Cotton wool or natural tinder can be stuffed next to the steel fire striker, which will ignite on striking the flint stone.
Stored flask flammable liquid is not absolutely necessary, however it will greatly aid fire lighting in an emergency. Of course however, the flint and steel can be used without gasoline aid.
Time is often a crucial factor with survival and rescue. Survivors may suffer from hypothermia within minutes of severe cold exposure, making fire for warmth a major priority. Aerial search & rescue move quick along search paths leaving only a few minutes for the survivor to light an impactful signal fire. In many cases the survivor will only have one chance; this survival tool lets you take full advantage of that small rescue opportunity window.
Permanent Match Specifications
Spark Temperature: 3000°C (5432F).
Lifespan: Over 10,000 strikes.
Rod Dimension: 6.5 x 1.5mm (2.6 x 0.6inch).
Material of Firestarter rod: Magnesium flint stone.
Package: Flask; striker rod.
Item: Metal match.