Recommended Fire Starters of 2019

Fire Starters : UST Strikeforce

Though it’s flint-based, the length and width of the rod makes for lots of big, happy sparks that ensure a quick switch fire. The fires we lit with the Strikeforce were consistently instantaneous, making this a great tool for both beginners and emergency situations.

Unmatched reliability aside, the flint-based starter is housed in a durable waterproof case. The case doubles as a handy storage compartment for tinder and comes with a lanyard as well.Though it’s certainly not for ultralighters, the Strikeforce is incredibly easy to use and makes great use of space.

How much and where to buy?

You can find it on Amazon.com.Click here to check it.

Fire Starters : UST Blastmatch

The Blastmatch is extremely effective, comfortable and easy to use. It does not require a hard surface to work. Just find yourself a heavy log, build your tinder and plunge right into your future fire den for a quick and easy heat machine. It also folds back onto itself for easy, waterproof storage. Handy and simple enough.

If you’d also like a good one-handed fire starter, look no further than the UST Blastmatch. It’s the best of its kind.Then I thought back to the infamous Aron Ralston, the author and firsthand experiencer of 127 Hoursand shrugged. Yeah, I bet Ralston would have liked a good one-handed fire starter.

How much and where to buy?

You can find it on Amazon.com.Click here to check it.

 Fire Starters :Überleben Zünden

The brand claimed to produce a “molten metal shower of sparks,” and it delivered.The Überleben is also a multi-tool of sorts, coming with a bottle opener, hex wrench, map scale, ruler, and both scraper and serrated edge for sparking. Not to mention that the lanyard is long enough that you can wear it as a necklace, which is kinda fun. Of all the starters that included accessories like this, this one was my favorite.

The Überleben is slick-looking, with its natural, handcrafted handle and ferrocerium rod. Without being a chemist, this fire starter convinced me that ferrocerium can vary widely in quality, and the ferrocerium in this rod is top notch.

Of the ten fire starters we tested, four rods claimed to be made of ferrocerium. Three didn’t light up so well. The Überleben on the other hand sent some of the longest, brightest and most consistent sparks, despite being comparative in size to the smaller Sparkforce, Bear Grylls, and Light My Fire fire starters.

How much and where to buy?

You can find it on Amazon.com.Click here to check it.

Fire Starters : Survival Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter

To get a good crackle going on a magnesium starter, you must carve off a bit of the outer coating and make a pile of shavings. Magnesium shavings are obviously lighter than a feather and can blow away with the slightest waft of your hand. It is not easy to use under windy conditions, but then again no striking fire starter really is.

The Survival Spark is a small, multi-tool of a fire starter with some extra handy gadgets to go along with it.It lights up well and works exactly as promised — all at a fraction of the price of most of the others. With the added compass and whistle, this is a well-priced addition to any emergency bag.The only claim that really makes me snort is that this fire starter is “windproof.”

How much and where to buy?

You can find it on Amazon.com.Click here to check it.

Fire Starters :Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

The sides have been painted with helpful distress graphics in case of emergency and the rubber handle makes it easy to hold in your hand — an ideal feature for the practicing survivalist. The rod is made of ferrocerium and produces a hearty dose of sparks when used correctly.

You may expect a celebrity-endorsed product to fall short when pitted against the big dogs, but TV survivalist Bear Grylls has put his money where his mouth is with this easy to use, beginner-friendly rod and striker.

How much and where to buy?

You can find it on Amazon.com.Click here to check it.

Fire Starters : Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0

If you’re having a hard time deciding between the Bear Grylls and the FireSteel, given their similarities in every way, including price, consider that the FireSteel may live a longer life. Plus, it comes with a whistle.

One of the only fire starters to boast ergonomics as its elevating trait admittedly isn’t the most comfortable to hold.Still, the FireSteel, with its ferrocerium rod and steel striker, is in the mid-quality range. Though I can’t attest to it, the FireSteel claims to last through 12,000 strikes. That’s 4,000 more than the Bear Grylls fire starter, which may be plausible given its longer rod.

How much and where to buy?

You can find it on Amazon.com.Click here to check it.

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