American Bushman

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Friday, September 07, 2007

TinderLite Fire Piston Pen

Talk about a clever idea...

The TinderLite Fire Piston Pen - By Wilderness Solutions is, indeed, a clever idea.

Take a compression firestarting tool like the fire piston, combine it with the spark-based ferrocerium rod, and you've got quite a combination for getting a fire started. Add some charcloth to your gear and you should have almost certain success.

There are even videos posted at the link above.

Check it out and decide for yourself whether or not it's worth the $72 pricetag (plus $5 shipping and handling.) Personally I think the guy deserves a few bucks just for coming up with such a novel approach to one of man's oldest skills and tools.

Thanks for reading,



At 8:21 AM, Blogger The Suburban Bushwacker said...

that's neat!
is it one less thing to carry or one more?

At 3:22 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

I don't know. I suppose it depends on how you look at it.

I noticed this morning that the last two were sold after this blog post however.




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