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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:09 am 
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Hey fellow survivors, hope you have all gone none bitten as of late.

I lost the fire starter that my old man gave me last time I went out camping, and it is now time for a new one. I used to have a little metal flint rod that would work perfectly in any condition, you would just need to wipe some moisture off and it was good to go. I am looking for something similar to that for my bug out kit (and to replace the one in my camping bag). I have heard really good things about the Bear Grylls fire starter, although any survival tools that use a TV star to sell them can't be the best at least in my mind. And yes, I know who he is I just still don't trust those marketing gimmicks. Is this actually a good fire starter, or should I look at some other ones as well. I am not just interested in flint strikes, a flint box would be awesome as well or even a solar fire starter would be considered if it works well enough. Thanks everyone!

Thanks to some great advice from users on here, I picked up a couple of good firestarters. I got a Maglsab for the basic kit, a couple BIC mini's to go with every kit and I did end up getting a Bear Grylls fore starter after a friend showed me his. I heard that people had issues with the new ones due to a coating on the outside, so I found some on http://www.for-sale.co.uk/bear-grylls-fire-starter that have the coating already rubbed off. Thanks for everything team!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:35 am 
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I've found this to be a super high quality, no-nonsense firestarter.
(https://www.amazon.com/Light-Fire-Swedi ... +firesteel)

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That being said, every one of my kits include a BIC mini. It gets little love among certain parts of the survivalist/prepping community, but I've literally never been let down by a BIC lighter. Worst case scenario and you run out of butane; use your multi-tool to pull off that little metal windscreen and you've got yourself a fire starter that throws a nice spark. In fact, there's a video somewhere on YT by a guy named Mezilla (or something like that), that's a fun little tutorial on how to take a spent BIC lighter and remove all the non-essential components so you're left with a cut it down, easy to use keychain fire starter.

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Lots of options. Everything that I have from these guys arrived quickly, works great and has the longevity I wanted:
http://firesteel.com/magslab-firestarter

The Magslab pretty much does it all.

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Asymetryczna wrote:
Lots of options. Everything that I have from these guys arrived quickly, works great and has the longevity I wanted:
http://firesteel.com/magslab-firestarter

The Magslab pretty much does it all.


I second this website. I still have a firesteel form them. One of their large ones has done me well. I love it. I attached one of the magnesium rods to the back of the sheath it comes with a couple scraps off the mag rod, and hit it with the ferro, lights right up.

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Halfapint wrote:
Asymetryczna wrote:
Lots of options. Everything that I have from these guys arrived quickly, works great and has the longevity I wanted:
http://firesteel.com/magslab-firestarter

The Magslab pretty much does it all.


I second this website. I still have a firesteel form them. One of their large ones has done me well. I love it. I attached one of the magnesium rods to the back of the sheath it comes with a couple scraps off the mag rod, and hit it with the ferro, lights right up.


Oh damn, I had a friend with one of those and he would start a fire and have it blazing within a minute. Those are definitely going on my short list, thanks guys.


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