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Fire Starting - Blast Match and the "Sparkie"


Blast Match - Now with a lifetime warranty!

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"An essential part of any survival kit is a fire starter that won't run out of fuel (like a cigarette lighter)...I like the Blast Match by Survival, Inc., a one-handed fire starter that produces a shower of sparks with every strike." -
Jonathan Dorn, Editor-in-Chief Backpacker Magazine May 1, 1998


The Blast Match Fire Starter, patented and designed for all-weather use, performs superbly in the most extreme environments. Everyone who ventures outdoors should have a fire starter.

Blast Match Fire Starter
The Blast Match was designed for Air Force fighter pilots at risk of being shot down in rugged terrain, or the mountain climber contending with challenging alpine weather.

The Blast Match is operable with one hand in case of injury, never runs out of fuel and never fails to light in the wind, rain or snow. It generates a stream of sparks three times the heat of a standard match and easily will light any material (wood, paper, bark, cloth, or man-made fire starting tinders) that a match will ignite. You can accurately aim the sparks to ignite a roaring fire in any weather condition.
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If the Blast Match becomes wet, simply wipe it off and it is ready for use. In combination with Ultimate Survival's Wet Fire Starting Tinder, you can start a fire even in the driving rain. At the heart of the Blast Match is a custom bar of high performance flint material. Spring loaded for compactness, the flint bar also rotates 360 degrees to help prevent uneven wear and tear. A tungsten carbide striker built into the striker button is set at the perfect angle for maximum sparking - taking the guess work out of starting a fire.

Incorporated into the Blast Match is a safety feature to prevent inadvertent ignition when accidentally plunged. The unique design requires the  operator to press the thumb button in order to engage the striker mechanism.

     Material, Flint Unit: 0.5 inch (1.3 cm) diameter spring-loaded
                                flint bar in ABS case
     Length (closed): 4 inches (10.2 cm)
     Weight: 2.7 oz (76.6g)
     Color: Black or Hunters' Orange



"Sparkie" Fire Starter - the "little brother" of The Blast Match

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 Price - $13.95 (Tan)  Add to CartSparkie Fire Starter


Built on the premise of the popular and respected Blast Match. the "Sparkie" has the benefit of being smaller and lighter, can be operated with one hand, and starts your fire even in the most adverse weather conditions. The "Sparkie" is necessity in any "Bug-Out" Bag or "Survival Kit" where space and weight are an issue.

  • Weighing in at less than 1 oz., the Sparkie fire starter is about a third the weight and less than half the volume of its big brother, the Blast Match™
  • Internal tungsten carbide striker allows simple 1-handed operation; user must press thumb button to engage the striker
  • Rubberized grip gives you great control during use
  • Spring-loaded flint bar rotates 360° to allow for even wear; bar retracts inside the body for compact storage
  • If the Sparkie gets wet, simply wipe it off and it's ready for use

    How it Works
    Operation is simple, just release the ferrocerium bar from the handle, press down on the striker and slide the handle down and against the rod using a firm surface as a base. Or, alternately, you can use a finger to bring the rod into the handle while depressing Ultimate Survival Technologies - Sparkie Fire Starter, Sandthe striker.

    As an ultra-light, ultra reliable, one-handed, all-weather fire starter, the "Sparkie" is the perfect solution to make sure that you always have the ability to build a fire.


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 Price - $13.95 (Tan)  Add to Cart

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