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Fire Piston Kit for fire making, fire starting

Fire Piston Kit for fire making, fire starting

Regular price £21.99 GBP
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This Fire Piston Kit is not designed for small children, as potential choking hazards are present.

Moreover, adult supervision is highly recommended when operating this kit, as mastering the piston is a complex task.

This listing is for one kit only, comprising:

  • a tin measuring 127mm x 92mm x 31mm and weighing 238g,
  • a piston measuring 126mm long and 18mm in diameter with a 128g weight,
  • a lanyard 3mm in diameter and 100cm long,
  • a tub of grease,
  • bags of O rings, charcloth, and hemp.

Fire Piston

A fire piston is a device that uses compressed air to create a small ember or spark, which can be used to start a fire. Here are the steps to use a fire piston:

  1. Prepare your materials: You will need some tinder (such as dry grass, leaves, or small twigs), and some kindling (such as small sticks or wood shavings).
  2. Load the fire piston: Unscrew the end of the fire piston and place a small piece of char cloth or other fire starter material in the bottom of the cylinder.
  3. Insert the plunger: Insert the plunger into the cylinder and press it down with a quick, forceful motion. This compresses the air inside the cylinder and creates heat, which ignites the fire starter material and creates a small ember.
  4. Remove the plunger: Pull the plunger out of the cylinder carefully. The ember should remain on the end of the plunger.
  5. Transfer the ember: Transfer the ember carefully to your tinder material. Blow gently on the tinder to help the ember catch.
  6. Build your fire: Once the tinder has caught fire, add your kindling to build the fire up slowly. Be careful not to smother the fire as you add more fuel.

It's important to note that fire pistons can take some practice to use effectively. It's a good idea to practice using your fire piston in a safe, controlled environment before relying on it in an emergency. Additionally, it's important to follow basic fire safety guidelines and to make sure you have permission to start a fire in your area.

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