If you find yourself in a situation where you need to know how to start a fire with wet wood, don’t worry about it. You can get the job done with a little effort and the right supplies. Even if you already know how to build a campfire, you might need a few tips to […]
Why Does Metal Spark When Struck?
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 process works: Iron is a pyrophoric substance, which means it spontaneously catches fire at relatively low temperature when exposed to […]
Ferro Rod vs Magnesium
Ferro Rods and Magnesium shavings are both used for starting fires, especially in a survival situation.dd 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 […]