Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the legendary Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel is the original fire starter. Being the best, however, means always having to push the envelope. The result is the next generation, with an improved striker that makes it even easier to build a fire in any weather, at any altitude. The second generation Swedish FireSteel 2.0 is redesigned, with a color matched lanyard, and a built in emergency whistle. The Swedish FireSteel's dependability and intense, close to 3,000%C 5400%F sparks, have long made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a foolproof way to light stoves and gas barbecues. Durable lasts approximately 3,000 strikes. Improved stainless steel striker. Ergonomic handles. Built in emergency whistle. Produces a 3,000%C 5,400%F spark. Works when wet. Compact and lightweight. Lights campfires, stoves, gas barbecues. Bright spark can be used as emergency signal. Compatible with Leave No Trace ethics. Weight: 0.9 oz., 26g Instructions: 1. Take a small quantity of cotton balls, TinderDust, dryer lint, or any other flammable material. Build them up into a pile. 2. a Grip the FireSteel with one hand. b Take hold of the striker with the other hand. c Position the striker against the FireSteel rod. 3. Force the striker 'slowly down' with the thumb of hand holding the FireSteel.