Fire Piston Review
Hey. Was reluctant to buy the piston because the last one I ordered (not your make or model) I took on a 5 day survival canoe trip with 5 court ordered teenagers without testing it. We tried for the entirety of the trip to get it to work with no luck.. so naturally I tested yours right out of the package and I have to say I’m impressed… lubed the piston with a little oil from the side of my nose, inserted char cloth and first try I had an ember..! So thanks for making a legit product.. this will be with me on every excursion from this point forward.
Good day and thank you for the fire piston product! I tested it out and was successful both times to obtain a coal. I think it is very sturdy, quality tool for such a low price. Out here in Wyoming, I love to backpack and camp. I am always looking for new ways how to survive possible long term. I have successfully used a magnifying glass and flint/steel for fire making, but this tops it! I am placing this piece of gold in my pack to ALWAYS have with me where ever I go.
I’m digging this fire piston! I had a merry blaze going in minutes with little effort. This is the best fire piston around in my opinion. The price is right, it looks good, feels nice in the hand, and is very smooth during use. No rough edges or hiccups anywhere. This is a must have item for any outdoorsman.
I absolutely love the piston. I bought it for keeping in my go-bag, but now I need another one for the house – I light my woodstove with it pretty much every night. it makes me take the time to set it up right – which, after a day at work is just the distraction I need. very satisfying to light a fire this way. also – I am doing this with a very injured left hand. it is all about technique, just like your instructions say. Thanks for an awesome product!
Thank you Mike, you have a great product and your customer service is the best I have had in a long time. Prompt responses to questions even after hours. Again thank you from the Webelos scouts in Pack 276
I got the wooden fire piston for Christmas this year. Half hour later I had a fire going using the piston. Very short learning curve. One hit – one ember every time. Awesome product, I highly recommend it.
I love it, I’m a novice but I used your amazing piston to create a lovely coal the very first time. Thank you so much.
This is my 1st experience with a fire piston. I bought the wood handled version, it has gotten some solid whacks on hard surfaces. It is Very durable!! The spare O rings and the amount of char cloth the piston came with were generous. Instructions for use and how to make more char cloth are clearly written, easy to follow. It only took me about a half hour of practice to get the hang of using it. I’m confident that I could use this to get a fire rolling in either a camping or a survival situation. Solid product, great customer service. Email response time was within minutes. Phenomenal . Very happy with my purchase and have already recommended to others. Thanks again
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I like the CampFire Pistons I bought recently. I’m not sure which of the two fire pistons I like better. The Hickory Fire Piston looks great, and the wood provides a great grip for holding and striking. On the other hand I really like the aluminum piston for its handy size. It’s great for pocket carry, and even though it has a little less to hold – and pad my hand when I strike it – I’ve gotten an ember on the first strike almost every time I’ve tried it, so that’s not a problem. These are both great fire pistons!
I also bought a Hickory Fire Piston as a Christmas gift for my son-in-law; he’s since taken it on a camping trip and it really did the job. He loves his too.
Finally, kudos for your outstanding customer service; you were extremely helpful when I had questions and you really stand behind your product. Thank you for an excellent fire piston and first-class service. I’m a fan!
Fire Piston Review I just got my fire piston and it works great. I even used my own char cloth which tells me that I did that right as well. Nice product at a good price,
Fire Piston Review
I felt compelled to write a quick note to you about my Hickory Fire Piston I ordered.
You have quite possibly the easiest fire piston on the market. I opened the package and took it outside for a test run and after loading the piston cap with a small piece of char I plunged the piston and quickly pulled it out. The char has a nice pleasing glow on my first attempt. Even my wife who has no interest in fire making other than strike a match got the char alight on her first try.
Thank you and well done for making available a first class fire piston at a great price.
I recently purchased a fire piston from you and I have to say it’s a damn fine product! I’ve purchased two other pistons in the past from different vendors and I had no luck. I was apprehensive about this one but I read the instructions as usual, loaded it up, and on the second plunge I had a coal! My hand didn’t hurt and I was able to get a fire going in the yard. I’ve played with it a few more times and I’ve had success each time. I just want to say thank you for creating a well priced, well machined product that I can add to my tools for bushcraft!
Received my order a few days ago, the $20 job made with oak, and the $15 piston, plus some tinder, etc. Tried my char cloth first (made with some sort of heavier cloth, not even sure what), no luck, so I put some of your char cloth in and presto, ember on first attempt! Have done it 5 more times to demonstrate, and gotten an ember every time on first shot. Beautiful little tool, and your prices are very reasonable. Can’t wait to try it out at my property and build a fire without any matches.
I wanted to let you know I received my two fire pistons today I could not wate to test them out .They are what I expected and more! I live in the Great Smoky Mountains my family and I love to camp and hike I always carry a flint and steel but think now my favorite fire tool is your fire piston. I will happily tell my friends about you and be a loyal customer. Once again
Mike, I live in south/south-central Louisiana in an area called the Duck Capital of America, Gueydan, LA. It is rice, marsh, bayous, ducks, and geese and we love it. Sometimes we need a small fire and matches are just no fun. I have had glass pistons, plastic pistons, pipe pistons, you name it. None performed very well. Then there was you. What a machine you have! I am a physics/chemistry teacher and can appreciate the science behind the appliance but no one has mastered this art as you have. Thank you so much for your devotion to your art and to the survival of fellow man. I have already constructed a leather pouch for it. By the way, the curly birdseye maple perfectly matches my Sho-Bud Pedal Steel guitar. That alone, my friend, makes it a keeper.Respectfully yours,
You are amazing !
I just got your package, had been traveling.
I am totally impressed and at a loss for words.
Cannot wait to try THEM…
Wow, you certainly went far and above my expectations.
Thank you and God Bless your business.
Just received my Fire Piston and can’t stop using it…it is awesome!
I am an Assistant Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop and I have been teaching our Scouts wilderness survival skills of the past few weeks which is leading up to a survival campout where they will be very limited on items they can take with them.
I would like to know if you would be interested in pricing a quantity of Fire Pistons for us…say 20-25 of them.
They would not have to have a finish on them, we could let each boy finish his own to personalize it. I just taught char cloth making last week, so we wouldn’t need any char cloth or jute,
I guess the best way to ask is what price could you give us for an unfinished fire piston with two spare o-rings for each fire piston?
I think the fire piston would make an excellent addition to their survival gear kit.
Thank you for your time and consideration of my request.
Panama City, FL
I’m a Captain working in the Gulf of Mexico and I’m surrounded by a bunch of great guys who are avid fisherman, hunters, campers, hikers, and yes even survivalist. We spend
a lot of time together to the point we become like family. So exchanging gifts can be expensive and difficult to say the least. Being rugged individualist that they are and having just about every toy known to man. It’s hard to figure out what they can actually use or don’t have. Up until recently I had never seen one of your fire starters and the ones I’ve seen where priced as if they where made of precious metals. LOL, So when I came across yours , It’s became evident that I had found the solution to my dilemma. So why don’t you work up a price for 10 of them and get back with me and we’ll see about ordering more after the first order. The guys on the vessels, my hunting club and VFW will love to have one of these Gizmos. No Offense in the word, it’s just that I think their the best thing I’ve seen since sliced bread. Ha!