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Ferro Rod

Discussion in 'Survival Gear' started by olcop, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. olcop

    olcop G&G Evangelist

    Anyone know if the ferro rods sold by Harbor Freight are solid ferro or just a coating over steel. Their price is very reasonable if they are solid.

  2. olcop

    olcop G&G Evangelist

    Yes, it's the one I mean, actually I already have several of them, and they do work but, (for lack of a better word) wondering if they wore out after a period of use, ie: ,scrape all the coating off over time and make it useless, or if they are solid ferro or misch metal, and likely to have a reasonable lifetime.
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  4. AK Hunter

    AK Hunter G&G Evangelist

    I'm about half way through mine & it still makes sparks like new.
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  5. Mindy up North

    Mindy up North G&G Evangelist

    Well, the reviews from verified buyers are all positive. They look inexpensive enough to beat up and see. I may pick a few up.
  6. Wicked109

    Wicked109 G&G Evangelist

    There are some internet reviews on it, some say it's Ok others not so happy with it. I bought several for my BOB and will try it out in the near future.
    ncnascarlady likes this.
  7. Get Out

    Get Out G&G Addict

    Check these guys out. The Ferro rods send out a huge flash of hot sparks every time. There are a lot of YouTube references to look at as well. I’ve used it on a couple of camping trips and I plan to get a few extra because of the huge flash of hot sparks it makes when struck .

    Überleben Zünden | 5/16", 3/8" or 1/2" Thick Bushcraft Fire Steel with Wood Handle | 12,000-20,000 Strikes | Ferro Rod Fire Starter for Survival | 6 in 1 Multi-Tool.
    Ten Man likes this.
  8. PaleHawkDown

    PaleHawkDown G&G Evangelist

    I have an old torch starter hanging off my duffel bag. I don't know if anyone else has thought of using one as a fire starter, but they last for ages and you can put your tender directly in the "bowl" and spark it, and then set your tender into your fuel without the wind affecting it. Best part is that since it is one-handed you can use a twig or something in the other hand to shuffle the embers around a bit and make sure they get a good start.
    Dutch and Ron Eagle Elk like this.
  9. gsbuickman

    gsbuickman G&G Evangelist