Zippo has created an Emergency Fire Kit that provides an ideal way to start a fire when you are on a great adventure in the wilderness (or just out hiking or camping). It is a kit that does not require anything more than what comes with it, compactly stored in a bright orange (safety color) package the size of a Zippo lighter.
|Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit|
It is a simple but brilliant contraption really, comprised of a flint wheel, four wax-coated tinder sticks (that look like matches), and a waterproof ring around the edge (to protect the contents from rain, falling in the water, or any other similar occurrence). The beauty of it is that it is self-contained; it does not require lighter fluid (hurrah!); and it will last until you need it.
To create a fire, you take out one of the tinder sticks and pull at the cotton that is inside it, spreading it out into a piece big enough to ignite. You then spin the flint wheel (just as you would if lighting a traditional lighter), to spark against the cotton. The spark will ignite the cotton, and then you can place it on a pile of little sticks (or other materials that will propel the fire) to get a nice-sized fire up and running.
|Inside of Emergency Fire Starter Kit|
The Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit is a must-have for any safety/emergency kit! It would also make a great gift idea. You can purchase the kit for $9.95 on the Zippo website, or you can win one here (enter on the Rafflecopter form below). A big thank you to Zippo for making the giveaway possible! You can find them on their website, Facebook, or Twitter.
I received one Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit for review purposes, but the opinions stated are my own. No other compensation was received.
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