The Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter - Mini, Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, 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 FireSteel’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.
- Durable -- lasts 1,000 strikes - a fire a day for over 2 years !
- Works when wet
- Premium quality
- Approved by the International Survival Instructors Association.
Bright spark - can be used as emergency signal. This is an excellent survival fire starting tool and should be in every backpack and survival kit.
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.
Customer Reviews — 2item(s)
- Great fire starter. Have to have very dry tinder but will light fast. Relatively easy so practice and have fun with it.
- The flint that i bought was great, it started a fire in seconds!