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Magnesium Fire Starter U.S. Miitary NSN: 4240-01-160-5618 Made in U.S.A.
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Brand: Military 4540000
Item: ZWA-745
UPC: 021929512429

Magnesium Fire Starter NSN 4240-01-160-5618 Magnesium fire starter allows you to start a fire even in the rain! Easy to use, simply strike sparking rod with knife blade and the sparks will ignite your kindling. Brand new, made in U.S.A. Great survival tool. In survival situations, food and heat are near the top of the list-surpassed only by water. When preparing wild game-be sure and cook your meat thoroughly to eliminate parasites and disease. Good for thousands of fires-this Emergency Fire Starter can be worth its weight in gold.

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5.0 Rating Best firestarter ever!!!! - 11/23/2006
Reviewer: Bill Montgomery
This is hands down the best survival firestarter ever made. I prefer it to matches. Works when wet, dry, broken in half, etc. I was watching Survivor Man on I think the Discovery Chanel) and he had one and went on and on about how good they were. So, I bought one and he is right-these are invaluable and only take up the same amount of space as a reg bic style lighter in my pack. (but last 1000 times longer and can't fail mechanically)
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5.0 Rating Hot Item! - 12/7/2006
Reviewer: Jay
These magnesium firestarters work great. You shave off pieces of manganese into your tinder, then use a knife or other steel on the sparking surface. The shower of sparks ignite the manganese at 1000 degrees or so - which ignites your tinder. They really work, and are easy to use. Highly recommended.
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5.0 Rating Nice - 5/21/2007
Reviewer: KriegHund
Very lightweight item. I wouldn't recommend it as a primary fire source, but it does work. I suggest getting the P-38 can opener and attaching it to the keychain. (https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MLT4847-1487-1391.html) The inside of the hooked part of the can opener works excellently as a steel for the flint portion. I had trouble using just a straight bar of steel, but the can opener worked great and was easy to keep with the magnesium bar.
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5.0 Rating great product! - 8/15/2007
Reviewer: lilbear
This is a wonderful item for survival. I believe that along with a good pocket knife this item is a must. I carry mine at all times. You never know when you may need fire. Lighters are unreliable and matches are useless if they get wet. The filings and flint will spark and light under any conditions. For anyone who feels it is always important to be prepared. This is a must have item.
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4.0 Rating It works. - 8/21/2007
Reviewer: Jack Tang
It works, but it didn't come with anything to strike the flint bar that is mounted on top of the magnesium block. I took apart a pair of fiskars school scissors to use the blade for a striker. I wouldn't use a knife for it, since it is very small, and your hand may slip up while striking it. I tried using the p38 can opener to strike the flint, but it's very difficult to do so. The instructions say to shave off enough magnesium to make a pile the size of a quarter, but this is not necessary when dealing with dry tinder or paper. Only a small bit of magnesium is necessary for starting dry pine needles, and even less is needed for tissue paper, or dryer lint.
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Magnesium Fire Starter U.S. Miitary NSN: 4240-01-160-5618 Made in U.S.A.
Magnesium Fire Starter U.S. Miitary NSN: 4240-01-160-5618 Made in U.S.A.
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