Making A Fire Doesn’t Get Any Simpler Than With This Clever Fire Starter


As long as you remember to bring the right tools, starting a fire in the wilderness is easy enough. For those long days when you’re too tired to spend time sparking a flint and blowing into a fire, though, wouldn’t you prefer something that would let you start a campfire that you can leave on its own in seconds? That would be this Pull Start Fire.

Arguably the most convenient way to start a fire, it requires nothing more than pulling a string. Seriously. No matches, no lighters, and no extra fanning necessary. As soon as you pull the string, the thing will light up on its own, sending any logs, twigs, or branches you gathered around it into a burning flame.


Pull Start Fire is a brick-sized contraption (4.75 x 2 x 1 inches, w x h x d) with two strings, one green and one red, on either end. To use, simply tie down the green string to a log to secure it and pull the red string off to start the fire. Removing the red string triggers some sort of firecracker inside (there will be a small explosion), which then sets the rest of the brick on fire. It can keep burning for up to 40 minutes even in the middle of 200 mph winds, so this thing will light any fire, no questions asked. Do note, while kindling is not necessary, they recommend adding some if you’re burning damp logs to ensure everything burns nicely.


Available in packs of six, Pull Start Fire is priced at $25.

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3 Responses

  1. Thomas

    These might work great for a survival situation, but I’d use these anytime I went camping. The Pull Start Fire makes starting a campfire extremely easy. It won’t matter if you forgot your fire-starting skills from when you were a kid on cubs scouts, because the Pull Start Fire allows anyone to easily start a campfire.

    The best feature about the Pull Start Fire is it can keep the flame going in windy weather and even light rains. After a long day of playing in the woods, the last thing you want to do is fight to get a fire going when you return to the campground. The ease of use combined with the portability of it makes the Pull Start Fire a great bargain, even at $4 a pop.

  2. Cassie

    Sadly, I would never survive in the wild. People have told me for years that it’s not actually all that difficult to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Maybe creating fire the old fashioned way just isn’t in the cards for me because no matter how many times I try, I get absolutely nothing other than sore hands. What I love about the pull fire is the simplicity and convenience for people like me. If I’m not able to pull a string correctly then maybe I shouldn’t be allowed to camp on my own lol. The only thing that I’m not so sure about is the promise that the fire will continue to burn for up to 40 minutes even with 200 MPH winds. I’d have to see that to believe it.


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