Amazon Vehicles Up to 80 Percent Off Textbooks Amazon Fashion Learn more Discover it Chris Staples Fire TV Stick Happy Belly Coffee Totes Amazon Cash Back Offer ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis GNO Back to School

Add-on Item
Ships with any qualifying order over $25. Details

1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
More Buying Choices
Wild Bill Wholesale Add to Cart
$4.50 + Free Shipping
($4.50 / count)
THE BT GROUP
Add to Cart
$5.42 & ships with qualifying orders . Eligible for FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
($5.42 / count)
Paramount Collection's
Add to Cart
$5.74 & ships with qualifying orders . Eligible for FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
($5.74 / count)
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
SE FS374 All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter & Magnesium Fuel Bar (Everything you need to start a fire!)
 
See larger image and other views
 

SE FS374 All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter & Magnesium Fuel Bar (Everything you need to start a fire!)

by SE
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,629 customer reviews) 37 answered questions

List Price: $6.99
Price: $4.50 ($4.50 / count) & FREE Shipping on orders over $49 ($25 for books). Details
You Save: $2.49 (36%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, Aug. 31? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
This item is available because of the Add-on program
The Add-on program allows Amazon to offer thousands of low-priced items that would be cost-prohibitive to ship on their own. These items ship with qualifying orders over $25. Details
  • Compact pocket size
  • Waterproof & weatherproof
  • 3" x 1" Solid magnesium bar with flint
  • Single-sided serrated striker
  • Bonus items: Compass & Detachable ball chain
See more product details
Find Products for your Home
Shop products for every room in your home from your Garage to your Kitchen. Shop Now

Frequently Bought Together

SE FS374 All-Weather Emergency 2-IN-1 Fire Starter & Magnesium Fuel Bar (Everything you need to start a fire!) + SE CC4580 MilitaryLensatic/Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch
Price for both: $15.47

Buy the selected items together



Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Working on a home project? Need some help? Check out Amazon Home Services and get $30 cash back when you book select services. Learn more



Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number FS374
Item Weight0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions5.5 x 0.2 x 3 inches
Item model numberFS374
Size1-Pack
ColorSilver
MaterialMagnesium
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Number of Handles1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Warranty Description90 Day Woot Limited Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB0010O748Q
Best Sellers Rank #379 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2004
  
 

Product Description

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.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
• 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

SE is a registered trademark protected by US Trademark Law.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews
1,335 of 1,404 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works Perfect - Just follow the directions March 28, 2010
By S. Karl
Verified Purchase
UPDATED(3-28-2011) - SEE UPDATE SECTION AT END:

I tried this magnesium fire starting tool - SE(Emergency Fire Starter - SE - Emergency Fire Starter) out as well as the alternative from (from Doan Machinery & Equipment - "Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Fire Starter" Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Fire Starter).

Both tools work perfectly fine as described and were able to light up fine fibers(cotton, moss, dried grass) and paper without a problem. The Doan tool has more precise instructions and clearly states on the packaging to scrape the magnesium portion of the bar with a knife blade PERPENDICULAR to the edge of the tool. I found this to method made for the most shavings and larger shavings at that. The packaging clearly states that you want a QUARTER(U.S. Coin) sized amount (just shy of 1 inch or 2.4cm diameter) Then holding the bar at 45 degree angle to the pile of shavings drag the knife along the flint to create sparks. The directions remind you to hold the blade perpendicular to the bar while "striking" the flint. I would advise not to strike the flint as they are brittle. However, a nice quick full length drag of the blade down the flint creates a shower of sparks for easy ignition of the magnesium shavings.

Both brands work fine. They are nearly identical in shape(the SE is a few mm longer). Each brand has a different finish/coating on the bar itself is about the only difference I can tell. The performance seemed to be identical or at least close enough to not notice anything to complain about. The big difference is the price.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Report abuse
533 of 588 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most reliable fire starter I've ever used August 20, 2010
By Jim
Those saying this doesn't work obviously aren't using it correctly and you're giving people bad advice in telling them not to waste their money. This product is used by outdoorsmen everywhere and is the easiest, most reliable way to start a fire. Most people who have watched some of the survival shows have seen this product. I'm not going to recommend that anyone mimic Bear Grylls with anything else he does but when you see him start a fire in about 5-10 seconds, this is what he is using.

I've used it while mountain climbing/backpacking for years and have NEVER had one bit of trouble in getting a fire started. I would rather have this product than matches or a lighter. It will last longer and can light tinder that isn't completely dry. Magnesium burns at over 1000 degrees and lights when even the smallest spark hits it making it more reliable than a simple butane lighter. I can light dry tinder without even shaving off the magnesium first and just striking the flint. Swedish Fire Steel (also in my backback) doesn't come close to this in reliability. Mine didn't come with a blade and even though I keep a small hacksaw blade taped to it, it's generally easier to just use a pocket knife. Because having a fire is so important, I always keep 3 methods of fire starting in my pack but this would be the one I would pick if I could only have one.
Was this review helpful to you?
Report abuse
95 of 107 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality March 10, 2012
Verified Purchase
I've owned several magnesium fire starters of this design through the years and never had a problem. However, with this item the magnesium block is so hard that trying to shave pieces off is like trying to cut aluminum. Even a serated edged knife would only chip very tiny flecks off, and while dulling the edge of the knife, the flecks were neither large enough or numerous enough to even begin to start a fire. Thr flint worked well, but this unit was not as described in the advertisement or in the reviews, and will not aid in starting a fire. Poor quality item and too inexpensive to bother sending back.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Report abuse
71 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake product July 15, 2012
By JohnC
Verified Purchase
This firestarter is fake. Don't use it if your life depended on it or at all. #1 The metal doesn't seem to shave well at all. #2 The small bits of metal that can be shaved off, don't ignite. Flint works ok though. I have submitted my return but haven't heard back from the seller yet.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Report abuse
266 of 309 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and works great! February 4, 2010
Verified Purchase
I received this today, and it works great. I would suggest using the back (non-serrated) edge of the steel to shave the magnesium and the serrated edge for striking the flint. The magnesium block and flint both have some kind of coating, so the first time you use it it'll take a few extra tries. I've seen these selling for double or triple the price and people were happy to pay it, so this is an excellent deal!
Was this review helpful to you?
Report abuse
121 of 141 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money. Buy a Doan. January 26, 2012
Verified Purchase
I got this because it was a less expensive option to other magnesium fire starters that I had seen. Being new to the magnesium fire starter world I figured, "magnesium is magnesium - go for the less expensive option, especially where this comes with a free blade!". How wrong I was.

Though this looks like a Doan (save for the stamping on the side), it certainly doesn't quack like a Doan. It's harder to shave off, and the shavings don't ignite. I mean the shavings just don't light from sparks (and I'm talking a decent size pile that take FOREVER to scrape off), they won't light even with a direct flame. After prolonged exposure to a direct flame they will smolder and glow a little, but by then I think you could have lit up just about any other kind of kindling.

I don't know if I just got a reject or what, but I'm glad that after watching a youtube video comparing different brands I decided to try this one out. Otherwise I might have been in an actual survival situation and then learned that this is a piece of junk. Lesson learned.
Was this review helpful to you?
Report abuse
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get the fire starter to work
I couldn't get the fire starter to work; otherwise it's a neat tool
Published 11 hours ago by Barron
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Saw is weak. Had to reglue flint too
Published 1 day ago by Mr. Brooks
3.0 out of 5 stars Mag good, striker and striker bar not so much
Magnesium works well, but striker bar doesn't work at all, not with the given green striker. Barely works with my other strikes too.
Published 1 day ago by Jason
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
AA
Published 2 days ago by Greg Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable backup
Great backup fire starter. Small and compact. A little heavy for lightweight backpackers but this works every time.

[...]
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Prime Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Just another addition to my collection of things that make ...
Just another addition to my collection of things that make my boyfriend think I'm becoming a crazy doomsday prepper.
Joke's on him.
The shelter only fits one.
Published 4 days ago by Brandy D.
5.0 out of 5 stars Works really well, good to have with my camping and fishing gear.
Nice addition to my camping and fishing gear.
Published 4 days ago by Boo
4.0 out of 5 stars It threw some pretty nice sparks and the magnesium shaving ignited...
I recently tried this out while camping to start a fire. It threw some pretty nice sparks and the magnesium shaving ignited well. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Kroatoan
2.0 out of 5 stars Could Not Light Fire, Sparks Minimal
Unfortunately, I hated this little setup. I'll admit that I am not the most experienced with starting fires this way, but I would have died in the woods if I was depending on... Read more
Published 6 days ago by htm
Search Customer Reviews
Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: survival gear under $5, bar accessories and decor, metal gear solid accessories, survival lighter, prepper supplies, home bar kits