Magnesium Fire Starter - BasicGear
Magnesium Fire Starter
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4 Stars

Create magnesium shavings and ignite them with the sparking rod.
User Reviews
Nice to Have
Rating: 4.0 Stars
I bought this product because a fellow cadet in my ROTC unit recommended it. I like the strike point very well, but the magnesium takes forever to shave it into a small pile. Also, I just keep mine in my coat pocket because it adds too much bulk to my key chain.
Braxton - December 27, 2010

very effective
Rating: 4.0 Stars
but scraping the shavings takes a little time to get a good sized pile. otherwise, this is an excellent emergency firestarter. also can be used for signaling by scraping the flint bar.
sindy - September 22, 2007