Fire Starters

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Baladeo
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Cabela's
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Coleman
DAC
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Genders

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Fire Starter Reviews

SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good fire kit for anyone who may need to light a fire—camper, backpacker, hunter, or stranded traveler—especially under adverse conditions. Just familiarize yourself with the limits of the hacksaw striker, which gouges the ferro rod badly and struggles to cast sparks in the rain. SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit Note: The following review is a bit involved; please use the following outline to expedite locating information of interest to you. I. Product Specifications II. Testing III. Faststrike… Full review

Mautz Fire Ribbon

rated 5 of 5 stars Instant fire in a tube. Mautz Fire Ribbon is a naptha paste in a tube (translate that to napalm). While it can actually be used to cook with, the odor would be somewhat displeasing.  My main use for the product is for priming my gasoline stoves, especially if I need to use them in a tent. The paste is easy to place in the spirit cup of the stove, and it burns hot without the typical flaring that occurs with gasoline priming. On the package Mautz advertises the Fire Ribbon will "light wet wood". Full review

Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best fire starters I have ever owned. The shower of sparks that are emitted is amazing and if the tinder you are using is flammable it will light. This fire starter is ideal for survival, outdoor/adverse fire starting conditions I highly recommend this fire starter to anyone who spends time outside and is building fires or practicing survival skills. I am a true believer in the UST StrikeForce fire starter. The ferrocerium rod and striker bar emit by far one the best shower of… Full review

Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great product, magnesium is easy to shave from the bar and the flint is attached solidly. All in all a great product to have in your kit. Burns white hot as it should. Mix this with some waxed jute or other tinder and even in miserable conditions you should get a fire started. Make sure you have something to strike the flint with and something that will collect a quarter sized pile of magnesium in and you're good to go. If this is your first time using a mag bar practice in the backyard before you… Full review

Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini

rated 5 of 5 stars It just WORKS! This thing just WORKS! I could end it there, but allow me a moment of your time and  I'll embellish a little. I've used this to start everything from dry pine needles and leaves to sawdust to a white gas stove. Cotton balls with a dab of hand sanitizer catch the spark perfectly. The striker throws a spark far enough to light an alcohol stove (soda can, Vargo or Trangia) or safely ignite my Svea 123R. I now carry one in each of my packs, one in each vehicle, and a spare in my expedition… Full review

MSR Strike Igniter

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR Strike Igniter is a reliable fire starter that is not affected by wet conditions or high altitudes. Although it requires two hands to operate and weighs an ounce more than a Bic lighter, there are enough strikes in this unit to light a thru-hiker's stove and campfire as he/she conquers all three of the U.S. long trails. With this in your pack, you'll never fear of lighter failure. When Trailspace assigned me the MSR Strike Igniter for Review Corps testing, they requested that I use it multiple… Full review

SE Magnesium Fire Starter

rated 5 of 5 stars Your attention please: Now with new improved pictures of FIRE! Finding a flint and steel fire-starter is no challenge. What if I told you this is a flint and steel fire starter that sits in a magnesium block, and that the magnesium ACTUALLY WORKS!! Not enough? I also include pictures of fire in my review. Now that's a Friday review for ya! Read on! I had this type of magnesium-block fire starter before, so I had a certain expectation of how well the magnesium should shave off the block and how well… Full review

Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder

rated 5 of 5 stars I like having a couple of these fire starters in my bag. Not many things are more frustrating than having trouble getting a fire going. I recently bought these in a 5-pack from Walmart just to try them out. I am so pleased with them! These things come individually wrapped and are very small (about the size of a strawberry) and lightweight. I like these things because it kind of takes the hassle out of trying to get a fire going.  We gathered wood and kindling and piled the kindling around this… Full review

Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Dependable firestarter, easier than magnesium bars, better than matches. I've replaced matches, bic lighters, and magnesium bars with the Swedish Firesteel as my primary firestarter. The firesteel is beautiful in its simpliclity. It doesn't matter if it's wet or dirty, or crammed in the bottom of your pack for 2 years, it always throws hot sparks. It is incredibly lightweight and small, has no moving parts, and fits into just about any pocket. The handle on both the striker and steel are cupped… Full review

Top-Rated Fire Starters

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SE Magnesium Fire Starter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)

SE Magnesium Fire Starter
Summit Turbo Flame Lighter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)

Summit Turbo Flame Lighter
Adventure Medical Kits Spark-Lite
Adventure Medical Kits
Spark-Lite
$8 - $10
Adventure Medical Kits Tinder-Quick
Adventure Medical Kits
Tinder-Quick
$3 - $4
 
Baladeo
Fire Starter
Brunton Firestorm Stormproof Lighter
Brunton
Firestorm Stormproof Lighter
discontinued
Brunton Primus PowerLighter
Brunton
Primus PowerLighter
Brunton Striker
Brunton
Striker
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cabela's
Windmill Classic Stormproof Lighter
Campmor Traditional Flint & Steel
Campmor
Traditional Flint & Steel
Coghlan's 36-hour Survival Candle
Coghlan's
36-hour Survival Candle
Coghlan's Emergency Tinder Kit
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
Emergency Tinder Kit
$4 - $5
Coghlan's Fire Disc
Coghlan's
Fire Disc
$2
Coghlan's Fire Lighters
Coghlan's
Fire Lighters
$4
Coghlan's Fire Paste
Coghlan's
Fire Paste
$4 - $5
Coghlan's Fire Sticks
Coghlan's
Fire Sticks
$2
Coghlan's Lantern Lighter
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
Lantern Lighter
$4
Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
Magnesium Fire Starter
$7 - $8
Coghlan's Refillable Flex Lighter
Coghlan's
Refillable Flex Lighter
 
Coghlan's
Refillable Gas Lighter
Coghlan's Waterproof Matches
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's
Waterproof Matches
$3
Coleman Tempest Lighter
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Tempest Lighter
discontinued
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Waterproof Matches
$3 MSRP
 
DAC
Technologies Windproof/Water-Resistant
Diamond Brand Strike Anywhere Matches
Diamond Brand
Strike Anywhere Matches
 
Diamond Brand
Strike-a-fire Starters
Doan Magnesium Fire Starting Tool
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Doan
Magnesium Fire Starting Tool
$8 - $12
eGear Delta Lighter
eGear
Delta Lighter
eGear Fire One Butane Lighter
eGear
Fire One Butane Lighter
discontinued
eGear Windmill Classic Stormproof Lighter
eGear
Windmill Classic Stormproof Lighter
discontinued
eGear Windmill Trekker Lighter
eGear
Windmill Trekker Lighter
$60
FireSteel Armageddon
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FireSteel
Armageddon
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FireSteel
Army
Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Gerber
Bear Grylls Fire Starter
InstaFire
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
InstaFire
Kovea Igniter
Kovea
Igniter
$10
Liberty Mountain Magnesium Fire Starter
Liberty Mountain
Magnesium Fire Starter
$9
Liberty Mountain Nanostriker Fire Starter
Liberty Mountain
Nanostriker Fire Starter
$23
 
Liberty Mountain
Polystriker Fire Starter
$12
Light My Fire Barbecue FireSteel
Light My Fire
Barbecue FireSteel
Light My Fire FireLighting Kit
Light My Fire
FireLighting Kit
$20
Light My Fire Maya Dust
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Light My Fire
Maya Dust
$3 - $4
Light My Fire MayaSticks
Light My Fire
MayaSticks
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Light My Fire
Swedish FireSteel 2.0
$14 - $19
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire
Swedish FireSteel Army
$20
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Light My Fire
Swedish FireSteel Mini
$7 - $9
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Light My Fire
Swedish FireSteel Scout
$10 - $12
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Scout 2.0
Light My Fire
Swedish FireSteel Scout 2.0
$15 - $18
Light My Fire Tinder on a Rope
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Light My Fire
Tinder on a Rope
$4
Light My Fire TinderSticks
Light My Fire
TinderSticks
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