Ultimate Survival Technologies Mag Bar Fire Starter
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Ultimate Survival Technologies Mag Bar Fire Starter:
- Key chain fire starter is a 2-inch-long solid block of magnesium with a convenient striker blade attached that can be used to start hundreds of fires
- Key chain and striker included
- Integral flint strike bar
- At 1.5 oz, the Mag Bar is a lightweight, classic fire-starting tool
- Two year warranty
- Model# 20-310-251
Contrary to the other opinions, I have had great success with this item. The trick to getting great sparks is using the toothed edge of the striker on the flint. Hold the mag block on a piece of wood or a rock to steady it then place the toothed edge on the flint and use your thumb to add pressure to the striker - then quickly strike forward several times quickly to keep adding sparks. A similar movement as whittling a piece of wood. I use this item WITHOUT the magnesium shavings to teach youngsters how to build a fire without matches. Just the sparks and dryer lint works great. The magnesium shavings are almost like cheating - they flare up quick! I find it best to imbed the shavings in the dryer lint for extra quick fires which also holds the shavings in place and the wind won't blow them away.
Features & Specs
2 inch long solid block of magnesium with a convenient striker bladeKey chain and striker included