A Spark-Lite Fire Starter is untouchable in it's functionality and ease. The official U.S. Military fire starting tool, the Spark-Lite is simply the best. Extremely light weight and simple to use, no one should be without one in every backpack and emergency kit you own. To use this simple tool, just pull a Tinder-Quik tab from the plastic case and ignite with the Spark-Lite. Tinder-Quik is waterproof and will burn for 2-3 minutes giving you plenty of time to get your fire started. The Spark-lite will even work with a variety of materials you can find outdoors such as milkweed and other fiberous materials. The Spark-Lite also allows for easy single handed operation and is disposable after 2,000 sparks. Order several now. Makes a perfect gift. (Purchase in quantities of 10 or more and they're 10% off). Click on the link to see a graphic of the spark-lite in action.
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"As a seasoned member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces, I learned that military gear almost never performs to the standards with which it is represented. Your Spark-Lite Fire Starter is an incredible exception. It's light, small, inexpensive, and works with one hand even when it's wet - repeatedly! I would never mount an op, prepare an emergency kit or go on a campout or fishing trip without one. I only wish the rest of the team gear worked as well.
Jeffrey L. Dunn
SSG 1/19 SFG(A)
U.S. Army Special Forces (Airborne)"
The September 2003 Backpacker magazine has rated the Spark-Lite as their Best Buy in head-to-head competition with 4 other fire starters.
Itís important to have a good fire starter. Itís 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 donít oversoak it so itís too wet with vaseline. Youíll need to pull the cotton ball apart a bit to expose the individual threads and throw a spark from you new fire starter. Youíll 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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