Review: Fire Starter Flint (Survival Hax)

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Whether you're a mom or dad, live in the country or the city, like to camp or prefer not to, it's important to practice personal safety and to learn how to survive in emergency situations. While I'm not someone who thinks we all need to learn how to live "off the grid," I do believe that it's a good idea to be prepared for emergencies that can arise, especially when you're traveling with kids or in a remote area where you can't simply call for help.

This week, I got a new product I think is a great addition to any bug-out bag or emergency car kit. It's a 6” Fire Starter Flint with Waterproof Tinder Holder and Whistle from Survival Hax. This is a small, versatile tool with several benefits that anyone can use. Check it out.





As you can see, there are a couple of things included with this:

  • Ferro rod
  • Paracord lanyard
  • Tinder holder
  • Emergency whistle
  • Hex wrench, bottle opener, striker, ruler
If you like versatile items that have multiple uses and benefits, you'll enjoy this. When I first got this product, I was under the impression that it was just for starting fires, so I was surprised when there were other items included, as well.






Everything arrived in this small box. As you can see, there's quite a bit there, but it's small. I like this because you can easily put it in your bug-out bag or car kit. If you're a busy mom like I am, having survival and emergency items that are small is especially important. Who really wants to haul around kids and a huge bug-out bag? (And a diaper bag, and a stroller, etc.) I have a small emergency kit and this fits right in with my other items.




This is my favorite part of the flint kit. It's a hex wrench, rule, bottle opener, and striker all-in-one. I can never seem to have enough bottle openers, and this is something I think a lot of people tend to overlook when it comes to emergency prepping. You might have 37 cans of food, but what happens when you can't actually open them?




I also love the emergency whistle. It's small, easy to carry, and you could honestly slip it in your pocket or the front pack of your emergency kit. It's also super loud. My kids had a great time testing this out today. My ears did not have as much fun.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with this product. I love that everything has multiple purposes. For example, the paracord lanyard can be taken apart and has five feet of usable rope. The bottle opener also can be used as a ruler if you need to measure something. Multi-use items are very important to me because it means I can save money by only buying one item and it means I don't have to haul around excess stuff. As a minimalist, this is a win-win for me.

If you're interested in the fire starter flint, you can purchase this directly from Survival Hax or on Amazon. I'd also like to offer a coupon code to my readers! If you choose to purchase the starter flint through Amazon.com, you can use promo code SH50FIRE to save 50% on a single flint or 60% if you buy two!

Author's note: I was provided with a complimentary flint in exchange for a fair and honest review. Opinions expressed within this post are my own.

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