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Hey guys I bought a Wilderness Solutions fire piston.
Seems to only like charcloth, wont even light tissue paper or dead wood.

Any experience with one?

like this one
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Seems interesting, but looks hard to use (you have to pull out the smoldering material by hand!?).
Seems useful in ideal situations..
 

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Magnesium block, knife, and flint steel on the side. Lights just about everything and only cost a few frn's. Besides, if I were to carry anything around my neck, I assure you it would be a compass.
 

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I haven't tried any but would really like to get my hands on one, not for 100 bones though, I just need to get a mag block and save 90 bucks.
 

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ferro rod and some cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly can get you a fire going in damp conditions even. Not sure if a fire piston could do that and a fire piston relies on a tight seal, not sure how long it would last under constant use.
 

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ferro rod and some cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly can get you a fire going in damp conditions even. Not sure if a fire piston could do that and a fire piston relies on a tight seal, not sure how long it would last under constant use.
Don't know, just another tool for the arsenal.
I do have ferro rods, endless match, flint & steel & others.
Figure I would try another 400 year old method that sparked an interest.
 

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I have a Blastmaster and Strikeforce and they both contain a 1/2" x 2" Ferro Rod which I had for years and in my opinion Ferro Rods are the longest lasting and trouble free way that can get a fire started in all conditions, even if you put it in water just wipe it off and you are ready to go. I think if I were going to buy one now I would look into this company because they sell the blank Ferro Rods and for $23 dollars you could get 1/2" x 5" Basicily two Blastmasters or Strikeforces for the same price. Get as thick of a rod as you can because the thicker the rod the more sparks it give off. I also see that they make a 1"x 6" but it cost $169.
FireSteel Blank Rods by FireSteel.com
 
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