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Traditional Bushcraft Fire Steel

Fire starteres are immensely satisfying. A strike of the steel against the ferrocerium rod ("ferro rod") creates a shower of sparks that lights the expectant tinder waiting below.

I think we can all agree that's much more fun than flicking a Bic. I digress.

The Überleben Zünden Traditional Bushcraft Fire Steel is an attractive and highly functional fire starter that can create enough 5,500 F sparks to ignite a fire, even in wet weather.

(The rock dots in the name help add some authenticity, too.)

You don't have to take their word for it though; over 350 people on Amazon have rated it a very high 4.8/5 stars.

At only $16, it's a great addition to your camping gear