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Quick and efficient lighters, and then sticks once you run out. No middleman... using magnesium or sparks is just doing the same job as a lighter but less convienient and higher chance of failure, for the sake of making you feel like a "real survivalist type."
for the sake of making you feel like a "real survivalist type."
Originally posted by forsakenwayfarer
I have one of those magnesium blocks with the striker on the back. Shaving off the magnesium, for me, is difficult and extremely time consuming. Igniting the magnesium shavings I found to be very, very difficult. They spread too easily and are too small a target for the short lived sparks in my opinion. Once I did get the magnesium lit however as promised it was an intense white flame which lit just about any tinder. Worth the effort? Not unless it's all I have.