For Christmas my sister got me a Macpac Firesteel.

I tested it out today and I thought I would do a review on it.


  • Throws a decent spark (When Compared with a light my fire firesteel)
  • Bright colour
  • Included striker
  • Included lanyard


  • Only one size (The size is decent but a larger option would be nice)
  • I found the striker handle awkward to hold. ( My thumb kept slipping when I tried to strike it which was a nuisance)
  • The striker is a liitle short for my liking
  • The striker snapped... (I was striking the rod when the striker snapped on me, I used my knife after that and got a fire going but still annoying)

So yeah that is my basic review of the Macpac Firesteel, I'm happy with the sparks that the rod can throw but the striker was a disappointment and I'm not a fan of how you have to hold it. The bright colour makes it easy to find if I drop it (Joe Robinet :P).

I would appreciate any feedback and it would be great to know if anyone else has used this firesteel and what (If any) problems they have had with it.



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Comment by Zebedy on January 21, 2018 at 8:27

Definately the Mac Pac, hotter and more of them!

Comment by Dave on January 14, 2018 at 17:18

Thanks for the review Zebedy. Which do you reckon gave the best (more or hotter) sparks? Mac Pac or Light My Fire?

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