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[Amazon Canada] Schrade SCHFS1 Large Ferro Rod with Striker Plate and Lanyard

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[Amazon Canada] Schrade SCHFS1 Large Ferro Rod with Striker Plate and Lanyard

Comes in handy for those camping trips.
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I remember on my amateur hours we brought a flint instead of real fire. It took us an hour to get a fire going that day.

Adventures aside, that striker looks wayyy small.
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I go camping every year and these things are a waste of time. You are better off spending $0.50 on a bic lighter and having instant fire.
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Bring a lighter. Trying to get a fire going in a wet and damp environment with a ferrocium rod is not easy.
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Funny enough I just bought a number of these for my Scout troop (cheaper Coghlan's for $3.88). We use these for the Scouts to try out a different method of lighting a fire, but I agree these are near impossible to use unless you have ideal conditions/materials and have liberally sprinkled with magnesium shavings.

When we actually want to light a fire for campfire or cooking we're using matches. I wouldn't want to rely on this as my principal method of starting a fire.
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I thought the entire idea of this was not to use it because it’s harder to light a fire then a gas lighter but to have just in case there is a problem. Lighters over time loose gas. Can be broken yaddaa yaddaa.

It would a ton easier to bring a jerry can full of gas and a lighter maybe a bundle of wood.
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Bishop8 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:57 am
Funny enough I just bought a number of these for my Scout troop (cheaper Coghlan's for $3.88). We use these for the Scouts to try out a different method of lighting a fire, but I agree these are near impossible to use unless you have ideal conditions/materials and have liberally sprinkled with magnesium shavings.

When we actually want to light a fire for campfire or cooking we're using matches. I wouldn't want to rely on this as my principal method of starting a fire.
I ended up cancelling my order thanks to your comment! Saved me the impulse buy. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

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