|These are fantastic, and sure beats rubbing sticks. Magnesium burns extremely hot, a almost retina searing white flame. This stuff will ignite anything that burns. Mine came without instructions as if from a bulk pack, no instructions, so here is some help if yours comes the same way.
The method is you use a metal scraping tool (back of your Kbar is good, to shave off magnesium chunks and powder in to a small pile about the size of a quarter dollar. Then surround the pile metal shavings with other tender, perhaps set it all up on a slab of stone, bark or thick leaf. Then using the back of your knife blade scrape along the integrated rod while holding it close to the metal tender. Drive sparks into the powder and it will ignite quickly 1-3 tries is all it should take, When the metal flares push natural tender close to it to get a small flame supported, then slide the whole burning mass in to the base of of your camp fire. Get the pot ready.
I bought two of these one for the cook kit and one for my admin pouch. I think two more will be in my future. if I had to bug out with next to nothing, I''d want one of these along with me that's for sure.|