June 13, 2012
All-in-one firestarter (you provide the kindling).
From the Wall Street Journal:
"Unscrewing the ends reveals a ferrocerium rod and a tungsten carbide striker."
"Just drag the striker across the rod with a decent amount of pressure to unleash serious Fourth of July-like sparks."
"Hold it over the tinder of your choice (dried leaves, lint, or cotton balls are recommended) to start a blaze on the go."
"The NanoStriker works even when wet, and each rod is good for about 1,000 uses — plenty to get you through the summer with enough left over to make it worth stashing in your emergency-supply kit."
June 13, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink
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There is a drawback to this type of firestarter, in that it is a two handed one (one to hold the rod and the other to drag the striker). Also at $23.75, you might just opt for a full pocket kit like Adventure Medical Kits' Pocket Survival Pak which retails for $35 and includes a one handed sparker with a few pieces of tinder among its many contents (signal mirror, duct tape, compass, instructions, etc).
Not as pretty as the NanoStriker, but probably a better deal for most people.
Posted by: tm | Jun 15, 2012 1:45:02 PM
Good for 1000 sparks? I'll stick with the old, reliable, Mg block. It is good for tens of thousands (possibly more) of fire-starting sparks at 1/5th price of this gadget.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 14, 2012 12:53:58 PM
i was wondering what to do with the lint from the clothes dryer
Posted by: sherlock | Jun 14, 2012 2:27:47 AM
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