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Magfire Fire Starter

by Magfire
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Product Length - 8cm
  • Produces A 3,000' Hot Spark
  • The Original High Quality Metal Alloy Lasts For 3000 Strikes
  • Water And Oil Resistant
  • Won'T Break In Tough Conditions
  • Tolerated Temperature Fluctuation
  • Safe To Use, Won'T Burn Or Ignite Itself
  • Can Be Used As A Signal For Help
Rated 18 Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over. This item must be used responsibly and appropriately.
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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  • Manufacturer reference: MF1
  • ASIN: B000KSU60Q
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,293 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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    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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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 25 Feb 2009
    By AHW Rea
    Verified Purchase
    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.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Go for the thicker one .. 17 Dec 2010
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    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.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Effective Fire Starter 8 April 2010
    This is an excellent and very effective spark maker ... and combined with a bit of dry tinder (cotton wool or old man's beard) are easy an light to carry.

    I'm no hair shirt camper, and will always carry matches and a lighter, but have on more than a few occasions resorted to the Magfire.

    It would be mean to mark it down on the scraper ... but I prefer to use a blade to give me a better grip (especially when using gloves).

    All in all, an essential bit of kit that goes everywhere with me
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great product for outdoor... 11 Feb 2009
    This product work very well. only you need to have dry tree bark or some fine, flufy tree pieces to start the fire and than you can add the small sticks and woods to build up your fire. It is a realy good thing to carry while walking in woodlands or while camping...
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars This could save your life 2 Jan 2010
    Some of my holidays include a degree of hiking off the beaten track. This fire starter will always be in my daysack alongside swiss army knife and first aid kit. I have needed to use the latter items in the past. I hope I am never in the position of needing this in an emergency, but I have confidence that it will do the job.
    I tested it and it quickly ignited the a small piece of cotton wool from the first aid kit. A quick squirt of alcohol hand wash onto some kindling ignited with the second shower of sparks from this amazing bit of kit.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Strike a light !! 26 Dec 2009
    By ChrisB
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    These devices are pretty much all the same. This one is no better or worse than the others.
    It takes a couple of minutes to get used to it but it works pretty well, even in bad weather, even with cold hands.
    Outside, you do need something which catches light easily though, dry tinder, a warm gas can gas etc.
    I notice this has increased in price since I bought it, so shop around the various Amazon partners.
    It is more robust than flint lighters and you can tell when it's worn out, so no surprises.
    If you have a gas cooker then you should have something like this for standby, especially if you live anywhere remote.
    It's no coincidence that the old definition for the First Humans was the first of the Species to start using fire!!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fire Starter 22 Jun 2009
    I find the fire starter reletively (to matches) difficult to use. There is a technique needed to use one of these but when you get it, the fire starter can be a great buy especially for scouts - it is safe and can be used in just about any condition.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fire for thought 10 Aug 2009
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    Well I'm no Ray mears but I have a feeling he would aprove,the 'magfire'gives out a very strong spark ,it takes about 5 minutes till you get 'The knack',if you venture fourth into the unknown this is a must have!The makers reckon you have about 33,000 lights from this exellent bit of kit so that should do most of us!To sum it up in 4 words'You cant go wrong'. Charles de Greeff(France)
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
    This product is easily used after a few practices. I have used other models since that are quite difficult to hold and not as comfortable to operate
    Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Lesley Creevy
    4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD
    Good fire steel. Has a nice grip and good size steel. Striker is ok, good enough for getting some sparks and lighting very good tinder. Read more
    Published on 19 Feb 2011 by Jadon
    5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the Tin
    Brought to use with a trangia works ok accept when Paraffin fuel really cold however does work eventually , will probably still keep a lighter in the pack as well for when its cold... Read more
    Published on 23 Jan 2011 by Paul
    5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a FIRESTARTER!!
    Simple and quick review.....

    This is QUALITY!!!!

    never used one before, just used some cotton wool to test, after few strikes, (i think you have to get rid of... Read more
    Published on 6 Jan 2011 by ChrisD
    4.0 out of 5 stars wire saw
    I have not used the product yet but it appears to do all the things that I would expect of it.
    Delivery was fine.
    Published on 14 Dec 2010 by ray
    3.0 out of 5 stars I think there are better ones....or i'm doing something wrong.
    My brother had one of these types and his kids used to play with it (they are aound 5yrs). Their one was also difficult to create a fire with BUT it created lots of sparks so it... Read more
    Published on 17 July 2010 by D. Ferros
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Bloke Present
    I have bought 2 of these for blokes in teh family and they are brill typical man...fire...cave man !! LOL ! Good present, plus excellent tool...according to the men!
    Published on 7 Jun 2010 by Mrs. Stacey Morrey
    4.0 out of 5 stars Its cool
    Not used it yet but looks ok . Its in the camping box wiating for the better weather.
    Published on 18 Mar 2010 by crusader
    5.0 out of 5 stars great fire starter
    This is great spark lighter i have found it easy to use and to start fire, small hint for tinder use cotten wool balls in a water tight contianer i can not fault it so far, will be... Read more
    Published on 18 Feb 2010 by M. Clarke
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