Sparks Are Flying

Sparks Are FlyingWhat It Is: Looking ahead to warmer weather means outfitting yourself for whatever you may encounter when on the hiking trail, campsite, or other outdoor adventure you’re tackling. One nifty idea is this ingenious compact fire starter, which is good for up to 12,000 strikes, whether you’re high up in the hills or way down low in a wet, swampy environment. Used by military outfits around the world, this is a great way to ensure the essential resource of fire is at your literal fingertips. Bonus! The striker also has a built-in integrated whistle so you can scare predators away or call for help when needed.

Who It’s For: Your outdoorsy husband, for his annual camping trip with his buddies. Your going on a soulful hike a la ‘Wild’ friend, as an essential emergency tool. Your kid that’s heading on a cross-country trip this summer, as a good tool to have on their keychain.

What It Costs: Retail price is $25.

Where It’s At:

Bonus Entry into this week’s Easter giveaway – tell me what you think of this cool gift idea in the comments below. Know anyone that would love to own it?

32 Responses to “Sparks Are Flying”
  1. Katie says:

    Definitely a smart tool to have on hand for the outdoorsy folk

  2. janicour says:

    We do a lot of camping What a great tool to have in case of emergencies.

  3. SandyS says:

    You would laugh watching my husband try to start a fire, not that I would be any better. This would simplify his life!

  4. Cheryl A. says:

    This is a great item! I’d love to try it and see how easy/hard it is to start a campfire.

  5. Heather Swanson says:

    my son-in-law would love this

  6. Aimee says:

    My hubby would love this

  7. Audrey Skinner says:

    I think this item is a great gift for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.

  8. stellar says:

    This would be perfect for me! I could now light a fire myself without having to rely on my man. 🙂

  9. katydidit21 says:

    My son spends his summers as a field research tech up north. This would be a great gift for him.

  10. diane says:

    I would like to own this and it would be a great gift for my son.

  11. Rachel says:

    I think this is a great gift for the outdoorsy person! My boyfrirnd would put it to good use.

  12. Julie G. says:

    My nephew would love this, he’s the camper in the family.

  13. Susan says:

    I think this is a great idea! My son wants to do some camping, and would probably welcome this.

  14. Mary Warner says:

    My brother-in-law is a keen backpacker and wilderness hiker. This would be perfect for him.

  15. Susan Patterson says:

    My grandson would just love this. Papa and Xavier go out hiking on the farm and then usually end up starting a fire to get warm and rest a bit.
    This would be perfect for him – thanks!

  16. dabrowne says:

    We camp and a huge part of the fun is the fire, so this would be an excellent gadget to have on hand.

  17. jess e says:

    it seems handy, and my brother is an outdoorsy type of person!

  18. Donna L. says:

    Looks handy for campers.

  19. intensev5 says:

    This would be so great when we go camping, boating and quading.

  20. cathy brown says:

    My husband would love this, he is an avid camper all year long, and loves this sort of stuff.

  21. Anne Derkat says:

    My son and grandsons, who are all avid campers, would love this.

  22. Alison K says:

    Hop Hop Hooray bonus entry: this cool gift idea is small & compact enough to have anywhere but mighty enough to be a life saver. A practical gift for everyone.

  23. Annie says:

    My husband is looking over my shoulder and said “I want one of those”!

  24. Susan T. says:

    My friends and I camp and hike all the time so this would be great to keep in our packs for emergencies!

  25. ginafleury says:

    I think this would be so cool for family camping trips and girl guide outings

  26. SueSueper says:

    I do think this would be a very nice gift. My brother loves going out into the bush for a walk. This could be useful.

  27. kiraali says:

    I think this is a great gift but not just for male friends… I think it would be a good thing to have for myself in general (and/or as a gift for my brother).

  28. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to bring this camping!

  29. Joan G. says:

    Nice idea for campers

  30. Shelley N says:

    my niece who camps and hikes would love this

  31. nicolthepickle says:

    This is useful. I think my husband actually has something just like this on his keychain already.

  32. cookie3 says:

    great idea for all the outdoor campers & such.

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