The beauty behind the fire piston concept is its absolute simplicity in design and, ultimately with practice, the simplicity of its functionality. An idea that is literally centuries old, the fire piston is a marvel of compression and combustion that creates fire without flint or matches. Once one gets used to the technique, the fire piston becomes fun to use and is practical as well.
A fire piston is used to make fire. It works the same way a diesel engine does. Air is compressed in the tube to a point where the air gets hot enough to ignite a piece of tinder that’s placed inside the rod. It is a very reliable fire starting method in that it can get wet and still work and it has no moving parts that can break or fail. The only replaceable part in these is the o-ring. I can fill the grooves on the ends of the piston body with commercial grade glow powder. Each piston comes with 3 o-rings, char cloth, jute cord, and fat wood.
I only recommend using natural materials like char cloth or chaga mushroom as fuel.
* Never use any combustible liquid with these.
Dimensions: Piston Body: 85 mm x 15 mm (3 mm thick walls), Piston Rod: 97 mm x 8 mm (solid Titanium), Weight: 4.5 oz.
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