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?
Ferro Rods and Magnesium shavings are both used for starting fires, especially in a survival situation. However, the biggest difference between a Ferro Rod and Magnesium is that a Ferro Rod will produce sparks, but it won’t burn. On the other hand, Magnesium shavings will burn, but only if you use an external source of fire to […]
Ferro Rods are made from a man-made metallic alloy, which is a combination of various metals (see Why Does Metal Spark When Struck?). The exact chemical composition of a ferro rod varies from one manufacturer to the next, but a typical rod consists of 50% cerium, 25% lanthanum and 19% iron. There are also trace […]