Generates hot sparks for lighting fires and stoves.
For lighting stoves instead of carrying matches we think the Mini Firesteel is a winner - at 14g its as light as matches anyway and will produce a spark in any weather. Ferrocium provides the sparks Ferrocerium is a man made mix of 20 different metals fused together into a rod. Ferro rods consist of 20% iron with small amounts of zinc magnesium cerium lanthanum neodymium plus small amounts of other rare earth elements.
If you`re going to light fires in challenging conditions then you may want to consider a heavier firesteel than this mini one - for all other applications though this is all you need - why carry the extra weight. Particularly good for lighting gas stoves etc..