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Here I will teach you how to start a fire my way with Swedish Firesteel. You can find the materials in any house or garage.

Step 1: The Easy Find Materials

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What you need:

Firesteel
Steel wool
Paper
Fuel (cardboard, more paper, wood, etc.)
Fire pit or a small tray
5 min.

Step 2: Spark

Put your steel wool in the pan and spark it. It will start to burn, but you wont see a flame. This is how you want it. it will burn out fast.

Step 4: Add Fuel and Have Fun

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put the fuel on and have fun.
 
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dadagaga3 years ago
Thanks. I bought one today, and wasn't able to "light my fire" until I tried this. It worked after 3 swipes.
Just to clear up some possible confusion, add the term "flint" by firesteel, mostly because I know quite a few people (myself included) who refer to that type of product as a "flint"
okay, thanks for the tip.
Anytime