Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter

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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)
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    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.

    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

    Specifications

    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
    Walmart No.: 943784
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    Customer Reviews | 35 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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    11/26/2008

    Customer review by An anonymous customer

    5.0 stars 11/26/2008 by An anonymous customer
    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
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every few days
    Easy and reliable
    9/7/2009

    Customer review by alternativestoeveryday

    5.0 stars 9/7/2009 by alternativestoeveryday
    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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    alternativestoeveryday
    apopka fl
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:Longer than one year
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per month
    Very Good
    12/11/2010

    Customer review by BeadleTheCat

    5.0 stars 12/11/2010 by BeadleTheCat
    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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    BeadleTheCat
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:A few times per month
    Great product for a great price
    1/11/2010

    Customer review by chicagobearsfan2010

    5.0 stars 1/11/2010 by chicagobearsfan2010
    by chicagobearsfan2010

    I bought this at my local Wal-Mart and tried it out immediately. At first I had trouble getting the sparks to catch the magnesium but after a few tries I actually got the magnesium to burn. I didn't have any kindling around the first time so I tried it again later with a small pile of dried leaves. Had no problem getting them to light. This was in 12 degree weather so the flames were a welcome sight! I have tried it twice and from the block of magnesium I have left I would say I have 1,000 fires left. So lets see... Approximately $7 for the product divided by 1,000 fires =0.007 cents to start a fire. Even if I'm way off and I only start 100 fires with this its still 7 cents per fire and if you REALLY need a fire I think it is well worth 7 cents. Great product for a great price. I would recommend this to anyone.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    1/1/2011

    Customer review by hess83

    5.0 stars 1/1/2011 by hess83
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    I had trouble working it the first few times with a knife, so i tried a file. It works every time now and cuts the shaving time in half. It's a useful product and I definitely recommend it.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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