Recently I purchased the Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Fire Starter as a gift for my step dad. He is a big hunter and outdoorsmen and I thought what better gift then a fire starter. After playing with it a few times I liked it so much I one for myself. The size, cost, and great features make the nanoStriker XL the only fire starter you’ll need. I kept it for emergencies figuring I wouldn’t really need it since I always keep a lighter and extra butane in my pack. Recently I was out backpacking and it had rained quite a bit. The temperature dropped overnight and by the time I woke up my butane lighter was useless. The rain made it hard to start a fire using just the wood we had in the area. The exotac nanoStriker XL was able to light a small fire starter brick and within no time we had a nice toasty fire for our coffee! It easily lights everything from whatever tinder you can find outside to your backpacking stove. The nanoStriker works no matter how wet or how cold it gets. Something I can’t say about matches or my butane lighter.
The Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Fire Starter is everything you could ask for in a fire starter! It features a replaceable magnesium and ferrocerium rod that will provide sparks even when wet. The XL sports a longer handle than the original nanoStriker for better grip. Its lightweight and easily portable size (less than 6 inches long and ½ an inch wide) makes it easy to pack and carry in any pocket or pouch. Cord can be run through the nanoStriker XL handle for additional portability options. Heavy duty threading and attention to construction ensure all parts of the exotac nanoStriker XL are always secure.
3000 Strikes Per Rod and Fits Easily On Your Keychain
Aside from all the amazing features it’s the ease and dependable use of the nanoStriker XL that I like the most. With a few twists and some tinder you can have a fire started even in the worst of conditions. With 3000 strikes per rod the Striker will last for years and years. You won’t need to worry about oxidation of the rod since it’s got an airtight design. Replacement rods are available if you do ever need them. It’s the perfect size for a key chain with out being cumbersome. It comes in several colors including a nice bright orange so its easily visible if you put it down for any reason. I now have a nanoStriker XL in each backpack so I never go into the woods without one.
All in all I couldn’t be happier with the Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Fire Starter. Weather you’re a hiker, backpacker, survivalist, or just want to be sure you have a consistent and reliable way to start a fire I suggest this tool be part of your arsenal!