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The ALL-WEATHER FIRESTARTER was originally designed to complement and be used by all military personnel and Special Operations Force (Rangers, Green Berets, Delta, and SEALs). It meets all guidelines for being “clean” (it cannot be traced to US entities) this ensures covert special-ops teams working behind enemy lines will not be compromised.
OUR SPECIALIZED PRODUCT:
The ALL-WEATHER FIRESTARTER consists of two main parts: Magnesium and flint.
The magnesium is of military grade and it contains 4 different highly combustible alloy elements. When ignited, magnesium burns with an intense flame and produces temperature in excess of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit. This magnesium will burn underwater and produce its own oxygen when ignited, therefore making it virtually impossible to extinguish. According to specifications and OSHA standards, this magnesium, when ignited, falls under a Class 4 fire (aka: Delta).
The flint steel is manmade and is composed of several hard alloys. This element of the firestarter will produce close to 1100 degrees of heat and will also produce a shower of sparks. Under pitch-dark conditions the flint has been used as a signal device and can be seen up to a mile away.
The ALL-WEATHER FIRESTARTER is an excellent and safe tool for starting a fire under any condition i.e. rain, sleet, and snow. Tests have repeatedly shown the AWF’s ability to consistently work when wet.
These same tests have shown the lack of reliability in other sources of heat such as lighters and matches. When wet, these principles will not work. The AWF has proven itself to thrive in these environments with amazing results.
The AWF’s ability to perform under these conditions makes it a MUST for all military personnel who will be subject to these types of conditions while out in the “field”.
The ALL-WEATHER FIRESTARTER is small and compact and weighs several ounces. In the military where weight is of the essence, this small size firestarter can be carried at all times.
Right now in Afghanistan and Iraq there are military personnel who are carrying the AWF with them.
- Pilots–helicopter and fixed wing pilots
- Military snipers
- West Point Grad (officers)
- Special Operations Forces: SEALs and Rangers
These are just a few of the military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq who are carrying the AWF.
If the AWF is good enough for our military elite, then it will be good enough for the hunter, camper, angler, Boy scout, survivalist or any outdoor enthusiast!!
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about our product! If your question is not found below, please feel free to drop me an email through our Contact page.
How long will the flint last?
Answer: The flint steel is manmade and is composed of several hard alloys. This element of the firestarter will produce close to 1100 degrees of heat and will produce a shower of sparks. The flint steel should last up to a year if you use it two or three times a week. Note: If you run out of your flint, don’t throw away your Firestarter…you can purchase another flint and add it to your Firestarter.
How do I attach my newly purchased flint to my Firestarter?
Answer: First take a wet rag and clean the area where you will be placing the flint. Second, use a wet rag to wipe off the flint. Third, use an epoxy such as JB Weld to attach the flint to the Firestarter. Note: You will be placing the new flint next to the previous or worn out flint.
How long will the Large Magnesium last?
Answer: The large size (3/4 inch) has a lifetime guarantee. If you ever whittle it down to a pencil size; send it back to AWF and we will replace it with a new Firestarter. Note: ALL-WEATHER FIRESTARTERS will pay for the shipping and handling!
How long will the Small Magnesium last?
Answer: The small size (1/2 inch diameter) will last up to five years if you use it two or three times a week.
What is a key chain style Firestarter?
Answer: The key chain Firestarter is small, light weight, compact and can be placed in your tackle box, glove box, back pack and fanny pack. Where weight is of the essence, this is the one you should go with. The key chain Firestarter does not have a handle and comes in both a large and small version. It is a little more challenging to use because of its size; however, it packs the same punch as the Firestarters with the handle.
Which side of the blade should I use?
Answer: Both sides of the blade have been pre-sharpened to ensure maximum effectiveness. Try both sides of the blade to see which side works best for you. Be sure to place your fingers about half way up on the blade at a 85 degree angle and scrape down on the flint. Remember to add pressure. The more pressure you apply the more sparks you will produce. Note: If you are having a difficult time scraping the magnesium off or getting a good spark It could very well be you have a dull blade. In which case you would need to file down or grind the blade to get a flat edge.
How hot does the Magnesium burn?
Answer: The magnesium is of military grade and it contains 4 different highly combustible alloy elements. When ignited, magnesium burns with an intense flame and produces temperature in excess of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit. This magnesium will burn underwater and produce its own oxygen.
Will it work when wet?
Answer: YES! You can get caught in a snow storm, thunderstorm…drop it into a swimming pool or lake–pull it out and it is guaranteed to work every time!
Can I use the wooden handle as my tinder?
Answer: YES! The wood from the handle can be scraped off into small shavings and then ignited with the flint or magnesium!
What if I break or lose my blade?
Answer: You can easily make your own blade, just get any hacksaw blade and file or grind the front and back sides down. Be sure to get a flat edge on both sides of the blade for it to work properly. Note: The neat thing about the Firestarter is that you can use your knife, scissors or anything with an edge.