The original magnesium fire starter is tough, durable and fit for purpose.
Developed for the army it performs to the highest standard
The Fire Steel consists of a magnesium rod and a piece of metal that is ironed against it, whereby sparks occur.
You can trust that it is possible to make a fire with FireSteel in all weather conditions.
The sparks created are extremely hot, significantly warmer, and more durable than those you get from a lighter or match
3,000 strikes at 3,000 degrees makes fire lighting possible in any weather at any altitude
Get the technique, get the fire, get warm and get the food on
Ergonomic design and a built-in whistle, nothing but the best
Colour: Rocky Red (other colours are used for illustrative purposes)
Material: Biobased plastic
Dimensions: 7.7 x 2.5 x 1.5cm, 3.03 x 0.98 x 0.59"
Made in Sweden
Works when it´s wet and windy
Durable, up to 3,000 strikes
Built-in emergency whistle
The technology surrounding biobased plastic is different from biodegradable plastic
The compositiGEon is made fully, or in part, from plants or other biological matter depending on the properties required for the different products
Light My Fire currently use 3 specific types of biobased plastic. These contain the highest possible biomass percentage.
TERRALENE: Made from certified sugarcane and wood fiber waste from certified European wood that adds strength to the product as well as a wonderful texture and natural smell.
ECOZEN: Made from European GMO free corn. This provides strength and heat resistance.
DRYFLEX GREEN: Made from certified sugarcane in two different densitites for strength and hardness
Biobased plastics have a unique advantage over conventional petroleum based plastic in the sense that the composition is made fully, or in part, from plants or other biological matter.
Biodegradable plastics can also be partly or fully made from plants or other biological matter BUT can also be fossil based.
The advantage with Biodegradable plastics is the materials potential to break down in certain enviroment such as a compost.
HOWEVER this compost must in the majority of cases be an INDUSTRIAL Compost.
First developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the legendary Swedish FireSteel fire starter is the original magnesium alloy fire starter
The Swedish FireSteel fire starter offered the first viable solution to the challenges of starting fires at high-altitudes and in low temperatures
With its ability to ignite flammable gas or liquid directly, the Swedish FireSteel fire starter is perfect for traditional alcohol and modern gas stoves.
This has led to its adoption by numerous military units around the world.
Manufactured in Sweden by Light My Fire, the fire starter has evolved with design improvements including a precision stainless steel striker, ergonomic handle, and a built-in emergency whistle
How It Works
The Swedish FireSteel fire starter is composed of two basic parts – the rod and the striker
The rod is made from a high-quality pyrophoric alloy containing metals that include iron, magnesium, lanthanum and cerium
The striker is made of stainless steel and has a precise edge grind developed to deliver maximum spark
By scraping the striker against the rod, the friction ignites tiny shavings of metal, converting them to oxides and generating bright, high-temperature sparks
The notable difference between the Swedish FireSteel fire starter and similar friction-based fire starters, often called Ferro cerium rods is the proprietary hardening process of the alloy, which produces a high-grade material that achieves durability without sacrificing consistency.
How To Start A Light My Fire Fire
1. Collect small sticks, bark and other kindling. The smaller the better, as it will be easier to light.
2. Arrange into a small pile.
3. Take out your Swedish FireSteel
4. Use paper, birch-bark or ideally take out your Light My Fire TinderSticks or Tinder-on-a-rope, made from farmed Honduran pine, scrape some shavings and arrange them among the kindling.
With 80% resin, it is the optimal ignition fuel that will burn extremely hot and slow – and can also withstand moisture and water
5. Carefully build up the fire, first with small sticks and then gradually increase its size. Ensure the fire has enough oxygen and be patient.
Advantages & Applications
The primary advantage of a Swedish FireSteel fire starter over other fire starting tools is reliability in any situation
The Swedish FireSteel fire starter is robust and requires no flints, lighter fluid, batteries or replacement parts.
A Swedish FireSteel fire starter will work in harsh conditions, like extreme cold, where gas does not vaporize easily, making it difficult to light
It also offers predictable performance at any altitude, unlike a butane lighter, which is affected by both dampness and reduced oxygen at altitude
The spark of the Swedish FireSteel fire starter is bright enough to be used as an emergency signal
The striker and rod are tied together with a lanyard to prevent accidental separation and are compact enough to fit in a pocket