Coghlan's 7870 Magnesium Fire Starter
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- Starts hundreds of fires from a flame source generating 5400°F
- Will ignite damp combustible materials
- Easy to use, easy to light
What buyers are saying
I've have a few of these fire starters, and I plan on owning more in time. They are the best in a survival situation. However, it isn't the easiest thing to learn. It takes practice, and then becomes simple and easy to use.Those who have trouble with this product are probably using a large blade or knife. These work best with very thin and sharp blades. Like that of a utility knife, or razor blade pocket knife.It does take a fair amount of magnesium to actually start the fire, but with such a large ratio of mag-to-flint, it's constructed with that in mind.Also, you need good tender. Always pack something that will burn, and burn long in a waterproof container. Such as a zip-loc bag. I carry waxed sawdust that I make at home, but Wal-Mart sells a similar product in the camping section, but due to its chemical compound, it's not exactly green. In a survival situation, I couldn't see that mattering anyway.If you camp, hike, trek, or do anything outdoors... This is a must. Just know and learn it before you head out next weekend.
Simply scrape off magnesium with a knife and ignite shavingsExtreme heat will ignite even damp tinder (not wet)