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A fire piston, sometimes called a fire syringe or a slam rod fire starter, is a device of ancient origin which is used to kindle fire. It uses the principle of the heating of a gas (in this case air) by rapid and adiabatic compression to ignite a piece of tinder, which is then used to set light to kindling.
Saw this on the innanet:
So I decided to make my own. It was easier than I thought.
I used colored wax on one so the contrast would show.
I sacrificed the first one I made. My son used flint and steel to light it. It burned strongly for 14 minutes. I’m going to put a few in a...
So I was wondering tinder you all use for your flint or ferrocerium rod? Do you just find stuff around where you are like dry grass (good luck in winter). Or do you carry some with you? If you do carry some around with you I'd be interested to know what you carry them in.
I recently got a new...