It’s easy to get a fire going without matches if you have this magnesium block. Includes a built-in strike bar and an attached striker wand. You can start a fire without matches, even if this magnesium block is wet! This starter will get a hundred (or more) fires going for the price of a box of all-weather matches from your local camping store.
Simply shave off filings of the magnesium block, gather them into a small pile (about the size of a marble), and scrape the striker wand down the strike bar toward the pile of magnesium. It will create sparks that will ignite the shavings and burn at temperatures of over 1000 degrees!