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Pull Start Fire: This $5 Gadget Starts a Campfire With the Pull of a String

No matches or lighters are needed, just pull the Pull Start Fire string for a campfire.

A campfire is a must for the campground. That's where memories are made. Roasting hot dogs and s'mores is one of the best parts of camping with friends and family. As much as we all enjoy time around the campfire, starting it can be daunting for some.

Everyone has different experiences with their methods of fire pits. If getting the fire going is typically a hassle, or high winds and rain are an issue for you, then it's time to consider the Pull Start Fire. It's exactly how it sounds. Just pull the string to get your fire going in seconds.

How it Works

Connect the loop (green string) around a log and put more logs around it. Finally, pull the red string, and there's your fire.

  • Eco-friendly
  • Windproof
  • Weatherproof
  • Safety features included for campers
  • Safe for food like s'mores, marshmallows, or BBQ

If you're looking for a lightweight firestarter for backpacking, RV'ing, or vanning, it doesn't get better than this. It's also a great gadget to look into if you want a patio fire at home. You can find this 3-pack firestarter on Amazon for only $17.99. (You can also buy a single pack at Sportsman's Warehouse for $4.99.) The pricing isn't bad at all.

It's budget-friendly, rainproof, lightweight, and can start a fire in seconds. One of the biggest selling points for me is that it's safe for food, can withstand 200 MPH winds, and lights wet wood. Since it can light wet logs, it's the perfect survival tool for the outdoorsman.

The Pull Start Firestarter will give you a roaring fire much quicker than what you're doing now. You may be a little reluctant about it still, but check out the Amazon customer reviews. An Amazon customer gave it a five-star rating and said, "Works exactly as advertised and burns hot enough to start a decent fire without a need for kindling."

With the pull of a string, you'll have the perfect fire pit for your campsite. Add it to your Amazon wishlist today.

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This post was originally published on October 7, 2020.