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Northcore Hickory Wood Fire Piston

Price $26.99
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Northcore Hickory Wood Fire Piston

The Northcore Hickory Wood Fire Piston is designed to help you get your fire started in minimal time using limited equipment. Fire Pistons are a cool old school method for starting camp fires and offer a neat and tidy solution which is a useful addition to any outdoor or adventure kit bag.
The Northcore Hickory Wood Fire Piston consists of a hollow cylinder 9cm in length sealed at one end and open at the other. The Fire Piston cylinder has a hickory wood handle to allow a firm grip when striking. The actual piston has an airtight circular o-ring seal which fits into the cylinder. The piston then has a recess at the tip into which a piece char cloth is placed for igniting.

The fire piston requires a rapid strike on the end creating compressed air which 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 The piston is then withdrawn before the now-burning tinder depletes the available oxygen inside the cylinder. The smoldering char cloth can then be removed from the recess 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 to create a flame as the start for your fire. Bring out your inner adventurer!

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