Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 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 cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.
- 1. Take a small quantity of DRY grass, wood shavings, or other flammable materials and build into a small pile.
- 2. While holding the Magnesium shaft close to the pile, draw the striker down the shaft at a right angle. This will produce hot sparks which will light any dry flammable material.
- 3. As the fire becomes established, build-up the pile with slightly larger material until the fire is at the desired size.