If your evacuation plan calls for camping out in the outdoors during a disaster,
your bug-out-bag must include a fire starter. You will need to start fires to
keep warm, for cooking and, to even keep animals away, etc.
Matches can get wet, lighters can run out of fuel or break. That’s why a fire
starter during times like this is crucial. Fire scrapers and flints are relied
upon even by expert survivalists to start fires. It can be next to impossible
to start a fire from scratch if you don’t have any idea of what to do. It also
can be very tiring and frustrating.
Watching the reality show, Survivor, you should have noticed that starting a
fire by the contestants is one of the most difficult tasks they have.
Host, Jeff Probst likes to say, “Fire represents life.” Despite the cheesiness,
it’s very true.
Survival Spark manufactures The Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter. With
over a thousand mostly positive reviews by customers, it’s no wonder that with
the high ratings, it is the bestselling fire starter on Amazon.
You are able to get up to 15,000 strikes with the magnesium fire starter stick.
Included with it is a scraper which makes it a lot easier to start a fire.
A little versatile, the fire starter includes a compass and a whistle which are
You’re doing it wrong using a whistle to attract attention or for self-defense.
Using an emergency alarm to attract attention or for self-defense makes more
sense because it is easier to use and is much louder.
You can’t really count on the compass either. However, the A2S Protection
Paracord Bracelet has a highly accurate compass and a very strong paracord.
What good, you’re probably wondering, is this fire starter then?
Its strength is that it’s EXCELLENT for starting fires and that’s all its
needs are. It is a windproof and weather-resistant fire starter and will make
starting a fire a breeze…pun fully intended.
As it is a very compact item measuring about 5.1/2 inches and will fit into any
survival kit or bug-out-bag. This very convenient fire stick can be attached
to your bag or belt with its lanyard.
It is really easy to use the fire stick. How do you do it? Using the serrated
scraper you have to shave, over your tinder, a small amount of magnesium from
the rod. A sufficient amount of scrapings should cover the size of a Canadian
or American quarter.
The fire stick should be slanted at an angle before sliding the striker across
it. There should be sparks flying and the purpose of the sparks is to land on
scrapings on the tinder to ignite it. The tinder can be considered kindling,
will feed the fire which will fuel the fire until it catches and burns
brightly. Most people can, using the Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter,
can get a fire going within 5 minutes.
After you purchase the starter it is best you practice getting the experience of
using it. Instead of wondering what to do or how to do it, you’ll be able to
have a fire going in minutes. “Practice makes perfect.”
It only makes sense to practice and have the knowledge during peacetime as
preparation time has passed once disaster strikes.
Be sure to make the Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter part of your arsenal
of survival supplies. Its usefulness will be extremely appreciated as you will
never be caught in the cold when you need a fire.
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