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#130489 - 04/18/08 03:15 PM Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures.
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
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Landmann FireStarters.

I found these at my local Menards in the fireplace stuff the other day, 24 packets for $4.99.
Clean, non-toxic and waterproof and has a stated burn time of up to 10 minutes.

VERY lightweight, should be great for PSK's.

Weather conditions were clear but very windy.



Here is some shots for size, each packet is roughly a little larger than a sugar packet you find in a diner.

With a 84mm Wenger SAK.


With a common size paper matchbook.


Initial lighting with a paper match.


30 Seconds after lighting.


1 Minute after lighting.


2 minutes after lighting.


At 8 minutes after lighting, it was still going strong, but the wind was beginning to blow burning pieces away, so I soaked it with water.
I believe it would have come close to the claimed 10 minutes.



I intended to try and light the contents of the package with a Blastmatch, thinking I would need to cut it open to expose the contents to the sparks, but I tried it first as it was, and to my suprise, on the third strike of the Blastmatch, sparks melted through the waterproof plastic coating and lit the contents.
(I put yellow tape on my Blastmatch to make it easier to find if dropped)




[img]http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m103/...ers/Photo11.jpg[/img]

I tossed on some small kindling and away it went!
[img]http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m103/...ers/Photo13.jpg[/img]

After soaking it again due to the wind picking up, I pulled the remainder of the second packet out of the fire, and was able to relight it with a match after being soaked.

[img]http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m103/...ers/Photo14.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m103/...ters/Photo5.jpg[/img]

These should be a great "tinder" for small lightweight kits!




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#130495 - 04/18/08 03:51 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
haertig Offline
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Loc: Colorado
Those look pretty cool. I just called my local Ace Hardware and they have them locally. Of course they cost more for me in my area, $6.99, but that's OK. I think I'll pick some up on my next trip to Ace, I like their "packability"

Thanks for the review!

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#130505 - 04/18/08 06:46 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: ]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Originally Posted By: BigDaddyTX
Question: are they stiff or bendy?


They are a little flexible.

PS, I found these same things today at my local Target, in with the BBQ grills and stuff. They were sold under the "Thermos" brand name, but are the same packets.
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#130506 - 04/18/08 06:58 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
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Thanks for the review. Any idea what is actually inside them? The box in your photo says "non-petroleum"...
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#130507 - 04/18/08 07:13 PM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: thseng]
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Originally Posted By: thseng
Thanks for the review. Any idea what is actually inside them? The box in your photo says "non-petroleum"...


The ingredients are "Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Urea Based Resins & Parafins."
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#130522 - 04/19/08 01:24 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
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so its made out of pee??
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#130523 - 04/19/08 01:44 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hi Rusty,

Neat Firestarters. These are the same ones I put in my Youth Group Kits from last summer, I bought them in a dollar store here in Ontario called "Dollarama", they came in a plastic bag with 16 packets in it and they cost $1.00. A great bargin as I find these firestarters worked well.

I had no luck lighting them through the packet with a ferro rod and a hacksaw blade but it worked after I opened the package.

I saw the same firestarters for sale in Canadian Tire in the camping section. I think they were 24 to a bag but were about $6.00?

Mike

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#130529 - 04/19/08 02:18 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: SwampDonkey]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
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Loc: Toledo Ohio
I always to make my own stuff like this. Itís super easy to make fully contained fire starters that work great.
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#130534 - 04/19/08 03:51 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: climberslacker]
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That's what I thought too.

I like them, will have to check out the ACE next time we venture into town...
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#130539 - 04/19/08 04:27 AM Re: Landmann Firestarters: Review with pictures. [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
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Home depot had them under some name as well.

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