|This has worked perfectly for me. Some complain it's a bit bulky compared to other starters, but it's not a problem. I have carried it in my pack, tied to a loop outside my pack, and in a coat pocket, without a problem.
You don't need the starter tinder that comes with the kit. Scrape the flint with the steel, black dust will come off the flint. Scrape for a minute over a leaf or piece of bark to collect the dust, put the dust in a little pile, put tinder near the pile, one good spark will ignite the dust and it will burn like its magnesium, instant fire.|