The Small Minuteman Fire Starter is still a big performer. They have hardwood handles 5/16 x 4″ Ferro rods and a scraper attached with paracord. Despite their smaller size, they are still easy to hold and strike and deliver the signature shower of sparks Minuteman Fire Strikers are famous for. Rated at 10,000 uses each they are going to provide you years of regular use. They are sold in pairs…you know the old saying…“One is none and two is one”. We send you two so you’ll always be prepared.
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.