- Ferrocerium Rod Dimensions: 4"(100mm) x 3/8"(10mm)
- Solid ferro rod that comes with pre-drilled hole and black key ring loop
- Ferrocerium will throw sparks in any condition
- Type-III Products is a Veteran Owned and Operated Small Business
- Free Shipping within the United States
Ferrocerium is a man-made metallic material that can create extremely hot sparks (up to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit) when scraped by a rough surface or a sharp edge such as a knife. It is a reliable an indispensable tool for any survivalist, backpackers, camper, or enthusiast. Ferrocerium is a favored survival tool because of its ability to create sparks even when conditions are wet, cold and less than optimal. Never be without fire again, take this ferro rod with you everywhere by attaching it to your keychain, backpack, or anything that the included keyring will slide onto! The rod is easily sparked with a knife or striker (not included).
Fire Starting Techniques: Think safety first! Always use caution when handling and creating fire. Prepare a fire pit with kindling at a safe distance (at least 10 feet) from any shelter or combustible structures. Then construct a tinder bundle by gathering dry, light and very fine combustible materials. Hold a knife or striker against the ferro rod and using pressure, quickly scrape the ferrocerium aiming the sparks towards the tinder bundle. It is more effective to move the ferrocerium rod, not the knife/striker during this process. Also, using ferrocerium shavings inside your tinder bundle will increase the chances of success.