With the FireSteel Army it's easy and quick to make fire. If you stroke a metal strip or a knife over the magnesium swab, a shower of sparks of 3000 degrees Celsius will set some wood powder or cotton aflame. Of course you can also quickly ignite a gas burner or barbecue with the FireSteel Army. And unlike matches or a lighter, they are not at all impressed or bothered by water.
I didn't have a chance to go to the woods to try this or may be I never will have but for the efficiency of this fire rod, despite all the moaning by many people that this rod is too small and very awkward to use, I would say this is a very good sized rod with a very efficient small scrapper. I tried at home and believe me , it one of the best fire rod I own and being a compact model , I recommend that everybody should have this in their EDC kit. I highly recommend this product.