A must for every field trip. The fire starter uses magnesium, a flame source of 5400°F (2982°C). One fire starter should provide sufficient shavings to start hundreds of fires.
Instructions for Use from the Manufacturer:
There are many ways in which people have shown to use the Magnesium Fire Starter. We recommend the following way to scrape and ignite the shavings produced from the magnesium bar.
Using the backside of your pocket knife scrape the magnesium bar on the opposite side from the flint rod. If you use the edge of the bar you will have good success in getting nice curled shavings of magnesium.
Once you have shaved about a pile about the size of a quarter. Use the backside of your knife again to strike the flint rod and create a shower of sparks onto the shavings. We find that it works best if you hold your knife in a stationary position above the shavings and slide the magnesium bar back and away from the pile. This way you will not run the risk of hitting your shavings with the bar as you try to ignite the shavings.
This product is shipped from one of our warehouses in Northern California. Orders placed after 12 p.m. will typically ship the following business day. To see an estimate of our delivery times, click here.
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