Fire Starters

Fire Starters are a camping and outdoor essential. Whether you are using it for warmth or cooking, there will always be a need for fire starters. This outdoor tool makes starting fires as easy and convenient as it can be. No matter the weather, wet or dry, these fire starters are still able to do their job. With our selection of waterproof and windproof matches, you have the capability of starting fires even after the matches have been submerged in water. These waterproof matches are specifically designed for the harshest weather conditions, meaning they can’t be extinguished, even by the strongest wind.

All fire starters purchased through Elite Outdoor Gear come with a full warranty covering all manufacturing defects and are repaired or replaced directly through Elite Outdoor Gear.

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  • Zippo Emergency Fire Kit
    Zippo Emergency Fire Kit

    Zippo Emergency Fire Kit

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  • Zippo Firefast Torch
    Zippo Firefast Torch

    Zippo Firefast Torch

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  • Zippo Mag Strike
    Zippo Mag Strike

    Zippo Mag Strike

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  • Zippo Surefire Multi-Tool
    Zippo Surefire Multi-Tool

    Zippo Surefire Multi-Tool

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  • Zippo Tinder Shreds
    Zippo Tinder Shreds

    Zippo Tinder Shreds

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  • Kershaw Fire Starter 1019
    Kershaw Fire Starter 1019

    Kershaw Fire Starter 1019

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  • Coghlan's Tinder - 10 Pack
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    Coghlan’s Tinder – 10 Pack

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  • Coghlan's Fire Disc
    Coghlan's Fire Disc

    Coghlan’s Fire Disc

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  • Coghlan's Wooden Safety Matches - 2 boxes of 250 matches

    Coghlan’s Wooden Safety Matches – 2 boxes of 250 matches

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  • Coghlan's Plastic Matchbox
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    Coghlan’s Plastic Matchbox

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  • SOL Fuel Free Lighter with LED Light
    SOL Fuel Free Lighter with LED Light

    SOL Fuel Free Lighter with LED Light

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  • Victorinox Mini Tool FireAnt Set
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    Victorinox Mini Tool FireAnt Set

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  • SOTO POCKET TORCH
    SOTO POCKET TORCH

    SOTO POCKET TORCH

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  • SOTO POCKET TORCH EXTENDED
    SOTO POCKET TORCH EXTENDED

    SOTO POCKET TORCH EXTENDED

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  • Zippo Classic Lighter - Satin Chrome
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    Zippo Classic Lighter – Satin Chrome

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    Morakniv Garberg BlackBlade Carbon Steel with Survival Kit

    Morakniv Garberg BlackBlade Carbon Steel with Survival Kit

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  • Coghlan's Fire Starter / Flint Striker
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    Coghlan’s Fire Starter / Flint Striker

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  • Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter
    Coghlan's Magnesium Fire Starter

    Coghlan’s Magnesium Fire Starter

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  • Coghlan's Waterproof Matches - 10 boxes of 40 matches
    Coghlan's Waterproof Matches - 10 boxes of 40 matches

    Coghlan’s Waterproof Matches – 10 boxes of 40 matches

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  • Schrade Delta Class Exertion Fixed Blade with Ferro Rod, 1159309
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    Schrade Delta Class Exertion Fixed Blade with Ferro Rod, 1159309

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  • Schrade Ultra-Glide 3.43
    Schrade Ultra-Glide 3.43

    Schrade Ultra-Glide 3.43″ Black Blade with Black Rubber Handle + Firestarter/Whistle, 1100046

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    SOL Fire Lite Kit in Dry Bag

    SOL Fire Lite Kit in Dry Bag

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  • SOL Mag Striker Fire Starter
    SOL Mag Striker Fire Starter

    SOL Mag Striker Fire Starter

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Why are Zippo renowned for their lighters?

Zippo is renowned for their lighters for several reasons. Firstly, Zippo lighters are known for their durability and longevity. They are built to last a lifetime and can be easily repaired if damaged. This commitment to quality has earned them a loyal following.

Another reason for their popularity is their windproof design. Zippo lighters are able to stay lit even in harsh weather conditions, making them reliable and practical for outdoor activities.

Additionally, Zippo lighters have become an iconic symbol of American culture. Their timeless design and reliability have made them a sought-after collectible item.

Overall, Zippo’s reputation for quality craftsmanship, windproof design, and cultural significance have contributed to their renown in the world of lighters.

 

What are tinder shreds used for?

Tinder shreds are used as a fire-starting material. They are designed to ignite quickly and burn strongly, making them essential for starting a fire in various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and survival situations. Tinder shreds are typically made from natural materials and often come in a resealable package for convenient storage and reuse. Their water-resistant properties make them reliable even in damp conditions. By placing a spark or flame on the tinder shreds, they can easily catch fire, providing a consistent source of heat to ignite larger fuel sources such as kindling and logs.

 

What is a flint striker?

A flint striker, also known as a flint and steel, is a traditional fire-starting tool. It consists of a piece of flint or other hard rock that is struck against a piece of steel or iron to produce sparks. The sparks created by the friction between the flint and steel can ignite tinder or other flammable materials, starting a fire. Flint strikers have been used for centuries as a reliable method of fire starting, especially in outdoor and survival situations. They are compact, durable, and do not rely on external fuel sources, making them a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts and bushcraft practitioners.

 

What is a magnesium fire starter?

A magnesium fire starter, also known as a magnesium fire rod or magnesium fire striker, is a compact and lightweight tool used for starting fires in outdoor and survival situations. It consists of a rod or block of magnesium and a ferrocerium (ferro) rod or striker.

To use a magnesium fire starter, you shave off small pieces or shreds of magnesium from the rod onto your tinder or kindling. Magnesium is highly flammable and burns at an extremely high temperature, making it an effective fire-starting material. Once you have a pile of magnesium shavings on your tinder, you strike the ferro rod or striker against the magnesium rod. The sparks generated by the friction ignite the magnesium shavings, creating a hot and intense flame that can quickly ignite your fire.

Magnesium fire starters are favored by outdoor enthusiasts, campers, hikers, and survivalists due to their portability, reliability, and ability to start fires even in wet or adverse conditions. They are a valuable addition to any emergency or survival kit.

 

What are waterproof matches?

Waterproof matches, also known as stormproof matches or windproof matches, are specially designed matches that can ignite and remain lit even in wet or adverse conditions. These matches are typically made with extra protection to prevent water from extinguishing the flame.

Waterproof matches usually have a waterproof coating on the matchstick itself, which prevents water from seeping into the match head and extinguishing the flame. Some varieties may also feature a longer matchstick or an extended handle, allowing for easier ignition and safer handling.

These matches are commonly used by outdoor enthusiasts, campers, hikers, and survivalists who need a reliable fire-starting method in challenging environments, such as during rain, snow, or high winds. They are an essential tool for emergency preparedness kits and can be invaluable in situations where starting a fire is crucial for warmth, cooking, or signaling for help.