|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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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 inexpensive enough to have several, and I highly recommend keeping one in your home emergency kit and one in each of your car emergency kits, especially if you live somewhere cold and sparsely populated. I grew up in Minnesota, and every bad blizzard, someone went off the road and had to wait hours (or more) for help. This, some dry food and chocolate, mylar blankets, and some rolled up newspaper logs (do not burn things inside the car - you know this - I'm just mentioning it in case someone doesn't) in a dry bag will get you through.
The main idea is to be able to start a fire if your matches are wet or lost, or your fuel is damp. Shaving the Magnesium off the block, you can tell right off that it is low quality as it is hard and difficult to shave (magnesium is relatively softer than most metals, but not quite as soft as lead). Once a pile (small pile at that) is shaved off, when you try to strike it, the carbon flint is low quality and difficult to spark even when you use your knife as the small black metal tool they give you is almost impossible to get it to shave or strike a spark. When it does fire, it is slow and burns low temp. You are better taking fine grade steel wool along as it burns ten times hotter and faster than this allow.
trust that the high rating reviews here are fake and posted by members either employed by the company or working to give deceitful good reviews as these items are NOT the quality grade one would expect. I purchased two and could not believe the low quality of these items. I am an experienced outdoors-man, and if you lose your lighter or your matches get damp by accident, trust that you will barely survive if you rely on these striker mag flints.
Material is much harder than expected and even with the back edge of a Spyderco it is nearly impossible to create adequate shavings.
The shaving do not light easily, even a large pile of various sized shavings takes multiple direct sparks to ignite.
The striker produces sparks but requires excessive force for very small sparks and they seem to divert to the left/right instead of the directly forward.
Striker tool is worthless, without a high quality knife you will not achieve sparks.
I purchased this starter for a camping trip to teach everyone how to light a fire in an emergency with available fuel and no match or lighter. Needless to say there was no way we were going to learn anything with this "starter".
It appears the binder material that was used was mixed at a much higher content ratio, I assume this was either cheaper or created a more stable (safe) block.
Might be worth looking for another one that someone has used and can vouch for the utility.
This unit is much lower quality than the other cheap fire starters I have used. My neighbor and I messed with this for a good half-hour and it was almost worthless. We were in my backyard in good weather with good dry cedar kindling shaved with a utility knife. In a survival situation this would be less than worthless. I think there is more lead (or something) than magnesium. Flint is OK, but the metal shavings barely burn even when hit with a propane torch. I have several of these from various brands and know how to use them so this isn't operator error. Go to your nearest discount store and buy the Coleman version for about the same money and get much better quality.
I am a guy with some diet conscious protein powder, bottled water (ours is so loaded with minerals you can crunch it as you drink), an emergency radio, some thermal blankets, and this weird fire starter.
Why you ask? Because when I was a Boy Scout in San Francisco and I could not start a fire because the fog was thick. I will not trust an ever light, diamond match, anything other than this technology.
I have seen The Quest for Fire and I know that I think the chick was hot but I do not stand a chance with a fire drill. Tom Hanks could do it. I never.
Certain things are beyond my range.
But I have struck the mag and know I can make a spark; so I am set.
Good luck when it comes.