The Exotac fireROD is a fire starting tool. It is a ferrocerium rod with a handle that can be used to start fires in any weather conditions.
Ferrocerium is an alloy of iron and cerium. This alloy produces sparks when scraped against a rough surface, such as the blade of a knife or the edge of another ferro rod. The sparks are hot enough to ignite tinder and kindling, which can then be used to start larger fires.
The Exotac fireROD is a compact fire starter that consists of a CNC machined, USA manufactured, high-grade 6061 aluminum handle that holds a replaceable ferrocerium rod and is attached to a paracord loop. It’s designed to be carried on your belt or on the sheath of your knife. This design provides you with quick and easy access for emergency situations.
The handle has a waterproof storage compartment for tinder, which makes fire building more quick and convenient. Two water-resistant quickLIGHT™ tabs are included, which are treated cotton that is dry to the touch and very easy to light with even just a small spark.
The fireROD is designed to be used as an emergency fire starter for campers, hikers, and survivalists. It can also be used as a backup to other methods of starting fires, such as matches or lighters.
The rod has a length of 5/16″ and is waterproof and replaceable. In addition, the fireROD has an ergonomic design that makes it easy to use, is available in four colors, and carries a lifetime warranty.