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Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter

Item #: 23131

Our Price: $5.99

 

The fire starter uses magnesium as a flame source of 5400°F. One fire starter should provide hundreds of fires. Simple to use; just shave pieces of magnesium using a sharp knife. Place next to dry twigs, paper, etc. and scrape the sparking edge with a knife to ignite the magnesium.
  • Wt. 2 oz (56.6 g)
  • Size: 3" x 1" x 1/2" (23 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.3 cm)
  • Magnesium

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Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (8)
  • Simple to use (8)
  • Packs small / compresses (6)
  • Good instructions / manual (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (7)
    • Winter conditions (7)
    • Camping (5)
    • Day trip (5)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid adventurer (4)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (9)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Must have HEAT

    By Happy Camper

    from Harpers Ferry ,WV

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry Camping
      • Campgrounds
      • River Trips
      • Winter Conditions

      Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

      best use for heat to eat, amd reliability for warmth when needed. A must have.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist

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      2.0

      OK

      By cgala597

      from Dillon, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Simple To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

        Hard to get enough mag gathered, but once you put forth the effort and have tinder ready, works wells.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        12/22/2012

        By surviver

        from EARTH 2013

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Survival

          Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

          i'll be glad i have it when i need it!

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist

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          5.0

          Simple method, all weather conditions.

          By Smitty

          from Searcy, Arkansas

          About Me Military/Law Enforcement

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All vehicle key chains
            • Backcountry Camping
            • Campgrounds
            • Day Trips
            • River Trips
            • Road Trips
            • Winter Conditions

            Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

            Small best fire starter you can buy for all weather fire starting.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It Works.

            By Alpha6

            from Over the hills and through the woods....

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Simple To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Campgrounds
            • Day Trips
            • Winter Conditions

            Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

            This product works effectively and as advertised. That being said, I believe there are better products on the market nowdays. The magnesium bar is rather heavy for tinder and scraping enough to work with is time consuming. This isn't one of my go to items for backcountry use, but it is well priced and functional. I keep a few of them in vehicle survival kits.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Product.

            By Vern

            from Chester County, PA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

            • Clear Instructions
            • Effective
            • Simple To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry Camping
              • Campgrounds
              • Winter Conditions

              Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

              I think this works great. Had my tinder bundle ready. Shaved off a small pile and had fire on the first strike. I have one in my pack and I am going to buy a second one to have a back up. I would and have recommended this fire starter.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great fire starter

              By rllpeaks

              from northern,NH

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Effective
              • Simple To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry Camping
                • Great in my survival kit
                • Winter Conditions

                Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

                This is my second mag fire starter. I use it quite frequently when snowshoeing or hiking. It works every time and practice makes perfect.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                excellent!

                By the "survivalist"

                from hampton Virginia

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Easy To Pack
                • Effective
                • Simple To Use
                • Takes up little space

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backcountry Camping
                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

                  i had a really easy time using it, i got a fire in the first try! It ended up really being worth my money.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  excellent!

                  By the survivalist

                  from Hampton Virginia

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Clear Instructions
                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Effective
                  • It is very uncomplicated
                  • Simple To Use
                  • Started the fire in 1 try

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

                    it was very easy to use. it lit a fire in about 1 to 2 try's. i had no trouble using it. the magnesium shaved off fairly easily and then lit with one try. i highly recommended it.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Minimalist

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                    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Did not work for me

                    By Rattler

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not useable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter:

                        Thought this thing might make a good survival tool for firestarting. Don't waste your money. The magnesium is nearly impossible to shave off of the block. Tried several kinds of knives to do so. Very difficult to do. After almost an hour of work, a proper pile of magnesium shavings (and a couple of very dull knives) was produced. No matter what technique was tried, the pile of shavings could not be ignited by the striker on the side of the tool. A disappointing piece of gear. It will not find a place in my pack.

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                        • Minimalist

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