Fire Piston Fire Starters
These Fire Piston Fire Starters are pre-tested to assure optimum performance and are intended to provide a lifetime of service. We will therefore repair or replace any of one these items that fails to perform for any reason - no questions asked. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, simply return it in original condition within five days for a full refund. Fire pistons by Wilderness Solutions are the only compression fire starters endorsed by knowledgeable outdoorsmen such as Ron Hood of Hoods Woods, Mountain Mel Deweese and Allan "Bow" Beauchamp.
Because O rings seal so effectively, all these items having an O ring suffer from an inherent drawback. Trapped air inside the cylinder prevents full insertion. Like a spring, the compressed air forces the piston back out of the cylinder making it inconvenient to carry and causing the risk of a lost piston. We find solutions such as putting a thread under the o ring or changing O rings to be unacceptable and have therefore developed a solution to this problem - and it works so well its being patented. The solution was to engineer an integral pressure relief valve that allows the trapped air to be released yet that is easily re-sealed, enabling full compression for fire lighting. Once the valve is closed, the piston is effectively trapped by vacuum preventing its accidental loss in the field.