I never leave for a trip without a fire starter because unintentionally sleeping in the canyon or back country can make for a long cold night. The nanoSTRIKER is high quality, ultra-small in size and completely self-contained. Sacrificing neither form nor function, its unique all-in-one design puts all the tools you need to start a fire into one tiny package. At the end of the day, this little tool can be collapsed and returned to key-chain ballast duty. When expanded into the open position, the ferrocerium rod and ultra-sharp tungsten carbide striker combine for maximum sparks.
Ferrocerium fire starters work best with tinder materials that contain large surface areas: dry grasses, wood shavings, cotton balls, dry leaves, clothing lint, etc. Using a tinder material of your choosing, create a loose tinder bundle to catch the sparks from the ferro rod. Wrap the included lanyard around a few fingers to secure the striker handle. Holding the striking tool at an angle, use moderate pressure to quickly scrape the rod. The striker should be carving material off the ferrocerium rod.