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AUSTRIAN FLINTS:     RARE EARTH METAL (CERIUM & LANTHANUM)  76%, IRON (Fe)  20%,MAGNESIUM (Mg)  2%,ANTI CORROSIVES  2%, CHINESE FLINTS:     NYLON  17%,POLYPROPYLENE (PLASTIC)  2%,COPPER (Cu)  4%,ZINC (Zn)  3%,IRON (Fe)  22%,MAGNESIUM (Mg)  31%,ALUMINUM (Al)  5%,LANTHANUM (La)  9%, CERIUM (Ce)  7%,      The tables above compare and contrast the components in Austrian and Chinese flints. Even a glance shows a vast difference from one to the other and these differences result in strong or poor performance results. Most tellingly the Austrian flint, which Fire-Fast uses exclusively, contains 76% Rare Earth Metals. By contrast the Chinese flints contain 16% Rare Earth Metal.The Rare Earth Metals are what...

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The Kamper , Trekker, and Fire Fly fire starters have five parts: 1. European Ferrocerium Rod 2. Military Grade Magnesium Rod 3. Hardened Steel Striker/Scraper (sharpened), 4. Hardwood Handle, 5. 550 lb, 7 strand core paracord. Starting any camp fire needs some beginning steps. First make a safe fire pit and gather tinder, kindling and larger fuel. Take the Fire Starter and grasp the wood handle. Grab the striker and use it to scrape off magnesium shavings into a small pile. Take the tinder and place above the pile of magnesium. Position the ferro rod next to the magnesium plie....

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Most fire starters have one thing in common: the flint. The thing that generates the hot spark. Over the years there have been many names for this substance: Auermetall, Mischmetal and Ferrocerium are the ‘official’ names. In common use are: ferro rod, fire steel, flint etc. Ferrocerium is the modern name and comes from two words: Ferro – meaning iron and Cerium – a rare earth metal. These rare earth metals are found in California, China, Japan and Afghanistan. Ferro Rods, in modern times, were invented and have been produced in Althofen (a small town in Austria) for more than...

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Camping and survival situations are very different. If you fail to get a fire lit with your fire starter while camping you will endure some slight discomfort, a cold meal, some shivering etc. and that’s about it. But probably you have some matches or lighter fluid as a backup and all is well. Soon you’ll have a roaring fire and hot cooked meal. In a survival situation – where lighting a fire is the difference between life and death – the stakes are higher. That’s why we suggest that when you go camping – don’t waste this invaluable training ground....

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