WaterProof Fire Starters
WaterProof Fire Starters
Spartan Fire™ is the most versatile tinder on the market today.
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Spartan Fire™ is the most versatile tinder on the market today. Made from a highly durable proprietary waxed coton fabric, these strips can be folded or cut in to any shape. The special wax has a melt point of over 125 degrees and will ensure your Spartan Fire™ won't leak in your wallet, kit or pack. This unique product allows every day carry of waterproof tinder, a heat source, lubrication for knives or zippers and even an emergency patch for repair.
- 100% Waterproof / Wind-resistant
- 12 Fires per Pack / Never Expires
- Special Wax Protects Knife Blades
- Emergency Repair Patch
- No Odors, Oils and Non-Toxic
Includes : 6 Pack of Strips (2''x4'')
Directions: Scrape the Spartan Fire™ with a key, ferro rod scraper or knife spine to remove the wax and expose the fine inner fiber strands. Strike the strands using a ferro rod or a spark wheel striker to catch the tinder on fire. Reuse the Spartan Fire™ tinder, mulitpile fires per tinder are possible. Weight: 1 oz.
SURE STRIPS (Nicknamed "S.E.R.E. STRIPS") are currently in use by U.S. Special Forces and NATO Military Units worldwide.They have been deemed mandatory survival items for inclusion survival / vest applications by the US Army Project Management (PM) Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Aircrew Integrated Systems for the US Army Air Warrior Program.
NSN 6545-00-152-1578 GENERAL PACKET,INDIVIDUAL SURVIVAL KIT
SURE STRIPS have been used in the following survival training programs:
- Universal Training Systems, Western Region Aviation Survival School, (WRASS), Oregon.
- U.S. Army Survival Training (SERE) Ft. Bragg, NC.
- U.S. Air Force Coastal Survival Course (SERE) FL/AK.
- U.S. Navy SEALS Survival Training (SERE) Little Creek, VA.
The U.S. Military needed a waterproof product that never expires and can produce fire anytime, anywhere and under any situation.
They chose SURE STRIPS!
Lights with a spark
Waterproof / Wind-resistant (wind makes stronger flames, can be snuffed in an emergency)
3 - 4 minute burn time per strip
Approximately 24 minutes of burn time per package
No odors, oils, dies or mess
Extremely lightweight and durable (similar characteristics of U.S. paper currency)
Non-Toxic - Indefinite shelf life
Starts 30 fires when divided
Lubricates weapon parts, zippers
Boils water when strips are rolled
• (6) SURE STRIPS (2"x8")
• Survival Instructions
• Special Cotton
FOWLER SAYS "these things are great Started fire, Clean your gun, Or Patch a hole in your tarp. I like to keep want my wallet Just in case I need to get a quick fire going. Makes a great EDC Without Adding extra weight. "
Fire Prep- Collect small, medium and large sized twigs and sticks to prepare your fire before lighting your SURE STRIPS. Detailed instructions are included how to make various fire lays for normal, stealth and rescue fires. Think of the SURE STRIPS as a lighter, its intended purpose is to start fires. You do not need to use the entire strip for each fire. You should be able to make 5 fires per SURE STRIPS. In a situation where all available tinder is too wet, you can use the SURE STRIPS™ as an extender to normal kindling. Burn time is 3 to 4 minutes.
Fire Starting- You can start 30 fires with the cotton provided if you divide each cotton ball into 15 equal parts. Lay one piece of divided cotton on the edge of the SURE STRIPS, use a sparking device to light the cotton. The sparks you create will ignite the cotton and the cotton will ignite the SURE STRIPS. Use care to keep your cotton dry. If strip is wet, try to remove as much moisture as possible and use double the cotton; using a flame does not require cotton and will light easily.
Special Forces Trick #1 Wet Cotton: If cotton becomes wet, squeeze and try to get out as much moisture as possible. Spread out the cotton ball and place it on your head. Cover your head with a hat, Shemagh, etc.. Wait 20 to 25 minutes to dry and relight.
Special Forces Trick # 2 - No Cotton: Tear the end of the SURE STRIPS with your teeth or a knife to expose the inner fiber strands. Pull the strands apart and use a SPARK-LITE striker or an Exotac nanoSPARK to create sparks to catch the strands on fire. This trick will work with wet or dry SURE STRIPS. It does take practice, so try give a try before heading out on your next adventure.
The U.S. Military needed a fire tinder for their unique survival needs. They commissioned our US military contractor partner (Speedhook Specialist Inc., makers of the Speedhook™) to produce them. We are offering them to the civilian market as SURE STRIPS due it's roots involved with S.E.R.E. training schools. They do much more than just start fires or boil water. The military trains to use the special wax to lube weapons parts in an emergency, lube stuck zippers or any moving part you can think of. SURE STRIPS are a true multi-use item. We thought this was an important product to offer and we are honored to be apart of it. These exact life saving SURE STRIPS are in service right now standing by to aid our military heroes to stay warm and alive in really bad situations.
SEE THEM IN ACTION !!!!
The Mini folding knife is made from ceramic, brass, and plastic with a stainless steel keychain and a EPDM O-Ring so it is 100% corrosion free for use in any environment. While it can obviously serve as a great edition to an EDC keychain, because of it's small size, it can also be stashed in just about any little clothing crevice; hat, money belt, or even boots. We're sure you can find several places to stow some of these blades.