In a survival situation, fire can mean the difference between life and death. This highly effective and inexpensive tool was originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense to enable soldiers to build fires in extreme conditions at any altitude. Striking the stainless steel starter(included) against the Firesteel® rod produces bright 5,400°F sparks to start a fire, light a camping stove or grill and even for emergency signaling at night. It even works when wet. Remains effective for up to 3,000 strikes. Nothing is left behind, so it’s compatible with leave-no-trace wilderness ethics. Weight: 1.1 oz.