The Fresnel Lens Fire Starter is a great back up fire starter and will fit
practically anywhere. It is small, flat, light and cheap. Some practice is required and of course,
one needs a sunny day for it to work. We do not recommend the
Fresnel Lens as a primary fire starting tool, but as an addition to an already supplied kit.
The Fresnel Lens Fire Starter is more commonly
known as a credit card magnifier. However, our version has 4 power
magnification, much more than the 2X or 3X of standard credit card
The Fresnel Lens
has been used for years in various applications,
most notably the Light House Lens. Using a Fresnel Lens allows
the light of the light house to be magnified numerous times and still be
relatively small. It is a truly
Our Fresnel Lens
is made of optical pvc, is .4mm think and weighs 5.5
grams. In short, it is the size of a very thin
credit card. The Fresnel Lens Fire Starter comes with a green case, which
includes notable "Wilderness" quotes.
Warning: Do NOT stare at the focal point of the light when it is burning. It will damage your eyes.