Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter is a must for every field trip. The fire starter uses magnesium as a flame source of 5400 Degrees F, one should provide sufficient shavings to start hundreds of fires.
Full directions are on back of the card.
Ideal for backpackers, hunters, fisherman, scouts, etc.
This item is in stock and will ship within 24 hours.
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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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.
Customer Reviews — 2item(s)
Very good fire starter. Best for the money. Review by Steve (Posted on 5/31/2010)
overall great product. there is a reason the military puts these in survival kits. Its a must have for getting a fire going in harsh conditions. Review by Chris (Posted on 1/25/2010)