Fire Piston Consists of a hollow cylinder ranging in length from about 3 to 6 inches sealed at one end and open at the other. A piston with an airtight circular seal (o-ring) is fitted into the cylinder. The piston has a handle on the end to allow a firm grip to be applied to it, or a large enough surface area to strike it sharply without causing pain while the cylinder is braced against a hard surface, and it can be completely withdrawn from the cylinder. The piston generally has a notch or recess on or in its face, into which a piece char cloth is placed. The compression of the air when the piston is quickly rammed into the cylinder causes the interior temperature to rise sharply to 500°F This is hot enough for the char cloth in the piston face to ignite. The piston is then quickly withdrawn, before the now-burning tinder depletes the available oxygen inside the cylinder. The smoldering char cloth can then be removed from the face of the piston and transferred to a larger nest of fine kindling material, such as Jute Twine, Paper Towel , birch shavings, etc. The ember is then fanned or blown upon vigorously to create a flame, at which time various stages of larger kindling can be added until built into a proper fire Most Fire Pistons are either a single aluminum rod and tube that causes discomfort and pain to your hand when you try to use it or made with an expensive fancy wood casing, that cost $$ I’ve come up with a solution to both by using a less expensive wood casing, mine works just as well as the $60-$80 fire piston and does not hurt your hand like the other. Who cares if your fire piston cost $80 when your hungry or cold. Scouts love them…and so will YOU! WHAT YOU GET Fire Piston Bag of Char Cloth 2 EXTRA O-RINGS Instructions How to use the Fire Piston Instructions How to make Char Cloth.
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MADE IN THE U.S.A Primary or backup fire starting tool
Great fire starting device that uses air
MADE IN THE U.S.A
YOU will Receive Hickory Fire Piston,Bag of Char Cloth, (2) Orings,Instructions How to use the Fire Piston & Make Char Cloth
Overall length is 4-1/2 (114.3mm) Diameter is 7/8 (22.2mm) Weight 2.0oz 56.7g