Outdoor Element Firebiner
Historic Range: $9.93
5.75 × 3 × 0.25 in
Well made carabiner with fire wheel that sparked pretty much every time. Also has a sharp cutting tool, bottle cap opener, etc. Enjoyed trying out the fire wheel to get a fire started. With the tinder from Outdoor Element or other homemade ones, we were able to get a fire started in a couple of seconds each time.
- Well made
- Sparks just about every time
- Multiple uses such as cutting cord and bottle opener
- Must have a good tinder to get the fire started
We got a couple of these for a recent camping trip since I thought they’d be fun to try out with the family. Having never used anything other than a lighter or matches to start a fire, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect.
The “wheel” sparked consistently pretty much every time and the blade worked well on a plastic cord that needed trimming. We also received a waterproof vial with tinder (shown in photo below) that was handy.
The main trick for me was what kind of tinder to use to start a fire. With the the tinder from Outdoor Element that we received, we could start a fire with just a couple of sparks. We also had good luck with some homemade tinder using things like cotton balls with vaseline. We couldn’t start a fire, however, with other fuel such as small twigs, dried moss, or napkins.
Definitely a fun, well made “firebiner” that we’ll be bringing along on future camping trips.
We've used the firebiner to start a half-dozen fires while camping in fairly good weather with dry wood. I had never used a sparker before to start a fire, so this was a fun learning curve.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (keep)