Survival Fire Pistons (Slam Rod Fire Starters, Fire Syringes)

Prepper Fire Pistons

One of the best pieces of prepper gear to get a survival fire started is the fire piston.

Magnesium Fire Starters are also very popular and work well. But these fire rods are a 'consumable' and with each use the magnesium eventually gets used up and you're back to making a fire like a caveman again - rubbing sticks together. Another option for survival fires is a Solar Fire Starter, which are great when it's sunny and could save wear of your fire piston.

Fire Pistons however last much longer than magnesium fire starters, and work even when it's dark. A Fire Piston (or sometimes called an Air Piston Fire Starter, or Compression Fire Starter) works on a really simple principle - when a gas is compressed, it heats up. So to make air hot enough to start a fire, all you have to do is compress it. That's just what you are doing when you use a Fire Piston - you push the plunger down, then air gets compressed and the kindling you placed in the chamber ignites. Wooosh! You have made FIRE!

Numyth Vulcan Fire Piston V2

You will Live long and Prosper with the Numyth Vulcan Fire Piston V2 as part of your prepper gear! This slam rod fire starter is one of the best on the market, and this second version of the Vulcan has been improved with more surface texture to provide better grip and help avoid slippage. Machined out of tough aluminum stock, the Vulcan is strong and durable. Also included in the improved version of this popular fire syringe by Numyth is a smoother bore, creating less wear and friction to make starting your survival fire even easier. The Vulcan has type III anodizing, and is now available in one of two colors – gray, or orange.

Another really nice feature of this fire syringe by Numyth is the water-tight storage capsule on the top of the device. Since this slam rod also includes replacement o-rings, the built-in storage compartment is a great place to keep those so they don’t get lost. This extra storage container also makes a great place to store some premade charcloth, so it’s handy when you need it. On the bottom is yet another removable screw cap, allowing for easy cleaning of ‘gunk’ should it build up, and keeps the piston in place.

The whole Numyth Vulcan V2 package includes the fire piston itself, extra o-rings, lubrication container, and manual. Overall, the Vulcan V2 is really an impressive device, and is one the best piston fire starters out there. You can tell the quality is there, as is the thoughtfulness. It may be a deal to some, but the fact the Numyth included extra o-rings shows they intend this slam rod to be used for actual survival – not as a toy.

If you’re in the market for a rugged, well designed fire piston, the Numyth Vulcan is a ‘logical’ choice!

5 / 5 stars

New Scout Pro Fire Piston

The New Scout Pro Fire Piston is being brought to us by Wilderness Solutions, a company that really knows what they're doing when it comes to outdoor products and helping outdoorsman reach their full potential.

Let's go over the product features so you can see clearly what you'll be getting.

First off, this product has been revamped for 2013 and is way better than it used to be. Here's how it works. The New Scout Pro Fire Piston uses air combustion technology to to ignite tinder or Char-Cloth to provide you with an instant fire starting solution designed to last. In fact, the Wilderness Solutions company is so confident their product will stand the test of time, that it comes with a lifetime warranty against defects and malfunction. Simply return the defective or malfunctioning product for a full refund, no questions asked.

The construction of the New Scout Pro Fire Piston is really a marvel of our modern age. It uses space age polymers designed to last a lifetime, along with an aluminum piston shaft and pressure release valve to keep the product operating at peak efficiency.

At the Wilderness Solutions website, you'll find other models available for sale as well as instructions on how to use the entire line of products the company offers. One thing's for sure, the New Scout Pro Fire Piston is worth its weight in gold when it comes to outdoor survival preparation. The lifetime guarantee ensures that you'll never be shortchanged when it comes to a Wilderness Solutions product. There's nothing to lose and a world of outdoor camping and exploration to pursue, so make the right choice by choosing a lifetime guaranteed Wilderness Solutions product!

5 / 5 stars

TERA-Light Black Fire Piston

The TERA-Light Black is a pretty amazing product. Using the power of the latest in air combustion advancements, the TERA-Light Black never needs recharging from a fuel source because it uses the readily available air provided by nature to ignite tinder.

Let us explain a bit further and you'll be able to decide for yourself if this product is worth the purchase or not. TERA stands for Thermal Energy Released From Atmosphere. Using adiabatic compression, it works similar to how a Diesel engine functions. Heat is generated from the extreme pressure of the air compression process and is able to ignite a wide range of materials instantaneously. The efficient design and pressure release valve ensures the product will operate for extended periods without malfunctioning. You can also take it nearly anywhere, such as inside toolboxes, backpacks, and in the car/on the road because it's so compact in size.

There's a reason why Amazon is selling out of these products. It works beautifully, it's priced reasonably, it comes with a lifetime guarantee, and you can see a free demonstration video on how to use the TERA-Light Black right at the company website. With the purchase of this product you're getting real peace of mind that you'll be refunded if anything ever goes wrong with it.

And here's a valuable tip for all you outdoor enthusiasts:

Have you ever thought what might happen if your fire starting product failed to engage? Well, most fire starting products, even though they're designed to last a lifetime, may possibly malfunction. Don't open yourself up to the possibility of being stranded without a fire starting source. Purchasing more than one of these at a time, or even shopping around to buy multiple units from different companies, will ensure that the actual chances of all of them dying at once are virtually non-existent. Carrying three or more with you could save your life in the unfortunate event of a ignition failure.

5 / 5 stars