Top positive review
March 27, 2018
What can I say other than...these work! I bought these to included in my off grid emergency kit. I wanted them for my BioLite Campstove 2 to make things easier to start. They work really great for that. I only need to break one stick in half, light it and drop it in. It's enough to get the fire going.
I tried to use these with a magnesium rod to see if I could do it without a lighter. It does work but takes quite some effort. I found that if you sort of shred up a small piece to make it more "dust like" then it lights quite well. I even tried soaking one and lighting it. I managed to light it with a lighter but was not able to with the magnesium rod. I'm sure with more effort you could probably get it light wet anyways.
Overall, they are are a great source for getting a fire going with very little effort. Even with a magnesium rod, they light well. I keep a small supply in a sealed bag on my ATV, some in the camping trailer and some in my survival box.
Works even wet
doesn't burn as long as cubes