The Light My Fire Tindersticks are an ideal tool for bushcrafters and barbequers who want to get a fire going quickly and cleanly. Consisting of nothing more than resin-rich pine wood, produced from cultivated forests, they are an environmentally friendly and effective alternative to hexamine firelighters.
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The best firewood I ever bought, full of resin which makes it easy to light and waterproof.
Initially thought these were a bit of a gimmick and so have only just bought my first set. Result? No gimmick at all! They work super well with a fire steel, especially when split down the length and cut in half (prepared at home first). Haven't yet tried to use them in heavy rain, but in light rain and a breeze there was no problem, and I suspect they'll work in almost anything, given how easily they light and how well they burn. Love the smell too! Will be coming back for more of these, and also want to try using the packaged tinder dust as well to see how that compares to cotton wool.
I am very pleased with these light my fire tindersticks ,these sticks are really easy to light with either a match or a flint and steel you do not need much so a few shavings of one stick to start you're tinder bundle off. or you could just light the whole end of one of the stick and use it as a giant match.the light my fire tinder sticks are made of cultivated pine (fat wood) from the highlands of mexico with its 80% resin content .The tindersticks are quite difficult to trim shavings off unless you have a good sharp knife with a decent thick blade IE a bush craft knife you get five lengths of fat wood in a card sleeve ,you also get a length of paracord only short but it would be very useful to practise knot tying i think so anyway
Not much I can say about these really! You set fire to them, they burn well and are a great way of lighting a fire or stove - I use them with the BioLite Camp Stove. Just one thing to say - make sure you get them burning well before trying to light something like the BioLite Camp Stove fire chamber. The first time I used them the flame kept going out as I hadn't allowed it to develop well enough first. Patience IS a virtue!
The Lightmyfire tindersticks are an essential bit of kit for fire starting in all conditions. The pack contains a generous amount of sticks and each one goes a long way, especially if you cut them in to smaller pieces as suggested in the instructions. They light more readily when splintered apart (this is really easy to do) and are exceptionally good when paired with the Maya tinder dust. The flame burns very hot and is ideal for getting a fire going in wet conditions. A pack of sticks weighs quite a bit, but if you only take with you what you need then this isn't a problem. Great product!
I held off buying these for a while as I thought they were expensive for bits of wood. However like my other Lightmyfire kit, it's proved it's worth. Combined with the Maya dust and good tinder this is a concrete method to getting a good fire going even in less than ideal conditions. the smell is borderline addictive, I cut mine up to make them go further and the process is the best due to beautiful pine scent coming from them. Buy them now is my advice even if you just want to sit on the sofa and sniff them.
Excellent item for fire starting kit. Burns well and long. Equivalent of American fat wood. Can carry in kit as is, but I recommend cutting it up into smaller pencil/twig-size sticks (saves space, weight and supply lasts much longer, and easier to catch light from minimal flame), stored in small ziplock bag. Bag of this + small ziplock bag of tinder card / cotton wool and Vaseline + fire-steel is all you need to get fire going as long as you've got the wood fuel ready (small strips of rubber + lighter can be additional).
I’ve been using Maya sticks for a couple of years now and they work fantastically. Tinder sticks are ideally suited to any bush craft, survival or outdoor enthusiast; they are natural and easy to light. They work great as feather sticks or can be used to create shavings as an alternative to Maya dust. These should accompany any fire steel in to the outdoors.
In the past I’ve even resorted to using them as a suitable BBQ fire lighter at short notice. Positives: lightweight, can be cut down to size, natural, easy to light, low cost, even lights when wet. Negatives: none!
Brilliant. Have used Maya dust and the tinder sticks are every bit as good but a fraction of the cost. Shavings start first time with a sparker and an ember from my fire piston. Bit of a nuisance having to make the shavings if you're in a hurry but I always think of it as part of the fun and techniques of fire lighting.
Light really easily and last a decent amount of time. They can give off a bit off black smoke but they certainly makes fire starting a little easier.
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