I found the orange case very slippery to hold and the spark wheel a little awkward to use.
Of the ten fire starters we tested, four rods claimed to be made of ferrocerium. Picture the UST Blastmatch.
For those heading into the wilderness, fire can be a lifesaving tool if they become stranded. Matches can be used as a primary fire-starting tool, or as a back up. I lit the dust from the bottom of the tin of splinters with one strike, but couldn't light the larger pieces with any amount of sparks. The final results, at a glance.
Ferrocerium is a pyrophoric alloy containing metals that include iron, magnesium, lanthanum and cerium. Three traditional emergency fire starter options are lighter, matches, and fire steel with striker. Magnesium requires a pile of shavings to really get a light, which can be difficult to near impossible in windy conditions. This pocket-sized magnesium flint bar has everything you'd need to start a fire. Breaks down into screwable parts for easy storage.
We found the UST Strikeforce to be the best overall for its reliability and ease of use, though good options abound. Wet clothes can be dangerous when the temperatures dip at night and a fire will help to dry them.
The strike pads themselves can be replaced easily if they get wet and there are two additional strike pads inside the case. It also folds back onto itself for easy, waterproof storage.
The Survivalist. Audible Download Audiobooks. There is also a slot on the outside of the case for a striker. Magnesium If you're familiar with the historic, old fire starters, the ones that came out after rubbing two rocks together, you know they don't always yield the necessary results.