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SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:35 pm
by zelph
I've tried a lot of techniques and a recent find has me convinced that it's the one I should have in my emergency kits. I have my little ferro rod on my key chain all the time and some magnesium shavings in my wallet 24/7 so I'm ok there. I furnish my kids with safety items now and then and will give them some of the new kits that I came upon and have tested.

The Fire Starter Aviation Survival "SPARK-LITE" Kit

They were originally designed for the U.S. Military.

The tinder is water resistant and lights easily.

The spark producer works easy with one hand.

I did a video of the kit today:

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Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:47 pm
by sudden
So did search and rescue find you ok :)

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:10 pm
by zelph
sudden wrote:So did search and rescue find you ok :)
The smoke signal went up and the smoke towers near by received the signal. SAR will be here first thing in the morning :mrgreen:

My wife is away for a week and the video was made in the kitchen with the windows and door open :lol: When my wife is away I will play :o

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:49 pm
by realityguy
I figured the phone call was your local FD informing you that it looks like you had a pyromaniac on your property again... :o .

Okay..does that use standard flints?Do they give you a small screwdriver and extra flints?
The cotton is 'water resistant'?..Why not add some weber starter cube stuff that would fire up floating on a lake?

Yeah..there's gotta be one in every crowd... :roll:

:lol:

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:03 pm
by ConnieD
More than one. :D

I have never worn out a flint striker, but I suppose it could happen.

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:14 pm
by realityguy
When the flint goes bad..would it be at home?...Nope... :cry: I've worn them out of zippos..all at the wrong time..Disposable lighters run out of fuel before the flint goes bad...but you could continue "sparking" one of those,even without fuel. ;) Would they work with the tinder?...probably...
I imagine with it being used as an emergency use only item ,you wouldn't have a flint problem..I just wondered what it had in there..small standard pieces?..more than one? ..a screw hollow fill shaft at the back end?

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:59 am
by zelph
realityguy wrote:I figured the phone call was your local FD informing you that it looks like you had a pyromaniac on your property again... :o .

Okay..does that use standard flints?Do they give you a small screwdriver and extra flints?
The cotton is 'water resistant'?..Why not add some weber starter cube stuff that would fire up floating on a lake?

Yeah..there's gotta be one in every crowd... :roll:

:lol:
Not standard flint. Life expectancy double the standard lighter flint.

I'm going to list the Spark-Lite in my stove store tomorrow. I'm going to offer them with the ability to replace the flint once it's worn out. I'll see if I can throw in an additional feature or two. You know me, can't leave things well enough alone :roll:

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:23 am
by JollyRogers
zelph wrote:I'm going to list the Spark-Lite in my stove store tomorrow. I'm going to offer them with the ability to replace the flint once it's worn out. I'll see if I can throw in an additional feature or two. You know me, can't leave things well enough alone :roll:
I know what you mean, my Jack Stove Cook set has evolved a lot over the last few weeks. So much that I now have to re-shoot all of the pictures and videos before I go live with my web site.

I just keep coming up with better methods, materials and accessories.

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:30 am
by cadyak
I like the spark-lite. It does look very lightweight and compact. I wonder what the tinder is made from? It looks pretty easy to "fluff-up"

Re: SPARK-LITE Fire Starter

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:55 am
by realityguy
Plumbers use a striker also that I've worn the flints out of but don't recall if those were the normal size or larger flints.I was more interested if it was a removable/replaceable type or a one shot deal(when it's gone it's dead..if someone wants to use one a LOT)..sounds like you can replace it and carry a spare in the container if needed.I haven't seen a good picture of that portion.. :roll:

(hint.. :mrgreen: )

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