Wandering the halls of the Colorado Center at the last Outdoor Retailer, I was literally pulled into a booth to be shown a Survival EDC Carabiner – the Firebiner. First off, that’s the way EVERY company should be at ORShow, so kudos to Outdoor Element for their chutzpah and good energy.
Colorado-based Outdoor Element started with the KODIAK, a survival bracelet that went WAY beyond the typical paracord and done versions. Theirs included a Fire Starting Buckle,1 strand of fire tinder, 2 strands of 20-pound braided fishing line and approximately 8 to 10 feet of survival 550 paracord. Now that’s a survival bracelet – fire and food.
They are starting to branch out and the Firebiner is one of their newest pieces of gear. A Survival EDC (Every Day Carry) Carabiner, the Firebiner boasts a multitude of uses: a safety blade for fine cutting; hang slots for keys or other dangly objects; flathead screwdriver tip; and a bottle opener (man cannot survive on nothing but food and water).
But, most importantly (and the most fun), it includes a fire wheel, which sparks the included ferro rod and helps you make fire. (Fire, fire, fire!) Super easy to use and eminently practical, this could be a literal lifesaver.
Never be without a firestarter again – a titanium coated stainless steel body means it might last forever. A 1 ounce weight means you’ll barely feel it in your pocket or pack, or make sure it stays attached with its stainless steel wire gate.
Ultimately, the Firebiner takes the place of so many other pieces of your gear, and adds fire, how cool is that?
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