The H-25 StrikeMaster Firestarter will give you a safe, dependable fire igniting tool with the fire-starting power of wood and magnesium. Use the magnesium side for firestartering in wet weather and the wood side (shaving the handle) when it's dry.
Simply shave off some of its magnesium or wood handle and strike a spark for a quick flame in emergencies and when you're camping. Each flint gets up to 25,000 strikes! Every Scout needs one and it is a tremendous back-up for when your don't have matches. Comes in 2 Sizes: (P-25 Large and H-25 X-Large).
1/4" flint 1/2" magnesium 25,000 strike flint
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.
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