Fire Starter/ Survivor Firestarters
The Survivor Firestarter is the right tool for starting a fire in any weather.
Made in Texas! Includes compass and thermometer.
Survivor Firestarters are safe, simple, durable, and waterproof, perfect for every backpack, survival/emergency kit, and tackle box.
Easy and safe to use, Survivor Firestarters can be used with propane stoves and lanterns, bbq pits, gas grills, campfires, and anywhere you need a reliable source of fire. An absolute must for campers, fishermen, hunters, hikers, military, and scout troops.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The magnesium flakes scraped from the soft rod burn 8 times hotter than a match.
Each Survivor Firestarter comes complete with a steel blade and a leather strap.
Blades are pre-sharpened to ensure maximum spark. Maintain Sharpness by honing or grinding blade edges, keeping them square.
HOW TO USE IT
Hold the firestarter so that the tip is resting on the ground and the flint is on top.
PRESS HARD WITH THUMB WHEN STRIKING. Tinder should be close to tip of the firestarter.
The FLINT stone is hot enough to light any fine material such as moss, dry grass, pine needles, steel wool, cloth, paper, etc.
The MAGNESIUM can be scraped into shavings, bunched together, and ignited with the flint to produce a white-hot starter fire of about 5,400 degrees.
The magnesium shavings should be scraped onto a hard surface such as rock or metal.
Large Shavings burn better and can be produced by applying pressure with thumb when scraping.
When possible, Fray edges of timber before striking.
The striker is actually a high carbon steel hacksaw blade with the teeth ground off for your safety. It is better to use the smooth side.
Having trouble getting a good spark? Make sure:
a) Edges of blade are square
b) Pressure is applied with thumb
c) Scrape at a 45 degree angle