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 got one for myself. The size, cost, and great features make the nanoStriker XL the only fire starter you’ll need.
I felt it only fitting to share my experience with using this neat little tool. So enjoy my Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Review below. I'm sure by the end you'll agree that it really does out shine all other ways of fire starting today.
I was recently 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 I could find in the area.
The exotac nanoStriker XL was able to light a small fire almost immediately and in 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.
Great Features Of The Exotac nanoStriker XL
The Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Firestarter 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 Striker Per Rod!
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 without 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 and EDC kit. I'll never go into the woods without one.
Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Review Conclusion
All in all I couldn’t be happier with the Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Ferrocerium Firestarter. 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 go-to equipment. If you've found my Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL Review helpful, feel free to share your comments below.