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  • DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter

    We think this reliable fire-starting tool should be a staple in everyone's emergency kit for camping, traveling, and otherwise. Simple, effective, safe design allows you to create fuel and light your fire in two steps. Outperforms similar designs from other manufacturers. Used by the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Step 1: Scrape tool with any knife (or sharp object, like a rock) to create small magnesium shavings
    • Step 2: Ignite shavings with built-in sparking insert
    • Start hundreds of fires with a flame source of 5,400°F
    • Safe; fireproof in solid form
    • Packaging comes with survival tips
    • Carry in a pocket or attach to bag with included chain loop
    • Measures 3 x 1 x 0.3 inch
    • Weighs 1.5 ounces

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Eastern Mountain SportsDOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rugged camping (7)
    • Survival (7)
    • Camping (5)
    • All around tool (3)
    • Hunting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (5), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (5)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    3.0

    No Striker.

    By Derick

    from Pomona, NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

          Well it works, but it doesn't come with a striker so you would have to use your own knife or other tool, I figured it would, like many others, have the striker included so you don't have to dull your knife.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Failsafe Item

          By AA1PR

          from Vermont Mountains

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Multi-function

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All around tool
            • Campgrounds
            • Hunting
            • Rugged Camping
            • Survival

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

            This is one item I must always have on me when venturing into the great outdoors. the other poster who had issues with it must be from a lack of experience. this will get a fire going where his matches would fail and otherwise leave him helpless...
            need I say more !

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            3.0

            Not to bad...

            By Da

            from Enfield,CT

            About Me Casual Adventurer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Shavings burn very hot

            Cons

            • Not for use in windy cond

            Best Uses

            • Campgrounds
            • Rugged Camping
            • Survival

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

            I've heard about these things for some time now. Just recently purchased one to take with me on a camping trip to test out. What I like about it.. extremely compact and light weight, easy to use, burns VERY hot once ignited, and defiantely will get a fire going. Actually I used this the entire camping trip to start all the fires and do all cooking. The only cons I can think of for this tool would be that it isn't designed to be used in windy conditions. Although it's not impossible to do so. the second biggest con would be that it likes to quickly dull blades. my advice... carry a small cheap blade to use with this item, or purchase and carry with you a compact blade sharpener to keep your blades edge in the field.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Gordon

            from New Canaan, CT

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Rugged Camping
              • Survival

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

              I just bought this today so I've yet to test it out in a survivalist situation, HOWEVER, I did try it in the comfort of my own backyard and it worked beautifully! The magnesium shavings burn so hot that they are capable of igniting a wide variety of tinder. A previous poster mentioned that he found the shaving process a bit time-consuming. At first I had the same issue but figured out that if you hold the knife at an 80 degree(ish) angle against the block (so that the acute angle faces the direction of the stroke) whilst applying a fair amount of pressure against the block, you end up with more substantial shavings, thus saving time. The only trouble I had with it was with the wind blowing away the shavings. You really need to find a suitable shelter--a tent should do just fine! Seeing as how I've been scraping at this thing all day and have yet to make a dent in the quantity of metal, I imagine this thing would last a very, very long time. For the price, why wouldn't you buy one?!

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
               
              4.0

              Even works in the rain

              By Coop

              from Ashburn, VA

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All around tool

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

                Can't beat this flint; sparked even in a downpour! Must have backpack item.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                 
                4.0

                Excellent Product!

                By Kamper Kevin

                from Upstate NY

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Small handle

                Best Uses

                • Campgrounds
                • Great gift
                • Hunting
                • Rugged Camping
                • Survival

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

                This thing is great! I can't believe I waited so long to buy one. The day I got it I took it out to see if it truly was as good as promised by a friend of mine. Well, dew on the grass and semi-damp wood didn't stop it at all...I was able to start a fire with no problem. My only problem is that it's a bit small (difficult to grip)...but it does a great job starting a fire and is easily packable/carried. Great product!

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Minimalist
                 
                3.0

                Needs patience to use

                By Iceman 56

                from Greenwich, CT

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great for backup

                Cons

                • Takes time

                Best Uses

                • Rugged Camping
                • Survival

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

                I was really excited to check this product out. Doesn't just make a pile of mag shaveings easily, it takes time. Guess I hyped it up in my mind. Not giving it a bad review because I can really see the usefulness as a backup or survival tool. Regular camping?...Get yourself some "strike anywheres".

                 
                5.0

                No one should be without one of these

                By Feslope

                from Detroit, MI.

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Campgrounds
                  • Hunting
                  • Rugged Camping
                  • Survival

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

                  Very well made and works well. Don't leave home without it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By Jack

                  from St. Louis, Missouri

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • No-Brainer

                  Cons

                  • Needs a knife

                  Best Uses

                  • All around tool
                  • Campgrounds
                  • Rugged Camping
                  • Starting a Fire
                  • Survival

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

                  Great product! Couldn't get any easier to use! As with most of these magnesium starters, though, you'll need a knife.

                   
                  5.0

                  I've Used Them Before

                  By Catfish_Woman154

                  from Jackson, MS

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Easy to clean
                  • Lightweight
                  • Multi-function

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports DOAN MACHINERY Magnesium Fire Starter:

                      Creates an intensely hot and bright spark that will ignite an ember in any dry organic tender (shredded dry leaves, pulverized pine cones, shredded cedar bark, and the like)by creating an ember that you gently blow into a flame after rolling the tender around the ember. This flaming tender ball is then placed under dry sticks and as the sticks burn you add larger pieces of dried wood to create a campfire. Can also be used to easily ignite charred cloth that flint and steel users ignite to make a flame from tender. The shredded tender bundle is then wrapped around the glowing charred cloth and blown into gently to heat and ignite the tender bundle. Blow harder as the tender bundle ignites to create a flaming tender bundle to put under a pile of very dried sticks.

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