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The Friendly Swede Magnesium Alloy Emergency Fire Starter Blocks (3 Pack)


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Magnesium Fire Starters - New and Improved Version
  • MULTI-PURPOSE: 3 x NEW and IMPROVED thick metal strikers / bottle openers - strikers are more comfortable to use and produce easier sparks than previous version
  • INSTANT FIRE: Create fire anywhere in seconds with Magnesium Alloy Fire Starters - showers of sparks with each strike
  • DURABLE: 3 x magnesium alloy blocks 3" x 1.2" x 0.35'' (7.6 x 3 x 0.9 cm) with built-in flints - allows years of use
  • EASY TO USE: 3 x extra long chains 17.5" (44 cm) for easier striking, includes instructions for use
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: We take pride in delivering top quality products and are proud to offer our friendly 90 day money back guarantee in case you are not 100% satisfied and wish to return the product for ANY reason. On top of that we also offer you a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Order now for worry free shopping

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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  • Item model number: PR
  • ASIN: B00M1I72N2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 July 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,524 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 10 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

The Friendly Swede® Magnesium Alloy Fire Starters [3 PACK]

The Friendly Swede's Magnesium Alloy Firestarters are an essential piece of any survival/outdoor kit - waterproof, durable and easy to use. Never leave home without one!

CONTENTS
Three 3" x 1" Solid Magnesium Alloy and Flint Blocks
Three Serrated Metal Striker Saws
Three 17.5" Chains

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Using the flat edge of the striker, shave the block to create a small pile of magnesium alloy.
2. Prepare your tinder next to the magnesium alloy pile.
3. Hold the flat edge of the striker against the top of the flint at a 45° angle. Slide firmly down the flint to create sparks. Allow sparks to fall onto magnesium alloy pile.
4. Use magnesium alloy to ignite tinder. Place burning tinder into fire. Don't suffocate the fire - build fire slowly using small pieces of wood.

* Note: Firestick is covered in protective oil. Wipe off oil before use.

CAUTION
Not suitable for children under 10.
For outdoor use only - use in controlled environment.
Never leave your fire unattended.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
We take pride in delivering top quality products and are proud to offer our friendly 90 day money back guarantee in case you are not 100% satisfied and wish to return the product for ANY reason. On top of that we also offer you a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Order now for worry free shopping


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D barton on 2 Feb. 2014
Colour Name: Magnesium Fire Starters - Older Version Verified Purchase
Length: 1:29 Mins
Good quality and reasonable block of magnesium and three for £8.99 (UK buyer) is a good buy (when I purchased them- more expensive now but still good value, slightly different striker design), so why only 4 stars-
The manufacturers advice on their use states " To make a fire, firstly you need to shave a small quantity of magnesium with the serrated end of the striker and make a pile of it. The pile needs to be about the size of a two pound coin. Keep your tinder (dry grass, leaves, paper, bark) close to the pile of magnesium. Secondly, you need to strike the flint with the striker and let the sparks fall into the pile of magnesium to start your fire. Lastly, ignite your tinder and add small pieces of firewood to keep the fire going. Remember to keep a close eye on your fire and never leave it unattended."

Firstly if you try to use the serrated blade (on the striker) supplied you will probably be their all day and night and have red knuckles. The serrated edge on the striker is so fine that the shavings are to small, difficult to keep together and will be blown away in the wind. In addition it is a little annoying that you have a relatively thick layer of black paint to get through first on the magnesium block and striker.

I have given the product 4 stars - as if you have a camping knife with a part serrated edge which every serious outdoor person should have in there kit anyway) then producing a pile of shavings to the size of a £2.00 coin is not an issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ozzy on 21 Nov. 2014
Colour Name: Magnesium Fire Starters - Older Version Verified Purchase
Just got these & they are really good, hold the striker & saw sharp side flat against the magnesium & shave up & down to get a good mix of particle sizes, this makes it easier to light & burns really hot... me & my girlfriend have these with our tins of home made char cloth from old denim, brilliant combination that can't fail to start a fire... & we are considering buying more so we have a couple in each of our emergency packs as fire is essential in an emergency to survive (unless the emergency is a fire, then these won't help lol), & 1 for each of our knives (WARNING, do NOT strike these with your knife, it WILL ruin the heat temper making it easy for the metal of your knife to crack, it is a VERY high temperature spark)!!! ..... only just found this company online & am impressed so far, we shall be having a look at the other products they have that we may need in an emergency/survival situation, if we prepare for anything we will be calm, comfortable, & ready if something does happen :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alessi Lover TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 April 2014
Colour Name: Magnesium Fire Starters - Older Version
Wow even I can now start a fire!

These are just so useful if out camping or even having a barbecue and needing to light a fire. We are a non smoking household so either the candle lighter gets lost. (Other half tends to have a habit of leaving it in his coat pocket, never to be found). Or looking for soggy matches again left in his pocket.

This is a safe item to carry about in your pocket or bag, no fear of accidentally lighting it. But I must warn you that it needs not to left near children, as they find it quite fun and start to mess. They wonder what it is, then when told, well like most kids they want to try it out.

I did get it to light but only after a few goes, but thinking it better that way at least I can feel safer knowing that it will not strike a light straight away.

The chain on it is a good idea, easy to misplace if not, but then again with there being three in a packet we should not have any worries about fire starting. Really is good for picnics, parties and just in case you get stuck out in the back of no where without heat, at least you will be able to start a fire.

They look well made and come with a lifetime guarantee, fast delivery and packed really well. So glad to have been sent these to review.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Silverfrog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 April 2014
Colour Name: Magnesium Fire Starters - Older Version
Length: 2:23 Mins
I was kindly provided this magnesium fire starter kit by the manufacturer and as far as I am aware is identical to the retail version.

The magnesium firestarter kit is a very good design and comes in a pack of 3 magnesium and flint blocks, 3 beaded chains and 3 saws. To start off with, I suggest you put each magnesium block and saw together on the provided chains so you don't lose them. The chain is long enough so that you can use the saw easily when either creating magnesium shavings or using the flint to light it, The magnesium blocks have a coating which you need to saw through to get to the magnesium itself and on one edge, there is a long flint stick that you use to strike to light up your hard earned shavings.
As mentioned in the video, it is extremely difficult to use if there is the slightest wind as the magnesium shavings go everywhere so I advise to use a piece of paper to catch the shavings and bend the edges so that they don't blow away. It takes a little time to light the shavings with the flint but once lit, the magnesium flares are hard to blow out.
All in all very good design and handy to have on a camping trip.
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