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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout

Item #: 80013

Our Price: $12.99

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Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the legendary Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel® is the original fire starter. Being the best, however, means always having to push the envelope. The result is the next generation, with an improved striker that makes it even easier to build a fire in any weather, at any altitude. The second generation Swedish FireSteel 2.0® is redesigned, with a color-matched lanyard, and a built-in emergency whistle. The Swedish FireSteel's dependability and intense, close to 3,000%C (5400%F) sparks, have long made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a foolproof way to light stoves and gas barbecues.
  • Durable - lasts approximately 3,000 strikes.
  • Improved stainless steel striker.
  • Ergonomic handles.
  • Built-in emergency whistle.
  • Produces a 3,000%C (5,400%F) spark.
  • Works when wet.
  • Compact and lightweight.
  • Lights campfires, stoves, gas-barbecues.
  • Bright spark - can be used as emergency signal.
  • Compatible with Leave No Trace ethics.
  • Weight: 0.9 oz., 26g

Instructions:
  • 1. Take a small quantity of cotton balls, TinderDust™, dryer lint, or any other flammable material. Build them up into a pile.
  • 2.
    • a) Grip the FireSteel with one hand.
    • b) Take hold of the striker with the other hand.
    • c) Position the striker against the FireSteel rod.
  • 3. Force the striker 'slowly down' with the thumb of hand holding the FireSteel.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (13)
  • Packs small / compresses (13)
  • Simple to use (12)
  • Good instructions / manual (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (12)
    • Camping (11)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (9)
    • Winter conditions (8)
    • Day trip (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Avid adventurer (6)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (11), Comfort driven (4)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    1.0

    Swedish FireSteel 2.0 dissapointment!

    By Old Mountain Man

    from Scramento, CA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Easy To Pack

    Cons

    • Better Have Strong Hands
    • Minimal Sparks
    • Mostly Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Use Indoors Out Of Any Wi

    Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

    Would do in a pinch - price you pay for small size.
    If this was developed for the Swedish Army, hope they did not freeze to death.
    When using, position so as to strike rapidly multiple times and use flammable tinder (ie: Vaseline soaked cotton balls, etc)

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist

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    3.0

    Makes lots of sparks, but not durable

    By ULHiker

    from Pelahatchie, MS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Effective
    • Light Weigt
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry Camping
    • Ul Backpacking

    Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

    I bought the Firesteel mini because of the weight savings. It does a fine job of lighting tinder, but after a few outings the orange plastic part that you hold onto, broke, and the steel went flying. You can use it without the grip as I consequently discovered, but either way it is difficult to light an alchohol stove without splashing the contents. Also, you need two hands to use this firesteel; there are other solutions that can be used one-handed.

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    • Minimalist

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    5.0

    Light my fire

    By Buck Jackson all-American

    from Tehachapi, ca

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry Camping
      • Campgrounds
      • Day Trips
      • River Trips
      • Road Trips
      • Winter Conditions

      Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

      What can you say? These things work.

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      • Minimalist

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      5.0

      Lightweight, and it works

      By HikeCyclePhoto

      from Western North Carolina

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

        So far, I've only used this in the home fire place (with drier lint as tinder) for practice. My packs and pockets have parafin-coated strike-anywhere kitchen matches in waterproof match safes, lighters, and Swedish Light My Fire Fire Scout fire steels. If I must leave the flame-making articles behind for air travel, the Light My Fire will be with me.

        I carry this for emergency use, in case I need to spend the night or more in the woods. The whistle is okay-- not nearly as good as those I carry from my packs' D-rings, but I didn't buy it for the whistle.

        It's lightweight, easy to use, and it throws plenty of hot sparks. Tip: Scrape off the paint with the striker before heading out in the woods. It will work better.

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        • Minimalist

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        5.0

        Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout

        By Mtb_rider

        from California

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Effective
        • Simple To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Campgrounds
          • Day Trips

          Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

          A sweeping motion to create a spark worked better than pushing straight down on the steel. Easily lit dryer lint and vaseline coated cotton ball. Also lit my backpacking stove. Great to have as a backup in case you run out of matches or your lighter fails.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven

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          5.0

          nice to have

          By Dave

          from indiana

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Effective
          • Simple To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry Camping
            • Campgrounds
            • Day Trips
            • River Trips
            • Road Trips
            • Winter Conditions

            Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

            nice product, had never used one before, been playing with it some, will teach wife to use it also

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            • Comfort Driven

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0

            By Freddie

            from Hale, MI

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry Camping
              • Campgrounds
              • Day Trips
              • River Trips
              • Road Trips
              • Winter Conditions

              Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

              Strong spark, easy to hold

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow - Super Sparky!

              By Slider

              from NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Simple To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

                  Excellent performance at a reasonable price. My Scout was ecstatic to be able to light his dryer lint on his first try!

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  C'mon baby . . .

                  By Jonny

                  from Linden, MI

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Effective
                  • Simple To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry Camping
                    • Campgrounds
                    • River Trips
                    • Winter Conditions

                    Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

                    Granted I used a vasiline infused cotton ball, but I got a fire on my first try. I've practiced since and let's just say this is a great tool. Sure matches or a lighter are easier, (maybe), but if they get wet you're screwed. Even if you don't plan on a fire, you shouldn't be caught in the back country without one of these. Glad I got one.

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                    • Minimalist

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Product ! works great!

                    By Lenny

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry Camping
                    • Campgrounds
                    • Day Trips
                    • River Trips
                    • Road Trips

                    Comments about Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout:

                    A friend showed me to use cottonballs with petroleum jelly. Huge long lasting flame on first or second strike!

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                    • Minimalist

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                      What is the size of this fire starter?
                      Asked on 9/30/2012 by Stanley the fish

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                        A:

                        It weighs 1.8 oz. The length of the handle is 3"L x 1"W, the metal striker is 2" L x 1"W. The lanyard is 7 inches long.

                        Answered on 10/3/2012 by Anonymous
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