The Swedish FireSteel BIO scout 2in1 is a magnesium fire starter. It can create fires even in wet and windy situations. It’s useful for barbecues, campfires, gas stoves and more.
It is used by all kinds of people, including scouts, campers and even the military. As a bonus, it has a built-in emergency whistle.
What is the FireSteel made of? The striker is stainless steel. The handles are bio-plastic. The cord is nylon. The rod is composed of a magnesium, iron, lanthanum and cerium alloy. The addition of magnesium sets it apart from standard ferro rods.
This Swedish FireSteel is designed to be super durable. It can reliably create up to three thousand fires. It is pocket-sized, making it ideal for travel. It’s also made to be easy to grip, so you won’t drop it.
You might be surprised to learn the FireSteel was created by the Swedish Department of Defense. It was the first magnesium alloy fire starter.
Since it was developed in Sweden, it was created to function well at the high altitudes and low, freezing temperatures that can be found there.
There are five steps to building a fire using your Swedish FireSteel.
- Collect sticks and bark.
- Arrange them into a pile.
- Light some paper or other tinder near the sticks by striking sparks from the FireSteel.
- Slowly build up the fire with more sticks.
One major advantage the Swedish FireSteel has over conventional fire starters is it is purely mechanical. In other words, there are no batteries that can die. There is no fuel that can run out. All you have to do is strike.
This makes it ideal for survival situations. It also makes the FireSteel more sustainable and eco-friendly than matches and lighters.
The FireSteel is:
- 2 oz (58g)
- 3x1x0.6 inches (94x26x17 mm)
- Compact and Versatile: This fire starter is designed to light fires in any conditions, making it a reliable tool for outdoor enthusiasts. It also includes a built-in emergency whistle, adding an extra layer of safety to your adventures.
- Powerful Spark: With a spark temperature of 2,980 degrees Celsius, this fire starter can ignite fires in any weather, at any altitude, ensuring you’re prepared for any situation.
- Durable and Long-lasting: Rest assured, this product is highly durable and can last for approximately 12,000 strikes, offering exceptional longevity and value.
- Improved Design: The Army 2.0 model boasts an enhanced stainless steel striker and ergonomic handle, providing improved performance and ease of use during your outdoor adventures.
- Bright Spark and Emergency Signal: In addition to its fire-starting capabilities, the bright spark produced by this fire starter can also be used as an emergency signal, ensuring you can attract attention when needed.