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Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter

Item # 419441
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Key Features

  • Used by a number of armies around the world

  • 3000° C spark makes fire building easy

  • Ultra-light, durable design lasts for 3000 strikes

  • Also lights campfires, stoves, and gas barbecues

  • Bright spark can be used as an emergency signal


Our Price   $14.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
Used by a number of armies around the world, the Swedish FireSteel Scout's dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. Its 3000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Ultra-light, durable design lasts for 3000 strikes and works even when wet. Also lights campfires, stoves, and gas barbecues. Bright spark can even be used as an emergency signal. Weighs 1.1 oz.

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Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to setup (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Backcountry camping (11)
  • Camping (7)
  • Survival (7)
  • Day trip (5)
  • River (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tool

I teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts how to build fires and winter survival. I use this tool as the primary sparking tool for boys from 2nd grade through high school. As others...Read complete review

I teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts how to build fires and winter survival. I use this tool as the primary sparking tool for boys from 2nd grade through high school. As others say, tinder is the key. Char cloth is nice but not required. The spark this tool throws is hot enough that it works just as well with dryer lint, frayed twine, cattail fluff, alcohol wipes (or purell and a bit of t-shirt), or my personal favorite, vasoline worked into a cotton ball. One spark from the firesteel and if you have your fire planned right, you're cooking in no time.

If anyone has problems with this tool, they are doing 1 or 2 things, they have the metal piece upside down, not leaning forward or are not pushing the pieces together hard enough. But remember that 2nd graders do this every year for me so it's not that difficult to use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

it's ok

decent i wouldn't say the best fire stater but it works ok

decent i wouldn't say the best fire stater but it works ok

Reviewed by 12 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to make a fire with out matches

By Good food junky

from Minnesota

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backyard Fire Building
  • Campgrounds
  • Scouting

Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

Backyard use for starting recreational fire in my fire pit. Scouting with my son. I bought him is own.

This product is amazing on how it can ignite Cotton balls, Dryer lint, char cloth etc.

I can't think of anything negative to say about this product.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist
 
5.0

Does what it's supposed to

By sdg61

from St. Paul, MN

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Pack
  • Effective
  • Simple To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry Camping

    Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

    Hasn't failed me yet

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great tool

    By Sean

    from NE Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Hot spark
    • Simple To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry Camping
      • Campgrounds
      • Day Trips
      • Winter Conditions

      Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

      I teach Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts how to build fires and winter survival. I use this tool as the primary sparking tool for boys from 2nd grade through high school. As others say, tinder is the key. Char cloth is nice but not required. The spark this tool throws is hot enough that it works just as well with dryer lint, frayed twine, cattail fluff, alcohol wipes (or purell and a bit of t-shirt), or my personal favorite, vasoline worked into a cotton ball. One spark from the firesteel and if you have your fire planned right, you're cooking in no time.

      If anyone has problems with this tool, they are doing 1 or 2 things, they have the metal piece upside down, not leaning forward or are not pushing the pieces together hard enough. But remember that 2nd graders do this every year for me so it's not that difficult to use.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
       
      5.0

      I LOVE IT

      By lil twist

      from haysville kansas

      About Me Environmentalist

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to Clean
      • Easy to Use
      • Hot Surface
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

        i love them and i use it every weekend!

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        IT ROCKS

        By twist

        from Haysville KS

        About Me Environmentalist

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy Setup
        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use
        • Hot Surface
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Swedish FireSteel Scout Firestarter:

          i love it i go down to the river most every weekend and that the only thing i need (besides tinder) to light a fire. plus its REALLY LIGHTWEIGHT.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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            Since I'm a Boy Scout i was wondering if this was worth buying (it's shipping right now)
            Asked on 4/25/2010 by Daniel the danny from Spring, Tx

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              yes it is deffinetly worth buying

              Answered on 5/13/2010 by Dan the backpacker from Spring, TX
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