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Old 10-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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The Survivor Fire Starter is a great tool to keep in my hunting backpack just incase something would happen. The compass of it is kind of cheap feeling and tends to stick. Most people wouldnt be buying this for the compass feature though. The fire starter flint works great. Easy to shave off the magnesium and and flint shoots of great spark. Great addition to the hunting backpack. Have you guys used this tool yet? Would it be something you would like to carry around?
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:47 AM   #2
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I'm sure it works fine but for that money you could buy alot of the $3 ones at Harbor Freight
http://www.batteryjunction.com/survivor-firestarter-20kpb.html?gclid=CJSK6JyH_LkCFa1FMgodD3kAlQ

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I personally hate dealing with magnesium shavings. The one thing that is really good about it is magnesium Burns hotter when wet.

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I use this little sucker with my backpack knife.

http://www.rei.com/product/810628/light-my-fire-firesteel-scout-20-fire-starter



Keep a couple of these little fellers in my MSR Dragonfly ultra light stove sack and in my Adventure .9 ultra light medical kit.

http://www.rei.com/product/762946/light-my-fire-swedish-firesteel-mini

http://www.rei.com/product/718294/adventure-medical-kits-ultralight-watertight-9-first-aid-kit

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I have three sets of Fire starter. I also collect lint from the clothes dryer and pack it in small air tight plastic bags, then push it all into a use plastic pill container you get with prescriptions. I alway have one with me in my fanny pack when hunting. I carry one set in my SUV they other on my boat. I practiced with mine, putting magnesium chips in the lint and presto you have a fire started.

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Have used cotton balls slaved in Vaseline. Works pretty good but those Swedish fire steels throw pretty hot sparks and usually will light even fairly wet starter stuff pretty good given enough strokes of the steel.

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[QUOTE=mrm14;1391982]I use this little sucker with my backpack knife.

http://www.rei.com/product/810628/light-my-fire-firesteel-scout-20-fire-starter

They sure work good in the cartoon ad

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I just watched that ad. They do work good but not quite as good as that cartoon add shows. They must be taking a little artistic liberty here.

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I have a Bic lighter....

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Yeah, I keep two or three of those little suckers too. Never have enough ways to make fire.

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