Product Review – Solar Fire Starter

The Solar Fire Starter is a compact stainless steel parabolic mirror is designed to harness the power of the sun by focusing the radiant energy to a precise focal point to start a fire! It can also work as a signal reflector for survival situations.

Proudly made in the USA, this solar-powered tool will never need refueling, requires no maintenance and can be stored easily in any pack. It is perfect for backpacking, boating, hiking and fishing. Unlike matches, which are rendered useless in wet or windy conditions, the Solar

Fire Starter works in any season or weather conditions, so long as there is a direct sunlight source.

Just take a small piece of tinder (practice tinder provided) and fit it to the fork attached to a hinge on the middle of the lighter. The fork is designed to hold the wood at the hottest point where the sun will be directed. Next, point the lighter directly at the sun until the focal point is at the center of the fork and the tinder will start to smoke. Producing a flame may take some practice, but best results occur around noon, when the sun is highest in the sky. When the tinder flames up, use it to start a campfire by placing in a bed of dry, small twigs, sticks, or other fuel source ready to go before you start.

Here’s an innovative product that could provide an important fire source in a pinch. It also makes a fantastic educational tool for students and children to show them the power of solar energy. This is a low cost product that many will find fascinating!

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