Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder

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I like having a couple of these fire starters in my…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $5


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.


  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Long burn time
  • Works wet or dry


  • None

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 little fire starter and let it do the rest. You can either shave some of the fire starter off or you can burn it all at once. I burn mine all at once and just let it burn for the full 5 to 6 minutes. 

I like these things because it's a "surefire" way of getting the flames to rolling. By using something like this you can spend less time worrying about getting the fire going and more time on what you're going to cook over the fire, which is way more important! 

I was skeptical that these things would work as well as they said they would, but they definitely did. They have my approval! 

I've tried making homemade fire starters and they worked excellent, but for as cheap as the UST WetFire Tinder is, I will just buy these from now on. They will keep from having to take the time to make the others and they are way less messy than any homemade fire starter I have ever seen.

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Ultimate Survival Technologies lives up to its name with the Wetfire Tinder. This tinder makes it easy for you to start fires with only a small pile of shavings whether you're camping on a windy hill, backpacking in a rainstorm, or trying to light your stove on a portaledge halfway up a climb. This firestarter package comes with 12 individually wrapped, lightweight cubes that are safe, non-toxic, and easier to handle than conventional firestarting gels. They don't leave residue like petroleum-based firestarters so you can pack these in your backpack without having them foul up your clothes and other belongings. They burn up to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit but immediately cool down once you easily extinguish them. Best of all, not only are they waterproof and windproof, but they actually burn longer when wet and don't produce much smoke.

- Backcountry.com

Nontoxic, odorless and smokeless tinder cubes help start fires even in driving rain. Burns at over 1300°F and is perfect for starting a campfire or preheating a stove. Burns even longer when wet! Package of 8 cubes.

- Vargo Outdoors

Don't let a little bit of bad weather keep you from starting a fire. Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire Tinder doesn't just work in water, it actually burns longer. When lit, it burns at 1,300 degrees so you can get a fire going with nearly anything and once you put it out, it instantly becomes cool so you can handle it and put it away to reuse at a later time. Burns odorless and toxin free.

- Mountain Gear

Ultimate Survival WetFire Tinder is individually packaged in a lightweight solid cube form that can't leak or foul up your other gear. It leaves none of the residue of other petroleum-based products and is non-toxic and has virtually no odor. The tinder cubes burn with almost no smoke and can be started even in high winds and nasty weather. In fact, the tinder burns while floating in water, and burns longer when wet. WetFire tinder burns at over 1300 degrees yet cools almost instantly when you snuff it out. A small pile of shavings is enough to start a campfire, warm your hands, or pre-heat a backpacking stove. You will always want to have some of these cubes available when you go outdoors.

- CampSaver.com

WetFire Fire Starting Tinder, by Ultimate Survival Technologies (UST), can get a blaze going even in a downpour. Safe, non-toxic, easy to use. Make sure it's in your kitchen box and backpack.WetFire Tinder burns at over 1300 degrees F to start a campfire, warm your hands or preheat a backpacking stove.Eight individually wrapped cubes give you lots of fire starting capacity.Solid cubes can't leak and foul up your other gear.A small pile of shavings is all it takes to get the job done. The tinder cubes burn with almost no smoke and can be started even in high winds and nasty weather.WetFire Tinder can burn while floating in water, and it burns even longer when wet.These fire starting cubes were developed for elite military units, so you know they're designed for performance and reliability. Lightweight, compact. Always keep some in your pack or pocket when you go off the beaten track.