a single push, tinder placed in the end of the piston is spontaneously
ignited by the heat of compression, instantly becoming a glowing ember
with no more effort than lighting a match. Literally, fire with air...
As a survival device, one of the most compelling aspects of Wilderness Solutions fire pistons is their ability to ignite a variety of natural tinders that can be collected in the woods and fields using only the air we breath.
of these tinders having practical value for fire making include true
tinder fungus (Inonotus obliquus ) , mullein pith, milkweed pod ovum,
milkweed down, cattail fluff, poplar cotton, and wood punk. In
addition, cotton charcloth, familiar to flint and steel firemakers
works very well in the fire piston and can be made at home. The "Char-coal" is made from indestructible Dymondwood, has an aluminum piston rod, nylon carry cord ( this cord makes an excellent Bow Drill cord with very low slippage ) and it features the 2nd Generation pressure relief system.