by the included hacksaw blade. My StrikeForce flint was the only flint that was able to light the filings. A STRIKEFORCE flint is awesome and makes this magnesium usable especially if you use a knife to get the larger SHAVINGS. The included flint and striker was NOT impressive. The included striker does produce some sparks, but I would hate to depend on it to get a fire going in the best of conditions.
I feel my rating of 3 stars is generous.