It’s important to use the proper technique when starting a fire with a ferro rod:1. Hold the ferro rod close to the tinder at about a 45-degree angle. *2. Place the scraper near the top of the ferro rod so it makes solid contact with the rod, just below your hand.3. Pull the … [Continue reading] about How to Use A Ferro Rod
The primary difference between ferrocerium and magnesium is that ferrocerium is an actual fire starter while magnesium is not.Ferrocerium is a synthetic material (which ferro rods are made of) consisting of various elements (typically 50% cerium, … [Continue reading] about What’s the Difference Between Ferrocerium and Magnesium?
Metal sparks when struck because when you strike steel with a harder substance it releases extremely small iron particles into the air, and then the iron particles spontaneously ignite when exposed to the air, creating sparks.Here’s how the … [Continue reading] about Why Does Metal Spark When Struck?
Yes, Ferro rods are waterproof and will work when wet, even if you’re trying to light a fire in the rain or the Ferro Rod has been submerged under water for days. Click on the following link if you're wondering: What is a ferro rod? … [Continue reading] about Are Ferro Rods Waterproof?
Ferro Rods and Magnesium shavings are both used for starting fires, especially in a survival situation.ddHowever, the biggest difference between a Ferro Rod and Magnesium is that a Ferro Rod will produce sparks, but it won’t burn.On … [Continue reading] about Ferro Rod vs Magnesium