Magnesium Fire Starter ( Made IN THe U.S.A. )
Our Fire Starter is the most reliable and safest fire starting tool available today. Simple, effective, safe design allows you to create fuel and light your fire in two steps. Outperforms similar fire starters from other manufacturers. Used by the U.S. Armed Forces.
Aviation Magnesium Survival Fire Starter Government Issue, Doan Machinery
Magnesium shaving edge & sparking insert, gov't issue. Water resistant instructions. Waterproof plastic. This is real military issue with NSN 4240-01-160-5618
Step 1: Scrape tool with any knife (or sharp object, like a rock) to create a small pile magnesium shavings about the size if a quarter.
Step 2: Ignite shavings with built-in sparking insert Start hundreds of fires with a flame source of 5,400°F Safe; fireproof in solid form
Packaging comes with survival tips
Carry in a pocket or attach to bag with included chain loop
Measures 3 x 1 x 0.3 inch
Weighs 1.5 ounces
It is the FIRST CHOICE for sportsmen, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts throughout the world.
When your very life may depend on it, accept nothing less then the best!
A DEPENDABLE, LIFE-SAVING TOOL NO OUTDOORSMAN SHOULD BE WITHOUT.
Count on it to work, wet or dry, even with damp kindling. It's so dependable, it's been adopted by the U.S. Armed forces for their survival kits. And all you need to make it work is a knife.
By scraping the "shaving edges" with the blade, you will accumulate a pile of magnesium shavings. Then simply scrape the "sparking insert" to ignite the shavings to temperatures of 5400°F., hot enough to light even the most stubborn campfire! It's size makes it convenient for pocket or tackle box.
STEP 1 Support edge of tool on ground. Scrape narrow side of tool marked "SHAVING EDGE" with knife blade held perpendicular to tool. Amass small pile of magnesium about the size of a quarter next to tinder. (paper. leaves, small twigs, bark, etc.)
STEP 2 Support edge of tool on ground within 1" of magnesium shavings at approximately 45° angle. Scrape entire length of side marked "SPARKING INSERT" rapidly with knife held perpendicular to SPARKING INSERT. This action will cause generate sparks, causing the magnesium shavings to ignite, providing a white hot flame.
Under windy conditions, the magnesium shavings should be placed in a depression in the ground. Will ignite rubber to create a distress smoke signal. (Use tire from your vehicle if necessary to attract aircraft.) If fine tinder is not available, use the following:
Parts of personal clothing (pocket lining, handkerchief, etc.)
Drain oil from vehicle and place in hubcap, soak rags with oil and ignite. (Will also create smoke signal.)
WARNING: Gasoline is too hazardous to use but kerosene and diesel fuel are acceptable.