Magnesium Bar

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  • Magnesium Bar
  • Magnesium Bar

Description has sourced the best-performing slabs of soft magnesium that you can use as a waterproof and nearly indestructible supply of tinder for starting fires.

Magnesium burns at more than 4000 degrees F.   Using your knife or Super Scraper, simply shave off a small pile of magnesium shavings, about what would fit on a small coin.  When a spark from your favorite FireSteel hits this pile of magnesium, the shavings will burst into a white hot flame that will even help ignite damp kindling.  Use caution when using magnesium as tinder, since the shavings can pop violently as they ignite.  Your magnesium shavings will burn WHITE HOT but very quickly, so make sure you have some kindling and larger pieces of wood ready to build your fire.

A great advantage of carrying a magnesium bar for tinder is that it is totally waterproof.  Dunk it in a stream or lake, soak it in the rain - no problem - your tinder will still burn as hot as ever.  Great for emergencies or starting your backyard bonfire!

Each magnesium bar has a convenient lanyard hole for easy attachment to your FireSteel and scraper.  The combination of Magnesium Tinder Bar and GobSpark Armageddon with Palm Scraper (sold separately) makes an excellent Fire Starting Kit.

Magnesium Bar Specifications:

  • Size: 1-inch wide X 3/8-inch thick X 3-inches long
  • Weight: approx 1.129 ounces (32 grams)
  • Burns white hot at more than 4000 degrees F
  • Composition: soft magnesium
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38 Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent Fire starting

    Posted by genecharris on Feb 2nd 2013

    Works exactly as advertised. Easy ignition, hot flame. It starts almost anything on fire. I let several of my pioneering skills students use it and they will be ordering their own.

  • 5
    Works Great!

    Posted by NY Levi on Jan 24th 2013 burned like crazy. Seems like a great product and cant wait to become an expert at using it. Thanks

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by AceJewell on Dec 22nd 2012

    Most of the magnesium bars out there are extremely hard and not easily shaved. This product is very easy to shave. High quality!

  • 5
    Real Magnesium, not mystery metal

    Posted by Josh G on Oct 23rd 2012

    I can vouch for this magnesium... a small spark from a firesteel easily ignites a pile of magnesium shavings, resulting in a brilliant white flame... rest assured that this is a genuine, high quality product.

  • 5
    Best Ever

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 12th 2012

    Very easy to shave off. I've bought every single brand, from almost all box stores. This product is better then the everything I've used. I liked it so much, I bought 5 of them.

  • 5
    Works great

    Posted by Dave H. on Oct 11th 2012

    The lanyard hole is perfect--just tie it on with your FireSteel and you've got the best tools to start a fire under the most adverse conditions. Shaves easily, burns HOT like it's supposed to. Much thicker than others I've seen on the market.

  • 5
    Easy to shave

    Posted by Dave L. on Jun 27th 2012

    This is by far the easiest-to-shave magnesium bar that I have ever used. Burns well, clearly pure magnesium, not a cheap knock-off, even though it cost less than the competitor's product sold at local sporting goods and big-box stores.

  • 5
    The one perfect wet or damp weather fire starter

    Posted by Robert C. "Survivalist and Survival Backpacking book author" on Jan 27th 2012

    As a Backpacker and wilderness adventure seeker climbing 12,000 to 14,000 High Sierra Mountains, I know the value of having a tinder source that is 100% immune to water. Nothing beats Magnesium tinder starter for sheer fool proof wet weather fire starter. Only Magnesium can get wet tinder to a combustion point in many situations for fire. We never travel into the wilderness without our Magnesium tinder starter, fero rods, and a few thick slabs of fat wood. Everone that travels with us must have these items with them and demonstrate they can produce a sustaining fire before we lead them on any adventure. FIRE IS LIFE in the wilderness and no fire can be a slow painful death. Yes, we take the art of fire very seriously because we are seasoned survivalist that venture into brutally cold areas in which fire is a mandatory tool in order to get out alive.

  • 5
    Reliable Tinder

    Posted by 2010 is my year on May 21st 2011

    Magnesium has its pluses, it requires little work to scrape shavings off it but the reward is tinder that will catch on fire even if you have fallen into water with it or it is raining hard and all other available tinder is wet. Also, if you need more magnesium simply add another chunk onto your firesteel lanyard.

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