Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter

Starts hundreds of fires from a flame source generating 5400°F

By Coghlan's Ltd

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A must for every field trip.  The fire starter is comprised of magnesium, a flame source of 2982 °C.  One fire starter should provide shavings to start hundreds of fires.  


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Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT!! Great product and easy to use! You shouldn't expect it to light, though if you only strike it as lightly as possible! I use it alot and you don't have to worry about it getting wet. Thanks Walmart!
Date published: 2008-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have product for emergency. I tested this as soon as I got it and it works very well. I will always have it with me while in the great outdoors.
Date published: 2012-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good I'd never used one of these before, so the first couple dozen times I played with it, I couldn't get it to work very well and thought it was junk. I keep experimenting, though, and figured it out. Now I can strike it and get tons of sparks every time. I've used it hundreds of times and there's still hundreds of uses left. Very useful tool that is very inexpensive.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get To Know It, Then Use It I've have a few of these fire starters, and I plan on owning more in time. They are the best in a survival situation. However, it isn't the easiest thing to learn. It takes practice, and then becomes simple and easy to use. Those who have trouble with this product are probably using a large blade or knife. These work best with very thin and sharp blades. Like that of a utility knife, or razor blade pocket knife. It does take a fair amount of magnesium to actually start the fire, but with such a large ratio of mag-to-flint, it's constructed with that in mind. Also, you need good tender. Always pack something that will burn, and burn long in a waterproof container. Such as a zip-loc bag. I carry waxed sawdust that I make at home, but Wal-Mart sells a similar product in the camping section, but due to its chemical compound, it's not exactly green. In a survival situation, I couldn't see that mattering anyway. If you camp, hike, trek, or do anything outdoors... This is a must. Just know and learn it before you head out next weekend.
Date published: 2008-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had trouble working it the first few times with a knife, so i tried a file. It works every time now and cuts the shaving time in half. It's a useful product and I definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2011-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and reliable This pruduct is great. Remember that in the outdoors; preparation is essential. I used this pruduct many times with great results. If you take your time and get your materials together before you strike the flint;and with enough mag shavens you'll have fire every time. Don't be stingy with the magnesium cause you've plenty. Also it helps to put the shavens in like say cotton ball or other fibrous material to keep the magnesium shavens from scattering in the wind etc. A little tea tree oil on the cotton ball or other material helps with keeping fire going until larger stuff catches . Tea tree oil also good for antiseptic.
Date published: 2009-09-07
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