Fire Buttons are low-profile, last-resort fire lighting devices.
Because they replace existing buttons on your clothing, they're always
with you and take up no additional space or weight.
These were originally developed for special ops military personnel for escape and evasion situations. They can also be valuable survival items for anyone who could face an unexpected survival situation in the wilderness.
Available in a set of 2 buttons: 1 Ferrocerium and 1 Magnesium.
Ferrocerium is a
synthetic pyrophoric alloy which produces hot sparks that can reach
temperatures of 5400° F when rapidly oxidized by striking with a hard
Magnesium shavings provide a highly efficient accelerant and
serve as a super hot tinder.
Fire is produced by scraping shavings off the Magnesium button, and then striking the Ferrocerium button to produce a shower of sparks which can ignite the Magnesium shavings in order to set fire to kindling material.
And of course, they wouldn't be very good buttons if you couldn't run them through a normal home washer and dryer. They'll be fine.
Size: a standard button size – 3/4" diameter, 5/32" thickness.
Weight: 0.1 oz. (Magnesium), 0.2 oz. (Ferrocerium). Color: Magnesium
button is dull silver, Ferrocerium button is dark gray.
Comes in a set of 2 buttons (1 of each)
Made in USA.