I designed Fire Cord as way of storing a large quantity of waterproof tinder in a compact package. The Micro is small enough to attach to a firesteel or keep in a survival tin, ensuring that you will always have a way to produce a fire in an emergency.
Fire Cord Micro Specs:
- Completely Waterproof even after multiple hours submerged
- Attaches easily to a Firesteel or Ranger Bic
Enough tinder to light up to 60 fires
- Ignites with just a spark
- 1 7/8" x 1/2"
- 8 grams
Fire Cord Micro contains 2' of the same paraffin wax saturated 5-stand Jute used in the original Fire Cord
, just in a much handier package. I wanted a container small enough that I could attach to a Firesteel, so that I would always have a source of readily ignitable tinder. It's a similar theory to the classic Magnesium block firestarter, except it is much
easier to use.
Here's the Micro attached to my GobSpark Armageddon
, which is far and away the best Firesteel I've ever used. When combined with the Micro FC, it's very simple to start a fire, and simple is good in my opinion.
The Micro is also the perfect size for storing in an Survival Tin / Fire Kit.
One of the things that sets Fire Cord apart is that it's adjustable to your firestarting needs. If you're in a dry area like Southern California, all you need is a single 2" stand of Fire Cord. Each 2" strand will burn for 15 seconds, with the same amount of flame found in a kitchen match, and each Micro Spool produces 60 strands.
For starting a fire in moderate conditions, a 2" section of Fire Cord is sufficient. Each 2" section burns for 2 minutes, and each Micro spool provides 12 pieces.
However, in a situation where you desperately need to light a fire in severe conditions, the entire spool can be ignited at once, providing a 15 minute burn time.
All you need to do is fluff up the end of the cord, and hit it with a spark:
Once ignited, the cord will burn towards the spool like a fuse:
The spool will burn hot for 15 minutes, which should be enough to light a fire in all but the worst conditions.
If you're looking for a convenient way to keep waterproof tinder close at hand, then I think you will really like Fire Cord Micro. It's easy to light, waterproof, and if you attach it to your firesteel, you'll always have a way to light a fire.
Fire Cord Micro is made with pride in the USA, and comes as a pack of 3.