Swedish FireSteel 2.0 sends sparks flying

Posted Aug. 25, 2010, at 6:08 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:21 p.m.
GearBox 8/26. Swedish FireSteel will make your campfire starting a breeze. Photo Courtesy of Industrial Revolution, Inc.
GearBox 8/26. Swedish FireSteel will make your campfire starting a breeze. Photo Courtesy of Industrial Revolution, Inc.

REDMOND, Wash. — Looking to light a fire in any weather condition? Check out the Swedish FireSteel 2.0 by Industrial Revolution Inc.

Originally created for the Swedish Department of Defense, the Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has made it the favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers alike.

The FireSteel 2.0 has been redesigned with an improved striker that makes it easier to build a fire in any weather. It also has a loud signal whistle in the handle and an ergonomic handle that makes it easier to use correctly the first time. With a 3,000-degree-Celsius spark, the Swedish FireSteel 2.0 is available in two models — the Scout, which features a striking surface able to create 3,000 sparks; and the Army model, which lasts up to 12,000 strikes.

Easy to transport, it features a lightweight, compact design with a matching lanyard and safety whistle. To light a fire just slide the striker slowly and forcefully down the length of the rod to create a spark. The Swedish FireSteel’s design makes it possible to light fires even if the weather is wet.

The Scout model is available in nine colors and the Army model in black and orange. Swedish FireSteel 2.0 retails for $12.99 for the Scout model and $19.99 for the Army model.

Add TinderSticks (made of stumps from cultivated fatwood from the highlands of Mexico) and TinderDust (shavings from TinderSticks packed in a waterproof container) from Industrial Revolution and you’ll be well on your way to having a campfire — rain or shine.

For more information visit www.lightmyfire.com.

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