The Forever Wood 1/2″ Fire Starter is a hardwood handled version of the Forever 50 Fire Starter and features the same 1/2″ x 5″ ferrocerium rod, paracord tying, skull bead, and scraper tool as the original. It is rated at 100,000 uses and will last perhaps an entire lifetime of regular use. We have used the same forever wood 1/2 striker as a tradeshow demo for over two years and it is still less than half used up. That’s over 100 weekends of constant demonstrations. We do dozens and dozens of demos per day at shows. You’ll not only be impressed with the durability but with the performance as well. Our fire starters are truly the “sparkiest” on the market.
The Minuteman “Forever 50″ Fire Starter is the last ferrocerium rod fire starter you will ever need to buy. The 1/2” rod is rated at 100,000 uses and produces a shower of sparks when scraped with the attached scraper tool.
The sparks can be used to ignite a variety of commonly found natural and household materials to create a fire in any weather. Some of the most common materials used as initiators are dryer lint, cotton balls impregnated with Vaseline, charred cloth, fatwood shavings (found in dead pine tree stumps- Maya Sticks), magnesium shavings, shredded paper, etc. There are many more options both natural and found around the house.