Magnesium Fire Starters Review

Magnesium fire starters are a popular way to create an emergency fire for heat and cooking in wilderness settings.


Photographic capture of a flame created by thr...

Photographic capture of a flame created by throwing flint sparks onto a small pile of magnesium shavings from a common emergency fire starter and pocketknife (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They are easy to use and depending on the style of fire-starter you choose creating a fire is only minutes away!


In the following video there are several fire starters reviewed.


The title of the video is “How To Use A Ferro Rod.”


Ferro  is short for Ferrocerium which is a man-made metallic material that gives off a large number of hot sparks at temperatures at 3,000 °F (1,650 °C) when scraped against a rough surface. (see more…Wikipedia)

Please be very careful when using magnesium firestarters.

NEVER NEVER toss them into a fire as they will explode!

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Which magnesium fire starters do you have ready to go in your 72 hour kit?


2 responses to this post.

  1. Great job as usual. – Gandalfied


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