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Waterproof, durable waxed cloth firestarter

Waterproof, durable waxed cloth firestarter

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$8.00

This wallet-sized set includes three strips. Each strip in the package is sized approximately 1.5″x 5″ and individually packaged. The package includes complete instructions on how to use to light a fire. The cloth used is recycled 100% cotton material infused with a recycled wax mixture.

Description

This wallet-sized firestarter is waterproof and works under the most extreme conditions. Click on the photo to learn more.

This wallet-sized firestarter is waterproof and works under the most extreme conditions.

This waxed cloth fire starter is invaluable for lighting a fire under difficult conditions. This wallet-sized set includes three strips. Each strip in the package is sized approximately 1.5″x 5″ and individually packaged. The package includes complete instructions on how to use to light a fire. The cloth used is recycled 100% cotton material infused with a recycled wax mixture.

The process has been extensively field tested and is guaranteed to light when directions are followed. The waxed cloth strips are hand made in Bend, Oregon, by wilderness enthusiast and Boy Scout volunteer, Leon Pantenburg. Countless people have been taught how to build a fire using this waxed cloth method.

Leon recommends carrying at least one of these strips in your wallet at all times. Include one with your ski pass, hunting and fishing license, or in a pocket of your pack. You won’t know it’s there until you need it. When paired with a keychain survival kit or a pocket tin survival kit with a flame, you have the ability to create a fire under difficult conditions.

Check out the video and see how the wallet-sized firestarter can be integrated into a personal wardrobe-sized survival kit system.

2 reviews for Waterproof, durable waxed cloth firestarter

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a great product – simple and small enough to carry in your wallet. You need to have this!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    by Scott B. Williams, Published in Bugout Survival, July 13, 2010

    Wallet-sized Firestarters
    Leon Pantenburg, the man behind the excellent site, Survival Common Sense, recently sent me a test sample of some wallet-sized firestarter packages he has developed. He first contacted me about these in response to my post, Minimal Bug Out Kit for Everyday Carry. He probably felt sorry for me for still carrying the old bulky Fire Stick firestarter that I’ve used for years. Leon’s wallet packs are much more compact, barely taking up any more space in your wallet than a business card. They come sealed in plastic packages, with instructions on the label:

    When you take the material out of the package, you can see it is some kind of impregnated fabric:

    The instructions say to tear off a 1/8-inch strip, twist, and then light the edge. I did that when I first received the package, but Leon insisted that to give these a real shake-down, I should first soak one in water for a couple of days. I did better than that. I opened one of the packages and weighted it down in the bottom of a pan of water, forgetting about it for a week. Today when I took the above photos, I removed this fourth package from the water, thoroughly soaked, as you can see here:

    Following the instructions, I tore off a strip and twisted it a bit, then lit it with my Bic lighter:

    I had no problem getting it started, even though I didn’t bother to shake or wipe the water off the twisted strip. It sizzled and popped, but burned with a fury. So then I lit the whole piece from the soaked package:

    You can see the first piece is still burning fine, and the larger strip is flaming with a vengeance. I had to throw it on the ground and stamp it out before it set the 4×4 post I was using for a bench on fire! I would say this is a pretty good initial test. I haven’t used the firestarters on a trip yet, when getting a fire going really counts, but they are now part of my kit and will be put to use the very next time I build a campfire.

    Leon says the idea for a wallet-sized survival firestarter came to him several years ago when he did a story on some lost snowmobilers who with no gear and no training got stuck in deep snow in the Oregon backcountry and nearly qualified for a Darwin Award because of it. With no idea how to find tinder or dry wood, they tried cash and even credit cards in their attempt to start a fire, but did not succeed. They survived only because they were found in time by a search and rescue team.

    He says he developed this wallet-sized firestarter over a period of several years and now includes them in all his survival kits. As he says, it’s light, absolutely waterproof and works every time.

    Leon plans to start selling these firestarters from his website sometime in the future, saying they will likely go for about $8 for a package of three, plus shipping. I think he’s got a winner here and I look forward to seeing this on the market as all of us who are interested in survival, prepping or wilderness travel have a need for a compact, reliable firestarter.

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