eGear Magnesium Fire StarterThe eGear Magnesium Fire Starter will allow you to reliably start hundreds of fires. Getting a fire started in a survival situation can be the difference between life and death. Matches and lighters are convenient but are always susceptible to moisture, wind, or simply running out. This magnesium fire starter from eGear is lightweight, easy to use, even after getting soaked. This handy tool consists of a small block of solid magnesium, with a full-length flint sparking insert set into one edge. You have to simply shave some of the magnesium block onto an ignitable surface using the serrated edge of the attached striker then strike the flint bat with the striker to ignite the shavings. The ember that is created can be nurtured to a full flame. eGear Magnesium Fire Starter can save a life or just make an extra night in the woods more tolerable.