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Zippo Emergency Fire Kit

Review Last Updated: January 29, 2020

Terry Daine
Product Review by Terry Daine

Product Features

  • US-made flint spark wheel
  • Up to 1700 reliable sparks regardless of weather
  • 5 cotton spark tinder for additional fires
  • Water-resistant
  • Durable design
  • Molded lanyard hole

Introduction

Today we'll be reviewing the Zippo Emergency Fire Kit.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Up to 1700 reliable sparks regardless of weather
  • 5 cotton spark tinder for additional fires
  • Water-resistant and floats in water
  • Durable design
  • Increased portability with the molded lanyard hole

Cons

  • Flint wheel needs replacing when it stops sparking
  • Some customers find that the Zippo tinder lights nicely, but the fire kit doesn't light other tinder nests as well

Zippo Emergency Fire Kit Product Review

This is an excellent lighter for when you’re in a survival scenario. The Zippo Emergency Fire Kit features a flint spark wheel, which provides up to 1700 reliable sparks in any weather condition.

In addition to the spark wheel, the fire kit comes with 5 lightweight paraffin wax-coated cotton spark tinder, which can easily ignite with a spark or a flame. This tinder will burn for up to five minutes, which is great for those crucial times when you need to signal for help.

The lighter itself has the durability to match its strength. Built from ABS plastic and featuring a textured grip, it is comfortable to hold and shouldn’t slip out of your hands even in wet conditions. It also floats in water and has water-resistant storage, so it can survive contact with water and still perform.

Another feature that is useful for survival is the molded lanyard hole. This means you can keep the lighter close by attaching it to a lanyard, or clipping it onto your backpack, so you won’t have to rummage in your pocket for the lighter during desperate times.

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