Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Fire Starter

Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Fire Starter

Government Issue Aviation Magnesium Fire Starter. Made of solid magnesium with striker. Creates hottest natural fire on the planet. Even lights wet materials. Will start 1000’s of fires and only measures 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 3″. Includes key chain.


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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.


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  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
    It is impossible to get a pile of shavings from the magnesium with you knife and even if you do get a pile it will not light with the flint.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very reliable if used properly
    This and a Swedish Firesteel are my primary fire tools and have been for the last several years. As long as you patiently create a nice pile of magnesium shavings and strike the…

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gets the Job Done
    Although many other reviewers have given great advice on how not to dull your blade knife, I opted for a small cheap pocket knife to use as a scraper.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Basic and foolproof
    These little units are deceptively useful. They are very easy to use and simple. But just like matches, lighters, or anything else (which are much easier to foil), the little…

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    one of the best
    excellent, but alot cheaper at walmart only $5.00 at walmart and no shipping and handleing

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Although most folks might look at this as a survival tool, I’m not usually in a situation where we need to use it as such.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Fire Starter
    This is part of my survival kit. I haven’t used it yet but believe it will do just fine when the time comes.

  8. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    little tough to use
    In case of emergency I could get it to work. I found it tough to get enough magnesium together and the flint seemed to glaze over with use. At least it’s water proof.

  9. 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Ineffective in the wind
    This makes agood addition to any survival kit, but don’t try to use it in the wind. The little shavings will fly away too easily, even if you’ve dug a hole.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Combo
    I bought this with the Army edition Fire steel. super deal together! Use the magnesium for it’s scrapings for tinder, have the firesteel that sparks 12000 times, good combo!

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