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7x Power Glass Magnifying Lens Carry this 7x power magnifying glass lens in your fire starting kit. Includes brown velour draw string bag. Approx. 1 1/2" (40mm) in diameter Approx. 1/2" thick (12m...
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Firestarting Kit with Brass box: Complete firestarting kit, include a Brass Box with magnifying lens, flint, striker, char cloth and jute. The importance of knowing how to start a fire could save a...

Magnifying Glass Fire Starter

No lighter. No ferro rod. And you’re out of matches. How are you going to get a fire going? 

On a sunny day, you can spark an ember with a high-powered magnifying glass – but you can’t just use any magnifying glass to spark an ember. A fire starter needs to intensify the sun’s rays enough to create high heat.

The magnifying lenses from Self Reliance Outfitters are made from pure K9 crystal and will multiply the sun’s power by six or seven times. With this level of intensity, you can light your tinder quickly, even on a cold day. 

Add a high-quality glass magnifying lens from Self Reliance Outfitters to your survival kit, and never go without hot food and a warm fire when you’re in the wilderness. 

How to Start a Fire with a Magnifying Lens

With the right magnifying glass and tinder, you’ll have a flame going within a few seconds to a few minutes. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Types of Tinder to Use with a Fire-Starter Magnifying Glass

The first thing you need to do is place dry tinder on a flat surface. You can use natural kindling materials, such as fatwood, shredded bark, dry leaves, twigs, or pine needles. Other items like pocket lint, jute, and crumpled paper work well, too, if you have them. 

How to Hold Your Magnifier

The smaller your beam of light, the faster your lens will work. Hold the glass over your tinder to get a concentrated light beam—the light circle should look small and bright.

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Then, keep the lens still until the energy from the magnified light can spark an ember. 

Other Essential Fire-Starting Gear

If the ground is wet, you might not find a lot of dry tinder: That’s where a fire starter like the Pathfinder Mini Inferno pads come in handy.

Mini Inferno

Mini Inferno

That’s why it’s essential always to have more than one fire-starting device. Keep mini infernos,ferro rods, or flint and striker in your camping kit along with your fire-starter glass, and you’ll be able to get a flame going no matter the time of day or weather conditions.

If you want to be extra prepared, fire-starting kits like our Hudson Bay Tobacco Box Fire Set are a great option. 

Hudson Bay Tobacco Box Fire Set

Hudson Bay Tobacco Box Fire Set

This small but mighty fire-starting kit comes with a glass lens, char cloth, jute, flint, and striker set — everything you need to start a fire, from kindle to multiple fire-starting options. 

Get Your Fire-Starter Magnifying Glass from the Survival Experts

As a bushcrafter, you know always to be prepared. Simple, easy to carry, but immensely powerful, fire-starter magnifying lenses are one of those things you can take with you everywhere. Get yours today.