Fire means survival. That concept has not changed from the days of our ancestors and if an emergency happens, fire can mean warmth, water purification, signals for help and so much more. Having a tool like the Firestarter produced by Doan is an excellent choice to have in your pocket.
Here are a few of the features of the Doan Genuine Issue Mangesium Survival Firestarter:
- Magnesium shaving edge
- Sparking insert
- Government-type issue
When the electrical and gas services are off, or when you are off the beaten path and need the ability to create a fire, waterproof matches are great to have, but something like a magnesium firestarter can be used over and over (and over and over) and is an excellent backup. Fires are not as easy to start, and stay lit, as it looks.
Fire can literally mean the difference between surviving and perishing. You need fire for warmth, for cooking, boiling your water, cleaning, etc. For instance, if you need drinking water, you want the ability to boil it before you drink it. And, we all know that a human will only last three days without water.
Here is a picture of the Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter
Tinder is the essential ingredient when starting a fire. Without tinder or kindling to get the fire going, you aren’t going to build a long-lasting fire. After the tinder, you can add your next set of items such as larger sticks and then logs or bigger branches.
No one wants to try out the old rub two sticks together for hours at a time hoping to make a spark trick!!
Shaving the magnesium with a piece of a hacksaw blade or sharp piece of broken glass will work when using it in conjunction with the Firestarter. Don’t waste your knife blade on this procedure. You will ruin the knife and it will become useless when you need it for other necessary items.
The bottom line is this tool is small, lightweight, inexpensive, reliable and easy to use. These features make it an excellent survival tool and an outstanding value.
If you have a knife, some kind of water container, and a Firestarter on your person, you can increase your chances of survival and make it through a lot of different scenarios. Remember, fire is the first and foremost line of defense in an emergency situation and never leave home without a way to make it.
Pick up the Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter by Doan to ensure your survival.