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The Friendly Swede Keychain Emergency Fire Starter with Whistle (2-pack) - LIFETIME WARRANTY

4.9 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • POCKET SIZE: This little fire starter is lightweight, compact and the perfect pocket size.
  • KEYCHAIN: Firestarter can be carried in your pocket or you can attach it to your keychain instead. By doing so you will make sure you always have it next to one of your most important belongings (your keys).
  • EXTRA ACCESSORIES: Attached to the cord you find a whistle. The whistle is great to bring with you if you want to call for attention to yourself or simply create music by the bonfire. Also included is a 12" cord which you can use to tie the Fire Starter to your bag or wear it around your neck as a lanyard. (always use caution when wearing around your neck, as the cord is strong).
  • THE WHISTLE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: The whistle can be a great tool for making sounds when out in nature but remember that this whistle is not to be used as a substitute for saftey whistles.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY: This product is covered by The Friendly Swede's Lifetime Warranty. Our customer service team is here for you and happy to help answer ANY questions you may have in <24hrs. To contact us, just copy-paste this link into your browser: amzn.to/2bFmCD0. If you want to take a look at our storefront, please copy-paste the following link: www.amazon.co.uk/shops/A2KAT5RHV45KSE
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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  • Item model number: SO11025
  • ASIN: B012S5RGII
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 July 2015
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,803 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

Product description

THE FRIENDLY SWEDE KEYCHAIN FIRE STARTER WITH WHISTLE (2 PACK)

Do you want your fire starter to be SMALLLIGHTWEIGHT and EASY TO CARRY WITH YOU? Then our THE FRIENDLY SWEDE KEYCHAIN FIRE STARTER WITH WHISTLE is exactly what you are looking for! It is easy to use and creates showers of sparks with each strike. You can carry it on your keychain, on your backpack or in your pocket. The choice is yours!


CONTENTS 
2 x Keychain Fire Starter (1 orange + 1 black)
1 x Instructions


TO START A FIRE SIMPLY FOLLOW THESE STEPS BELOW: 

1. Place your thumb in the small plastic circle. This will gice you extra stability when using the fire starter
2. The fire starter is covered in a protective black coating. Scrape this off using the striker. 
3. Prepare your chosen tinder. 
4. Hold the striker against the top of the flint rod at a 45° angle. Scrape the striker down the rod, with rapid even movements. Allow sparks to fall onto tinder. 
5. Transfer tinder to fire when burning evenly. Slowly add larger kindling to avoid smothering the flame.
6. Enjoy the fire! Or be Swedish and make yourself a nice cup of hot coffee (Sweden is one of the top three coffee drinking nations in the world)

ATTENTION: Use outdoors in a controlled environment.

THE FRIENDLY SWEDE KEYCHAIN FIRE STARTER - LIGHTING A FIRE HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER


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Have ordered these as gifts twice now. Smart packaging and great product. There was a slight problem with my latest order which The Friendly Swede customer services sorted out pronto and with no quibbles whatsoever. Highly recommend.
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Excellent service, good product
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I purchased this for my young son who is learning the basic skills of man. It's his first attempt at starting a fire and he found it's not that easy. There is an amount of pressure you need to apply to the striker to achieve a spark. It is not as simple as spark=fire. A good technique and dry lint is a must. Preserverance and patience are learned aswell as the starting of a fire.
I ended up using the fire striker to light the fire on this occasion, after numerous attempts. Trying to start a fire outdoor will be even more challenging.
The whistle is good enough to attract the attention of another person close by. It's also annoying when your too close and it is constantly being shrilled in your ear.
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I already own the paracord Magnesium firestarter kit from the guys at friendly swede and i am always impressed by the Quality and efford they put into their products. I recieved this keychain firestarters for reviewing purposes and i can say i love them. they come in two Colors one black and one orange, so you can use one and give the other one to your Partner or as a present for someone. Pretty nice idea. The Firestarters can be sticked together for easier carrying. They have a strap on them so you can wear them around you neck or on your backpack etc. They spark really fine once the black coating is gone. I am always impressed by the friendly swede especially their outdoor Equipment and their paracords are nothing short of extraordinary.
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I’ve been testing a few of the outdoor activity products from The Friendly Swede just lately and this ‘key chain firestarter with whistle’ is the latest to appear on Amazon. It is basically 2 ferro rods with strikers, each of which is housed in a plastic cover that serve as handles for the rod and striker, with a length of cord, an adjustable clip, and a small whistle on each kit.

In each box you get 2 kits, one black and one orange coloured, for £5.99. Each kit is 8cm (just over 3”) long by 2cm (8/10”) wide with a slot in each section for cord or key ring. The striker handle is longer than the rod handle, because the rod slides into it and is longer than the striker and the striker handle has a circular depression that serves as a thumb rest. These things seem obvious but every little helps for the visually impaired or in darkness.

The cord is 29” in length but is simple black and white nylon cord. It is not, and is not claimed to be, ‘paracord’ with multiple survival functions and the ends are fastened into the whistle, so there is no expectation of it being removed for other uses than as a lanyard for the firestarter and whistle.

TFS make a point of explaining that the whistle is not intended to be used as an emergency signalling device. It is shrill but not especially loud, so it would be OK for members of a not-too-widely-separated group to maintain contact e.g. checking where the kids have got to around the camp site, but it is not a replacement for a proper rescue-approved survival whistle for use on the hills, etc. I exchanged emails with the company and they are aware of the limitations but sourcing something better within the required bracket to offer 2 kits for the price isn’t as easy as we might think.
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We've had so much fun over the past few nights with this product!

I was a little bemused by it when they first arrived; I read the instructions through and tried to make sense of them, banging the two firestarters together, trying to scrap their plastic coating off... All to no avail. Apparently, it takes the intelligence of my 10-year-old nephew to solve the problem the next day - there is a very minor oversight in the instructions that doesn't tell you each firestarter comes apart! He spend a while looking at me like I'm a total idiot, I spend a while feeling like a total idiot, and we went outside to start our fire, agreeing to never speak of this again (until now!)

We both had a go at lighting fires, and this sparked (!) lots of conversation about how fires could be started, and how people used to start them before the invention of matches and the like. With the black outer coating off, we both found it relatively easy to master the skill of fire-lighting, and once we had it mastered, it wasn't a skill we lost again; our hit rates increased dramatically, and the skill was learned! We had fun with marshmallows, whistles and fire, and eventually packed up for the night.

I've been really impressed with this product; apart from the minor oversight for my fellow idiots in the instructions, they are easy to follow and the product is quick to master. There's been a lot of thought put into this, with cords and whistles added to the product to make it easy to transport and useful in other ways. Overall, I would highly recommend this, particularly as a gift. The best recommendation? The ten-year-old says they are "well cool." And anyone who knows a ten year old will tell you, recommendations don't come higher than that.

*** Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for a fair and honest review, which I have provided here. ***
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