Fire Steel 101

Fire steels/Ferro Rods can be an invaluable addition to your kit… if you know how to use them. It isn’t always as simple as just showering something with sparks and hoping for the best.


Mikhail Merkurieff, inventor of the Emberlit Stove, recently released a series of videos that show the best practices for igniting a wide variety of items with a fire steel. The video series is full of useful information and techniques for getting the most out of this versatile fire starting tool.

The video below is a playlist of all of the tips and tricks that have been released so far. You can also get your own Ferro Rod at

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