This is a bushcraft survival ferro rod fire starter kit. Includes both a ferrocerium “ferro” rod and a wax-infused hemp cord that is not braided piece by piece and can be used as a kindling to instantly start a campfire.
Ferrocerium ignition rods, commonly known as ferro rods or fire steel, are popular ignition tools used in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, landing, and some survival situations.
They are made from a blend of rare earth metals, primarily iron (Fe) and cerium (Ce), with minor amounts of other metals such as magnesium, neodymium, and praseodymium. The mixture of metals gives the rod its unique properties, making it an effective and reliable ignition tool.
When a ferrocerium rod hits a hard, sharp object such as a knife, striker or scraper, it creates a shower of hot sparks reaching temperatures in excess of 3,000°C (5,432°F). These sparks can ignite a variety of tinder materials, such as dry leaves, grass, small twigs, or in this case, hemp tinder rope, to start a fire.
Unlike matches and lighters, iron bars are not affected by water, snow, rain or temperature. It can also typically withstand thousands of strikes and is so small and light that it’s perfect not only as a backup lighting option, but also to take along on camping trips.
this bushcraft survival kit Includes a ferro fire steel rod and striker attached with 2 feet of paracord line. It also comes with a 6 inch thick wax infused hemp rope as a tinder.
This hemp rope is designed to unwind several strands at a time and is used to start a fire as a long-burning bonfire. Especially useful when it’s raining or snowing and you need a fire to dry and burn wet or damp wood. The rope is wax infused so it’s naturally water resistant and will light up instantly when showered with sparks from the fire steel.
The kit weighs 2.3 ounces and is perfect for camping and landing. The striker also has a built-in hex wrench, a toothed edge for scraping, a ruler and a bottle opener.
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