Ultimate Survival Technologies’ Sparkie Fire starter
So I have been eyeing this nifty little ferro rod for a while now and decided to pull the trigger on it yesterday. The primary use of this sparker is as an emergency fire starter in my EDC. It fits on my keychain and is about the size of a car alarm so it really does not take up that much room on my keys. The main draw of this is its one hand use. It has replaced my old ferro rod in my EDC. It also does not look like a ferro rod when it is closed just an orange key fob. It has an integrated striker, all you need to do is push in on it with your thumb and push down on the tool and it throws sparks, a lot of them, very very hot sparks so hot they almost burned my hand when I tested it. I cant wait to get out and play with it more and see how well it works. Remember this tool is not a “traditional one” and is not for those who want to go out and get back to the old ways, it is a tool built for emergencies and with a focus on survival in a bad situation. It also blends in to an EDC and would not raise any red flags for those who want to carry a ferro rod and not have people look at them funny. And most important for me, the one hand use, it does me no good to have the biggest baddest fire steel if i only have one hand and cant strike it. So check it out and see if it would make a good edition to your emergency kit.