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Meritline has the Magnesium Flint Fire Steel Starter Striker for $3.99 - $2.54 with coupon code MLCK116UNL1 [Exp 10/17, 400 uses] = $1.45 with free shipping. Produces 5500F degree sparks to start a fire in almost any condition. Yes, can be used for camping, but also in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

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    drmichiokaku Ben's cred: 75
    Posted 12:36 pm PDT 10/16/12

    Cool toy. I got a few. I give them to scout troops. They work great.

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    sodium Ben's cred: -1
    Posted 3:23 pm PDT 10/16/12

    Most of them work crappy. The magnesium is much too hard to get small chips off which is a requirement for usage. Same your time; don't buy.

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    lopgok Ben's cred: 28
    Posted 4:27 pm PDT 10/16/12

    The description is a bit confusing. At meritline, it says
    "Material : flint (magnesium), scraper (iron).
    Length of magnesium flint:5 cm.
    Diameter of magnesium flint:0.8cm.
    Length of magnesium flint:5 cm."

    Magnesium isn't flint. This looks like it is just a flint & steel.
    Magnesium and flint starters look like a large silver block with a cylindrical flint embedded in the side. Personally, I just use a flint & steel. I suppose the magnesium might be handy when starting fires with wet tinder. It takes quite a lot of effort to scrape enough off with a knife to be useful.

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    drmichiokaku Ben's cred: 75
    Posted 7:15 pm PDT 10/16/12

    This fire starter is not made of only magnesium.
    Here is the breakdown:

    Percentage: Iron 19%, Cerium 38%, Lanthanum 22%, Neodymium 4%, Praseodymium 4%, Magnesium 4%

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