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.
Survival Fire Pen has been completely redesigned for 2010 and now
feaures an aluminum piston shaft and our patent pending pressure relief
slim profile and aluminum construction offer the ultimate in light
weight carrying convenience and its high compression seal permits
ignition of natural tinders like cattail fluff and decayed wood. All
this in a package no larger than an ordinary pocket pen.