Nature's Secret Larder - Light My Fire Army Firesteel - Review


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Light My Fire Army Firesteel - Review
6th April 2009

Light My Fire Army Firesteel - Review

The Light My Fire Army Firesteel was originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense. This FireSteel produces 3,000°C sparks which makes fire lighting easy in any weather, wet or dry at any altitude and as a result is used by a number of special forces around the world.

The dependability of these steels has already made them a favorite among survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to lighting stoves and gas-barbecues.
From a personal point of view the Light My Fire Army Firesteel has become a bushcrafters staple around the world. I use many of these on courses throughout the year, and they really do last a long time. They are exceptionally reliable and made of a sturdy material. They are also quite small, and fit nicely in a pocket, on a belt or hung around ones neck on a quick release or pull keychain. The firesteel does come with a short lanyard, but can be replaced quite easily as its very short.


  • Durable – lasts for 12,000 strikes
  • Works when wet
  • Premium quality
  • Approved by the International Survival Instructors Association
  • Bright spark - can be used as emergency signal
  • Size 3.75 inches
  • Weight 2.5 oz

Handle: 10/10
Lanyard: 7/10
Price: 10/10
Overall: 27/30

Conclusion – a great little piece of kit which is a must for anyone who spends time outside or just loves gadets. They are pretty cheap and easy to use. The only negatives I can find are very small, such as the colour (black). I would prefer green, but it certainly wouldn’t put me off at all.

Get yours here Greenman Bushcraft

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