Swedish Fire Steel Scout Fire Starter: This magnesium fire-starting tool lasts at least 3,000 strikes!
Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish Fire Steel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish Fire Steel’s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.
- Pulling the striker provided or a knife down the 1.75" rod emits 5,500° F sparks which in turn can ignite stove, paper, dry grass or bark
- Fireproof in solid form, tool works just as well when wet for use in any weather and at any altitude
- Includes handle, striker, fire-starter rod and cord to keep striker and starter together
- Fire Steel is Approved for use by the International Survival Instructors Association
- Swedish Fire Steel® A single spark will change your world
- Durable – lasts for over 3,000
- Works equally well when wet
- Premium quality
- No “dangerous goods” shipping restrictions
- Fire Steel Produces a 3000°C (5,500°F) spark
- Lights campfires, stoves, gas-barbecues
- Great as a give-away, easy to add own logo
- Bright spark – Fire Steel can be used as emergency signal
- Assorted Colors, no choice guarantee
It’s important to have a good fire starter. It’s also important to have some good tinder. We sell some very good tinders here. However, it is also important to use your fire starter at home before you go outdoors. A great project for the budding outdoorsman is making your own tinder. Try the cotton ball and vaseline tinder method. Just get a cotton ball and some vaseline. Get the vaseline throughout the cotton ball, but don’t oversoak it so it’s too wet with vaseline. You’ll need to pull the cotton ball apart a bit to expose the individual threads and throw a spark from you new fire starter. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it catches fire and how long and hot it burns. This is a great project for scout troops as well.
The homemade cotton ball and vaseline tinder is great, but can be messy. Go ahead and also try one or more of our compressed tinders. Another great project is to try different fire starters and tinders to see which works best for you. Again, the bottom line is to learn how to make a fire with your fire starter long before you have to start a fire in a survival situation.
A few months ago, we decided to hold a Scout Challenge through our Facebook page. We had asked for troops from all over the country to send us their information and tell us a little bit about their troop. We received an overwhelming response from troops wanting to participate! Ultimately, we ended up choosing 10 troops for the Scout Challenge. Each of these troops were sent different fire starting items, included the item listed here. The troops were asked to take photos of their use of the fire starting materials, as well has give brief reviews of each item and state which ones worked well together.
Interested in reading these great scout reviews? All you have to do is visit our blog My Dirt Time and look for the entries with the words "Scout Challenge" in the title. There you will find the scout reviews on this item, as well as other, plus a ton of other interesting information.
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Customer Reviews — 3item(s)
Nice little steel
- I\'ve never had much luck with magnesium in fact never got a fire going with it,this steel on the other hand worked the first time I used it and was only using natural tinder.<br>I have to give it four stars though just because of its size like the larger diameter steels for carrying in my pocket this one is in my fire making tin.
- A great alternative to using a knife and magnesium
- this device is beyond easy to use. works great with wet or dry tinder. lint really does the trick though. one or two strikes will get a flame going.