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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Survival Fire Starter – Wilderness Survival Fire Sparkle Flint + Opener + Sawtooth + Map Rangefinder + Compass (Black) Reviews

posted by kubwa on 04/22/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Ferro rod throws sparks as intended, easily sets tinder alight. Protective casing is a good idea. Scraper is solid and effective.
Cons:
Compass is ineffective and does not work properly. Protective casing is a good idea, but is a little to big and heavy, making the fire starter a little too bulky for an emergency survival kit.
Other:
Could use O ring seal on thread to make it totally resistant to salt water corrosion. Once black protective coating is scraped from rod, it sparks very easily to start fire.
Bottomline:
As a fire starter it works effectively, the compass and protective casing are a good idea but just are not quite right.

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