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Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel

Item #: 82728

Our Price: $11.99

Light your barbecue, camp fire or gas stove with a Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel. Works in any conditions, even when wet, and lasts for 3000 strikes. The contestants on Survivor® dream about this handy, life saving device.
  • Swedish FireSteel®'s 3000°C (5500°F) spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude.
  • Lasts from 3,000 strikes.
  • Works equally well when wet.
  • Approved by the International Survival Instructors Association.
  • Lights campfires, stoves, gas barbecues.
  • Bright spark can be used as an emergency signal.
  • Color: Red.
  • Wt. 1.8oz.

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Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (12)
  • Packs small / compresses (12)
  • Simple to use (12)
  • Good instructions / manual (7)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (14)
    • Camping (11)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (11)
    • Winter conditions (8)
    • Day trip (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (14), Avid adventurer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (12), Comfort driven (4)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    4.0

    Works for all hand sizes

    By Deve

    from Montclair, NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Camping
      • Emergency Pack
      • Outdoor

      Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

      This Swedish FireSteel was recommended to me by a Primitive Pursuits guide who swore by his. He's right. This baby works great for anyone. The only drawback is that it's a like carrying keys in your pocket. If you already carry a full complement of keys as I do, it's a little much. HOWEVER, the distinctive shape of this firesteel also makes it easy to locate in your pack so I do highly recommend it for camping/go bags.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Works Great!

      By HikeCyclePhoto

      from Western North Carolina

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dependable
      • Lightweight
      • Produces Lots Of Sparks
      • Rugged
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camping
        • Emergence Use If Lost
        • Emergencies
        • Fire Places
        • Gas Grills
        • Outdoor

        Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

        This is one of several of these that I have stashed in various places, so I'm never without one in a pinch.

        Though the supplied striker works okay, it's not that easy to grasp and use. I prefer the sharp spine of an uncoated knife blade, which is easier to use, and produces more sparks. I've used mine to light a gas grill, and to ignite fireplace and outdoor fire ring fires, using drier lint as tinder. Remember, folks, the Fire Steel doesn't know, and doesn't care, if your knife blade is stainless or carbon steel. If the spine is sharp, and preferably uncoated, you'll get sparks. It's best to first scrape off the rod's light coating BEFORE an emergency. You'll get more sparks that way. I also carry a lighter every where, as I do this, so I feel that I'll probably be able to make fire in most emergencies. So will you.

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        • No

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        5.0

        It's all I use anymore.

        By Nealster

        from Bloomington, MN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

            It sparks well with the supplied steel but... a used hack saw blade with the teeth ground off (an end with the hole about 1 1/2 inches long) make this baby shower sparks like nothing else. I use it with my own made tinder or a half dozen natural found tinders. As long as you keep your tinder dry. In the beginning keep a Mini-Bic in your medical kit. Just in case. You won't need it. As said by others it is great for alcohol stoves. If you use it to light Esbit you need to get a primary mini fire going to ignite them.A bit of tinder will do.

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            • No

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            5.0

            The Swedish Work Ethic

            By beeman

            from Maryland

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Reliable
            • Simple To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry Camping
              • River Trips
              • Survival Kit
              • Winter Conditions

              Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

              My 3rd purchase, this one is for an emergency kit I am preparing. The unit is simple to use, produces a sizable spark even when wet and provides piece-of-mind with negligible weight.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fireball of sparks

              By Flatlander

              from South Bend, IN

              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 Scout Swedish Firesteel:

                I bought this for backcountry camping/hunting as a back-up to convential fire starting means (waterproof matches/windproof lighter). It is very small/weighs nothing and this baby throws sparks! Follow the directions and clean the paint of the rod and you are good to go.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven

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                3.0

                Ok, but not great

                By coachin2au

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Simple To Use

                Cons

                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Recreation

                Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

                It is short and will spark, but spending a couple bucks extra to get a better firesteel would be money well spent, especially if you think you'll need to start a fire in adverse conditions.

                My kids can practice it with it but I will have a better solution for actual camping.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist

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                3.0

                Can't see its advantage over match

                By GoldenBear

                from Philadelphia area, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Instructions
                • Easy To Pack
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not useful

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry Camping
                • River Trips

                Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

                If you carry your matches and striking surface in a dry container, and replace them when their numbers go down, it is unlikely you will ever need this device. The combination of a dry match and some paper will allow you to start a fire almost anywhere you can find kindling and fuel.

                Firesteel will do the same, BUT you must ALSO have either (1) easy to light tinder, (2) pure cotton balls rubbed with petroleum jelly, or (3) dryer lint. I had no trouble starting a fire with (3), but I could just as easily have started the same fire with a match and paper. And finding paper in the back country is a LOT easier than finding dryer lint or cotton balls. Sometimes it's even easier than finding easy to light tinder.

                Some will insist that Firesteel has the advantage over matches in that it works even if wet. This is true, but ONLY to the extent that it will spark even when wet. It will NOT start a fire unless what you spark is also dry. Thus, you're basically where you were before -- you can only start a fire IF you keep something dry. And I think that keeping matches dry is just as easy as keeping lint dry.

                Others will note that Firesteel gives thousands of sparks, meaning it will work even after you've used all your matches. Overcoming this "problem" becomes simply a matter of ensuring you have enough matches for your intended back-country travel. For me, three a day have proven more than adequate. I also keep separate boxes in separate areas of my pack and pockets, ensuring that I'll always have enough even in emergencies.

                The main use I can see for a Firesteel is a true emergency (loss of pack, extreme weather) where a fire is an absolute must and matches won't work. In this case, you'd better have brought (2) or (3) or know how to find (1) quickly during your emergency. It seems to me that simply carrying dry matches with paper would be just as good a solution.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist

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                5.0

                Where there's smoke, there's fire.

                By Easy Ed

                from Alpena, MI.

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Simple To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backcountry Camping
                  • River Trips

                  Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

                  Small, effective,easy to carry,it could save your life.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Minimalist

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Must have survival item.

                  By mb

                  from Kane, PA

                  About Me Military/Law Enforcement

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to use
                  • Effective
                  • Simple To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry Camping
                    • Boy Scouting
                    • Combat load add on
                    • When Zippo lighter fails

                    Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

                    Needed new one and found it is perfect gift/stocking stuffer for outdoors sportspersons. Good first fire starting tool for teaching youths to build survival fire. Way easier than magnesium bar. Have started fires in all weather conditions with this. Must have in survival kit.

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Minimalist

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                    5.0

                    hot sparks...impressive!

                    By geotrecker

                    from WI

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Instructions
                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Effective

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel:

                    works well

                    • What Is Your Gear Style:
                    • Minimalist

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                      Does this "scout" model have a 2-inch long flint-bar?
                      Asked on 10/10/2012 by bo from tahiti

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                        A:

                        The fire steel length for the Light My Fire Scout Swedish Firesteel fl;int is 1.5" and the steel is 2".

                        Answered on 10/10/2012 by Steve from Campmor
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