We at Gadgetshop HQ look forward to our team buiding camping trips to the Forest of Dean every year. Inevitably, we find ourselves trapped in the middle of nowhere in a storm or a blizzard, huddled together and vowing to never ever relate the situation to anyone. Ever. That's why we searched high and low for this little gadget to help avoid such awkward situations. Magfire is a new firestarter that has been developed by survival experts to work trouble free after getting wet, in a storm and below freezing point. Glowing sparks developed by a single strike will make a campfire, light your gas barbecue and stove. When traditional matches are long enough in contact with humid air they won't work. Butane lighters don't last long and won't work in a storm, highly humid conditions or in cold weather. Magfire is a practical tool from demanding professional use to backyard barbeques. Just pick it up, give it a strike and you're a twisted firestarter, as my nephew likes to put it.
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I use this as a back up to my butane lighter while backpacking and camping. It has proved invaluable on several occasions when the butane lighter failed. There is a bit of a knack to getting the maximum amount of sparks, but this is easily mastered. The best thing about the fire starter is that it works in any weather conditions [although in very strong winds you need to form some sort of small shelter for your tinder]. You do need dry tinder to ignite with the sparks-I carry a small tin of Maya Dust [available from most outdoor shops] which does the trick admirably. The item is lightweight but practically indestructible and fits neatly into the bottom of a rucksack. I strongly recommend this fire starter.
I thought I'd save a few pounds by getting this one, as ever a mistake - should have gone and spent 2 quid more buying the 'army' version over this 'scout' version, .
Bought in July 10, it wore through and broke by Nov 10 - and not a vast amount of use tbh, the thicker 'army' versions on amazon last me years! so for an extra 2 quid I won't make the mistake of buying one of these again.