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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout 2in1 - Rocky Red

£14.00 £

Your best fire-starting friend for igniting fire in any weather.

  • 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
    Weight: 38g
    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
    Grip-friendly design
    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.
    Developed By
    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

  • Free UK Delivery On All Orders
    Orders received BEFORE 1pm on days we are open are usually dispatched the same day with Royal Mail using a 2nd Class delivery service (normally 2-3 working days).

    Orders over £30 will be sent Tracked & Signed For.

    Please note that a different delivery method, e.g Courier, may be used depending on the size/weight of your order and if so we will try to inform you before dispatch.

    Next Day UK Delivery  £8.00
    Orders placed BEFORE 1pm on days we are open will be dispatched the same day, usually by Royal Mail or occasionally by Courier and will require a signature. Any Next Day orders received after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Please note any orders placed AFTER 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

    Highlands of Scotland, UK Islands & Countries outside of the UK
    The above does not apply to these areas
    We do not deliver to countries not in the United Kingdom

    If you would like any more information on your delivery
    please contact us

    As a busy independent retailer, very occassionally we may not have the ordered item in stock. In this case we will inform you of the situation so you can decide how we proceed to your satisfaction. For example, the item may be on order from our supplier, Criterion will send a sleeping bag direct to the customer on our behalf (48 hour Parcel Force delivery).

  • Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving the goods. Please contact us to let us know your intention at or phone 01422 371146
    If you're returning an item because it's unwanted or you need to exchange it, we ask that you pay for the cost of return carriage. Exchanges for non-sale items will be sent free of charge. Standard delivery charges will apply to sale-item / special offer exchanges.
    All unwanted items must be new and unused, and with original labels attached, along with all receipts / proof of purchase. Please ensure the item(s) are packaged securely and suitably for transit

    Return to: 
    After Sales,
    BAC Outdoor Leisure Ltd
    Central Hall,  Coronation Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0DF 
    When you're arranging to return an item, we strongly recommend that you use a recorded / insured delivery service as we regret that we cannot be held responsible for goods lost in transit. If return conditions are met we will issue a refund within a maximum of 3 working days of the goods being returned to us
    For Health & Safety reasons we are unable to accept returns of climbing hardware, helmets or baselayer / underwear.