Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter

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Walmart #: 000943784
Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter
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  • Simply scrape off magnesium with a knife and ignite shavings
  • Extreme heat will ignite even damp tinder (not wet)
  • About this item

    An ideal tool for an overnight outdoor excursion, the Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter makes it easy to provide a source of heat and light at your campsite. Simply use a knife to scrape shavings off the camping fire starter, and then ignite them with a match, lighter or sparks. The magnesium in this Survival Fire Starter Kit creates a flame that burns at 5400°F, providing plenty of heat. The shavings from the Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter will even ignite damp tinder material. Enough shavings can be produced using this camping fire starter to start hundreds of fires, allowing you to use it on numerous camping trips.

    Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

    • A must for every field trip
    • Simply scrape off magnesium with a knife and ignite shavings
    • Uses magnesium, a flame source of 5400°F (2982°C)
    • Extreme heat will ignite even damp tinder (not wet)
    • Provides sufficient shavings to start hundreds of fires


    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: 7870
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.1
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.5 x 7.0 x 0.75
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 943784

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    Customer Reviews | 35 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars by An anonymous customer

    I've have a few of these fire starters, and I plan on owning more in time. They are the best in a survival situation. However, it isn't the easiest thing to learn. It takes practice, and then becomes simple and easy to use. Those who have trouble with this product are probably using a large blade or knife. These work best with very thin and sharp blades. Like that of a utility knife, or razor blade pocket knife. It does take a fair amount of magnesium to actually start the fire, but with such a large ratio of mag-to-flint, it's constructed with that in mind. Also, you need good tender. Always pack something that will burn, and burn long in a waterproof container. Such as a zip-loc bag. I carry waxed sawdust that I make at home, but Wal-Mart sells a similar product in the camping section, but due to its chemical compound, it's not exactly green. In a survival situation, I couldn't see that mattering anyway. If you camp, hike, trek, or do anything outdoors... This is a must. Just know and learn it before you head out next weekend.

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    Wichita Mnts, OK
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Usage:Every few days
    Easy and reliable

    Customer review by alternativestoeveryday

    5.0 stars by alternativestoeveryday

    This pruduct is great. Remember that in the outdoors; preparation is essential. I used this pruduct many times with great results. If you take your time and get your materials together before you strike the flint;and with enough mag shavens you'll have fire every time. Don't be stingy with the magnesium cause you've plenty. Also it helps to put the shavens in like say cotton ball or other fibrous material to keep the magnesium shavens from scattering in the wind etc. A little tea tree oil on the cotton ball or other material helps with keeping fire going until larger stuff catches . Tea tree oil also good for antiseptic.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Usage:A few times per month
    Very Good

    Customer review by BeadleTheCat

    5.0 stars by BeadleTheCat

    I'd never used one of these before, so the first couple dozen times I played with it, I couldn't get it to work very well and thought it was junk. I keep experimenting, though, and figured it out. Now I can strike it and get tons of sparks every time. I've used it hundreds of times and there's still hundreds of uses left. Very useful tool that is very inexpensive.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Usage:A few times per month
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