The FireSteel Bunker™ Series by FireSteel.com are 1/2 of an inch thick.
The Big Bad Bunker 5.0 FireSteel™ by FireSteel.com is a half inch thick and 5-inches long. This is one HUGE FireSteel that gives massive gobs of hot sparks with every use.
Many people put a Bunker FireSteel in their preparedness caches. Should a natural or man-made disaster occur, they know they can start as many fires as they need for months, or even years to come.
Put a Bunker FireSteel in your bunker and never worry about starting a fire again!
Get your FireSteels from the source: FireSteel.com!
* Bunker FireSteel and FireSteel Bunker are trademarks of FireSteel.com
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Posted by Matt on Feb 3rd 2017
This is exactly what I have been looking for. I get more sparks, Hotter sparks, and longer burning sparks than I did with my cheap ferro rod. I prefer using fatwood as my go to tinder, and this ignites it easily, and consistently. I recommend holding your knife 90 degrees on your fatwood, and scrape it into finely shaved layers. The Firesteel will then ignite that stuff with a fury. Thanks, Ron
Posted by Ray on Jan 18th 2017
THIS IS A FERRO ROD!!! Great quality and its real ferro not the cheap crap, casts tons of sparks, this is the BEST
Posted by paul lewis on Apr 10th 2016
First off let's start with the packaging I absolutely love the way fire steel uses the packing slip and instructions to pack the product this saves so much waste and cost. As for the product this thing is huge and throws amazing sparks. I've used the small cheap ones you can get at some of the big box stores but they don't even come close to the amount of spark or temperature in my honest opinion. I bought the ones with no hole and put deer antler handle on it. Needless to say I love the whole experience with fire steel from fast shipping to great packaging to great product. I will be shopping here again and added the site to my favorites.
Posted by Unknown on Apr 5th 2016
Bunker stee l= LOTS OF FLAMING METAL. GOOD STUFF.
Posted by Peter on Jan 30th 2016
I have a collection of fire steels from over the years. I was able to get sparks, including from the Scandinavian brand, but found matches to be much more reliable. I started looking for a fire steel that could provide a strong enough spark to light something besides cotton balls on the first or second try. The firesteel.com fire steels have that capability. And the 5 inch by 1/2 inch diameter rod just makes it that much easier by putting out multiple chunks of burning metal that last for two to three seconds.
Posted by Unknown on Dec 6th 2015
Outstanding customer service.
Can't go wrong shopping at Firesteel.com
Posted by Matt on Aug 18th 2015
Excellent fire steel. This 1/2 x 5 will be easier to use in cold weather.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 19th 2015
I have always carried some form of flint/steel or ferrocerium as part of my wilderness kit. I have tested this Firesteel 5" many times since purchase using natural tinders & carbon-steel knife in various weather conditions & it is producing enough high tempertature sparks to ignite even in a damp environment.
As well, it would appear to be going to last for a long time even with daily use. This is the best ferrocerium I have come across & aside from seeming very easy to use regularly under normal conditions with good tinder, I feel I also have a high quality tool to handle emergency scenarios.
Lighters & matches are not always reliable in certain weather. Although I carry several mechanisms for fire starting when I go out, the Firesteel will likely be the number one choice in certain emergencies as I know it will be reliable in situations where I am in bad weather & may be under stress & since it can ignite many natural fiber tinders if necessary.
Lastly, it's compact enough to carry in your survival kit so it's with you at all times. Very good product. I will likely be buying more as backup & for family to carry. For me, less than 5" might be a little less effective. Longer would be fine but then you may be starting to get into the portability tradeoff.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 13th 2015
this product is truly awesome.... none any better and i've used many
Posted by Unknown on Jan 15th 2015
What's big and starts fires? This thing.
In short, it works.
Posted by M on May 7th 2014
With other varieties of similar needs and use, I've had them literally break in my hands, after using only a few times; either the actual flint or break from its handle. After a good amount of searching and researching I found a true higher quality in FireSteel.
Having "bear paws" I've tried, with great ease, making fire! I've tried from dried grass to leaves, newspaper to notebook paper, various bark to pine needles and made fire every time. However my need was for a length of 2 1/2 inches, even after carefully cutting in half, with such a small area to work with fire was made!
In one word "Excellent" or even "Outstanding"!!
Like the old saying "Ya get what you pay for"
Posted by Michael on May 1st 2014
I have used all kinds of fero rods. These are simply the best and the only ones I purchase any more. Don't waste your time with others. Great product, good price. Bottom line...I trust them.
Posted by Rob on Apr 3rd 2014
Great product, and if you are teaching kids (in my case cubs and scouts) this size is easy to grip for smaller hands. The sparks are large and bounce all over the tinder and remain burning for a split second. We used a closed Opinel knife for scraping the steel, good solid edge and easy to hold, and since it has a locking blade it is approved for cubs and scouts. Firesteel shipping was fast.
Posted by Kevin on Mar 28th 2014
Great product and fast shipping! Throws a huge amount of sparks which has helped ignite marginal tinder bundles. Couldn't be happier.
Posted by Unknown on Feb 19th 2014
Great Firesteel rod. Extremely hot sparks when scrapped. I will buy again when this rod runs out, which will be awhile.
Posted by Kenny on Jan 19th 2014
WONDERFUL products, let's off burning balls of molten material while others makes sparks. Comparing other brands of firesteels is like comparing the amount of sparks you get when striking metal to concrete. When striking the Firesteel.com firesteel it's similar to scooping up molten lava and putting it in your tinder bundle. It sticks to the scraper and burns away at it while you try to figure out what to do next.
Posted by Daniel Schwemin Jr on Jan 5th 2014
I ordered this because Ron has such a great price. After receiving this in the mail, I was just in awe of how freakin' huge this thing is! Seriously, I don't think I could use this thing up if I tried!
I also ordered 3 super scrapers and they work amazing and are good quality. They will definitely be in my pack.
For the price, and sheer quantity of firesteel that you get, I don't think you can beat firesteel.com
Great product at an unbeatable price! Thanks Ron.
Posted by RRM on Dec 18th 2013
Perfect size for a monster shed antler handle ... why not go for the Bunker! This is not my first purchase from FireSteel.com I already knew the items worked and where shipped quickly. No difference this time around!
Posted by John Smith on Dec 6th 2013
There's a reason there are so many great reviews on these firesteels. I heard about these a while back and wanted to try them and since getting a few and starting fires I have to say I will not be going back to other brands. The bunker is what I'm reviewing but I bought others such as the mini (it fits great in a wallet as does the pup). They're all made out of the same great quality it just depends on the size you want. I like this bunker its pretty big (bigger than the pictures dictate), in conjunction with the scrapper it does great. I highly recommend these firesteels and the service is great as well.
Posted by Ron on Nov 1st 2013
This baby sparks with delight and vigor. Works best when using the back of a high carbon steel knife but any good striker will work. This is the best I have ever used and going to have a sheath made just to make sure I always have this one with me.EXCELLENT!!!!
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