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Swedish FireSteel

  • Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Army
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Product Description

Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the Swedish FireSteel fire starter by Light My Fire is a flash of genius. Its 5400°F (3,000°C) spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel's dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. It has also found its way into the hands of serious outdoorsmen as a foolproof way to start fire.

  • Durable—lasts approximately 12,000 strikes.
  • Stainless steel striker.
  • Produces a 5,400°F (3,000°C) spark and works when wet.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Lights backpacking stoves, campfires, alcohol stoves etc.
  • Bright spark—can be used as emergency signal.
  • Compatible with Leave No Trace ethics.
  • Weight: 1.9 oz. (51 g)
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  1. Take a small quantity of cotton balls, dryer lint, or any other flammable material. Build them up into a pile.
  2. a) Grip the FireSteel with one hand,
    b) Take hold of the striker with the other hand,
    c) Position the striker against the FireSteel rod.
  3. Force the striker 'slowly down' with the thumb of hand holding the FireSteel.

Product Reviews

  • Lights first time/Every time

    Posted by Jay

    Great product ! I carry cotton balls rubbed with Vaseline in ziplock bag on my kayak. Never fails to ignite on first strike.

  • Best fire starter bar none!!!

    Posted by Pat

    There are a lot of companies claiming to have the best fire starter but let me tell you from my personal experience. THEY ARE WRONG. Solo stove has the best of everything. No matter what you buy from them you can expect the best. This fire starter is the best you can buy period.

  • Superior Product!!!

    Posted by Larry Cameron

    I grew up using the magnesium/flint fire starter and although a good product, it has nothing on the Swedish FireSteel. Since discovering the Swedish FireSteel, the outdoors have taken on a whole new meaning. I see several more of these in my future. Gift ideas for my kids as well as one for the camp kit, and one for my "bugout bag." Love this Swedish FireSteel!

  • Instant fire

    Posted by Joel

    There are only lesser products, and no reason to settle. I use it with cotton balls which are rubbed with petroleum jelly, and the result is instant fire. For the few extra dollars, get the one that sets the standard.

  • Works great

    Posted by Lyle Peterson

    First time I used it 3 strikes I had my fire.

  • This is "the good one"

    Posted by Scott Wardan

    I told a friend, who is a long time backpacker and survivalist, that I got myself a fire steel. His immediate response was, "Oh, I really wish you would have asked me first..." Apparently there is some real junk out there. When I showed him what I got he said, "OK, you got the good one." I asked if there was something better he said, "More expensive, yes. Better, no." Good enough for me.

  • Swedish FireSteel Review

    Posted by Dr. Mark Baxter

    I am VERY favorably impressed with the Swedish FireSteel. In the past I have used the magnesium stick/flint combination and find that the FireSteel is a much superior product!

  • Easy to use/works great

    Posted by Lynn Reed

    I had my doubts about how this item would work but a couple of good strikes on some dryer lint and you have a fire!!

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