Excellent item, the fire starter works perfectly. Its easily stored so no components go missing. It doesn't take long to get the technique perfected as the way it is designed makes it really easy to handle, there is 1 cotton wool ball in a storage compartment within the product but we found the fluff you get out of a tumble dryer filter works great. My boyfriend reverted back to caveman mode when he opened it at xmas, every tiny bit of rubbish is now an excuse to make fire!!!!