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Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter

Item # 419441
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Key Features

  • Used by a number of armies around the world

  • 3000° C spark makes fire building easy

  • Ultra-light, durable design lasts for 3000 strikes

  • Also lights campfires, stoves, and gas barbecues

  • Bright spark can be used as an emergency signal


Our Price   $14.99

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Used by a number of armies around the world, the Swedish FireSteel Scout's dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. Its 3000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Ultra-light, durable design lasts for 3000 strikes and works even when wet. Also lights campfires, stoves, and gas barbecues. Bright spark can even be used as an emergency signal. Weighs 1.1 oz.

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by PowerReviews
Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to setup (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (11)
    • Camping (7)
    • Survival (7)
    • Day trip (5)
    • River (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This Product Actually Works

    I purchased this product for my son because I wanted him to learn to create fire without matches, lighters, etc. It was almost too easy. As long as you have reasonably dry tinder...Read complete review

    I purchased this product for my son because I wanted him to learn to create fire without matches, lighters, etc. It was almost too easy. As long as you have reasonably dry tinder and fluff it well, this sparker will ignite it. I will be purchasing a few more of these.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    it's ok

    decent i wouldn't say the best fire stater but it works ok

    decent i wouldn't say the best fire stater but it works ok

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Easy to make a fire with out matches

    By Good food junky

    from Minnesota

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Easy To Pack
    • Effective
    • Simple To Use

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backyard Fire Building
    • Campgrounds
    • Scouting

    Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

    Backyard use for starting recreational fire in my fire pit. Scouting with my son. I bought him is own.

    This product is amazing on how it can ignite Cotton balls, Dryer lint, char cloth etc.

    I can't think of anything negative to say about this product.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
     
    5.0

    Does what it's supposed to

    By sdg61

    from St. Paul, MN

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Effective
    • Simple To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry Camping

      Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

      Hasn't failed me yet

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tool

      By Sean

      from NE Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Hot spark
      • Simple To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry Camping
        • Campgrounds
        • Day Trips
        • Winter Conditions

        Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

        I teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts how to build fires and winter survival. I use this tool as the primary sparking tool for boys from 2nd grade through high school. As others say, tinder is the key. Char cloth is nice but not required. The spark this tool throws is hot enough that it works just as well with dryer lint, frayed twine, cattail fluff, alcohol wipes (or purell and a bit of t-shirt), or my personal favorite, vasoline worked into a cotton ball. One spark from the firesteel and if you have your fire planned right, you're cooking in no time.

        If anyone has problems with this tool, they are doing 1 or 2 things, they have the metal piece upside down, not leaning forward or are not pushing the pieces together hard enough. But remember that 2nd graders do this every year for me so it's not that difficult to use.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
         
        5.0

        I LOVE IT

        By lil twist

        from haysville kansas

        About Me Environmentalist

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy Setup
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use
        • Hot Surface
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Campgrounds
          • Day Trips
          • River
          • Survival
          • Trips
          • Winter Camping

          Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

          i love them and i use it every weekend!

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          IT ROCKS

          By twist

          from Haysville KS

          About Me Environmentalist

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy Setup
          • Easy to Clean
          • Easy to Use
          • Hot Surface
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry Camping
            • Campgrounds
            • Day Trips
            • River
            • Survival
            • Trips
            • Winter Camping

            Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

            i love it i go down to the river most every weekend and that the only thing i need (besides tinder) to light a fire. plus its REALLY LIGHTWEIGHT.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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