Information about eGear Flint Fire Starter with Striker
Closeouts. Make eGear's flint fire starter a constant piece of gear in your pack to ensure you never get caught in the backcountry without a fire source; the included flint and striking blade create sparks to quickly start a fire with dry tinder.
Reviewed by avid hiker from Here on Saturday, August 10, 2013
Have a few of these for emergency fire starter. You should always consider to have multiple fire sources. Storm proof matches, lighter, and magnesium striker. Will start a fire all the time. Consider using vaseline-soaked cotton balls as tinder.
Reviewed by Tao544 from Northern California on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Wouldn't take backpacking. Too big and heavy compared to the other flints I have bought at STP. It is good to get one for your car and/or hiking pack. I bought a few extra for trinkets to make my friends happy. One is using it to light his home's gas stove.
Reviewed by avid hiker from Here on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This is the second one I've ordered. Truly, and indispensable piece of equipment for emergency situations. You should always have several options to make fire. Matches, lighter, and a flint striker like this one. Easily starts a fire using magnesium shavings and then striking sparks.
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The package calls it flint, but it looks like a ferrocerium rod. Ferrocerium is used in most fire starting tools, welding strikers, cigarette lighter flints, and survival kits. According to the vendor it is not made of a ferro metal.
Answered on 7/16/2013 11:55:02 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post.
I Know it "Looks Like Ferrocerium"... But I asked if it is. I have had some shipped to me that have a thin rod of FeCe milled into the side of a larger rod of Magnesium. I just want to KNOW!
Answered on 7/17/2013 9:55:09 PM by Scott from Great Lakes