SURE Strip Military Tinder
SCRAPE IT - STRIKE IT - REUSE IT!
SURE STRIPS are the most versatile tinder on the market today. Made from a highly durable proprietary waxed cloth, these strips can be folded or cut in to any shape. The special wax has a melt point of over 125 degrees F and will ensure your SURE STRIPS won't leak in your wallet, kit or pack.
SURE STRIPS (Nicknamed "S.E.R.E. STRIPS")
This unique product allows every day carry of waterproof tinder, a heat source, lubrication for knives or zippers and even an emergency patch for repair.
Currently in use by several NATO Countries. SURE STRIPS have also been deemed mandatory survival items for inclusion survival / vest applications by the US Army Project Management (PM) Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Aircrew Integrated Systems for the US Army Air Warrior Program.
· Lights with a spark
· Waterproof / Wind-resistant (wind makes stronger flames, can be snuffed in an emergency)
· 3 - 4 minute burn time per strip
· EDC Carry - carry them in your wallet folded
· No odours, oils, dies or mess
· Extremely lightweight and durable (similar characteristics of U.S. currency)
· Non-Toxic - Indefinite shelf life
· Starts 30 to 90 fires when divided and cut into small pieces
· Lubricates weapon parts, zippers
· Use as a source of heat when rolled
· Genuine Military Issue / PN 7188FH
• (6) 8" X 2" SURE STRIPS
• Survival Instructions
• Special Cotton - for when conditions get really challenging
Fire Prep- Collect small, medium and large sized twigs and sticks to prepare your fire before lighting your SURE STRIPS. Detailed instructions are included how to make various fire lays for normal, stealth and rescue fires. Think of the SURE STRIPS as a lighter, its intended purpose is to start fires. You do not need to use the entire strip for each fire. You should be able to make 5 fires per SURE STRIPS. In a situation where all available tinder is too wet, you can use the SURE STRIPS™ as an extender to normal kindling. Burn time is 3 to 4 minutes.
Fire Starting- You can start 30 fires with the cotton provided if you divide each cotton ball into 15 equal parts. Lay one piece of divided cotton on the edge of the SURE STRIPS, use a sparking device to light the cotton. The sparks you create will ignite the cotton and the cotton will ignite the SURE STRIPS. Use care to keep your cotton dry. If strip is wet, try to remove as much moisture as possible and use double the cotton; using a flame does not require cotton and will light easily.
Special Forces Trick #1 Wet Cotton: If cotton becomes wet, squeeze and try to get out as much moisture as possible. Spread out the cotton ball and place it on your head. Cover your head with a hat, Shemagh, etc.. Wait 20 to 25 minutes to dry and relight.
Special Forces Trick # 2 - No Cotton: Tear the end of the SURE STRIPS with your teeth or a knife to expose the inner fiber strands. Pull the strands apart and use a SPARK-LITE™ striker or an Exotac nanoSPARK to create sparks to catch the strands on fire. This trick will work with wet or dry SURE STRIPS. It does take practice, so try give a try before heading out on your next adventure.