If you’ve ever found yourself to be trapped in the wilderness, you know that making a fire is going to be essential to your survival. However, it’s a little difficult to actually get a fire going. Sure, there’s a lighter or matches, but a little bit of water could completely destroy both of those options.
The KickStarter project called the Sparxgear Fire Piston is an anodized aluminum cylinder alongside a piston that will give you the beginnings of a full blown fire in no time. Most fire pistons have to be taken completely apart, but this one has all its pieces in one place, plus storage for backup pieces. It’s about the size of a small flashlight, so it can easily be tossed into a backpack. Three grooves on the on the outside of the cylinder contain flint, steel, and magnesium, but the piston can use char cloth to get things going. It’s completely waterproof, and can stand up to frigid weather because of it’s aircraft grade aluminum build. For a $35 pledge, you can be the proud owner of one after it hits production. Better hurry though, only 9 days left!