Magnesium

Magnesium

magnesium tinder rod

Magnesium Burns

Magnesium burning at an incredible 4000° Fahrenheit.

You can use this knowledge to your advantage by carrying magnesium as emergency backup tinder.

Did you know that magnesium burns?

Magnesium burns white hot at an incredible 4000 degrees F. The secret to making a magnesium fire is in shaving off thin pieces from your soft magnesium bar or magnesium rod into a dime sized pile. You can easily do this with the blade of your knife or your FireSteel Scraper.

Apply a spark and your pile of magnesium shavings catches fire. You now have a great means of starting a campfire even if the natural tinder or wood in your campsite is damp.

Another advantage of using magnesium to help start your fire is that magnesium always stays dry. You can dunk it in a river or leave it out in the rain - it doesn't matter - wipe off the water from its surface, and scrape up a pile of dry magnesium shavings to help light your fire!

Magnesium makes excellent emergency tinder for lighting fires and also can help light stubburn fires in non-emergency situations when your wood is damp or wet.

  • A slab of pure Magnesium with an attached FireSteel.com FireSteel.  The mag slab has a neatly drilled lanyard hold through which is strung a lanyard made from genuine 550-parachute cord with a FireSteel.com Super Scraper To use the magnesium as tinder to help start your fire, shave off slivers of fine magnesium from the magnesium bar using your Super Scraper or a knife.

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    MagSlab FireStarter Kit

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    The popular MagSlab™ FireStarter by FireSteel.com combines our special soft magnesium slab with built in FireSteel.com FireSteel, a genuine FireSteel.com Super Scraper, and two feet of 550 paracord (thousands of survival uses) as a lanyard. Not...
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