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Quick history of the fire piston:
A few hundred years ago, or longer, tribes in the South Pacific area who used blow guns made from bamboo discovered that they could rapidly jam a stick down a piece of bamboo and the air would get hot enough to create a live coal. They fashioned their new fire starter into what is now known as the fire piston. It's said that in the 1800's Rudolph Diesel was introduced to the fire piston and it inspired him to invent the diesel engine. It became so popular at the time that most everyone used a fire piston to light their everyday fires around the home. Later on, the stick match was invented and it replaced the fire piston, then lighters came along and everyone forgot about fire pistons.
In a nutshell, the fire piston is a permanent lighter that can be refilled by nature.
The entire Bare Bones Fire Piston is hand crafted and precision machined from 6061 aircraft aluminum for it's durability, light weight, and weather resistance. The thick wall cylinder is about 3.5" long and about 3/8" in diameter for extreme durability and repeatability in the field. The piston shaft is about 4" long which leaves you plenty of room to use it as is or you have the option to add a handle if you want. You can 'skin' your Bare Bones Fire Piston with any type of wood or other material you see fit. You can 'skin' it, you can paint it any color you want, or you can have it engraved to add a personal touch that makes it YOUR fire piston. Use your creativity and the sky's the limit.
The Bare Bones Fire Piston sports the proprietary DuoSeal technology that allows you choose between using an o-ring for a seal or a traditional string wrapping for a seal. Nearly any type of string will work such as cotton sewing thread, a piece of thread hanging from the cuff of a worn work jacket, a dead plant next to your tent, or even dental floss (dental floss it about the most difficult of string seals whereas natural plant fibers are best). This benefit makes the Bare Bones Fire Piston stand out above and beyond conventional fire pistons by being more versatile in critical situations.
The precision engineering provides for super easy operation which insures a live coal can be generated on each and every stroke. Experienced fire piston users as well as beginners will enjoy this well balanced model that is perfect for training purposes and performs consistently in the field. This benefit makes the Bare Bones Fire Piston stand out above and beyond conventional fire pistons by being very easy to use.
The Bare Bones Fire Piston makes a perfect gift for campers, hikers, or anyone who simply loves the adventurous spirit of the great outdoors. You get the dependability and durability of the aircraft aluminum and the compact versatility coupled with the ease of use only the Bare Bones Fire Piston can deliver. If you want a high quality fire piston at a fantastic price, the Bare Bones Fire Piston is for you.
These fire pistons have been through the tedious processes and quality checks they all must pass before advancing to the final stage for assembly. In other words, these fire pistons are in perfect working order and the only task remaining is to 'skin' them with your favorite wood or simply buff 'em up and make 'em shine! ...or you can use them as they are ;)
This sale is for the Bare Bones Fire Piston that comes with a neoprene o-ring, a small sample of high quality char cloth made from 100% cotton, and operating instructions. Oh yeah, you get FREE SHIPPING to USA addresses too! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
The BareBones fire piston is CNC machined from 6061 aircraft aluminum. (Repeatability and RELIABILITY)
The thick wall cylinder is about 3.5" long and about 3/8" in diameter. (Small and LIGHTWEIGHT, yet strong)
The inner surface of the cylinder wall is ANODIZED for EXTREME PERFORMANCE. (No others offer this feature)
The piston shaft is about 4" long and .25" in diameter. (Generates immense pressure with EASY OPERATION)
The precision engineering allows you to use an o-ring or a string seal. (Extremely VERSATILE in the field)
The dependability has been tested on all continents, except for ANTARCTICA! (...But I'm still trying ;)
These fire pistons are in perfect working order and the only task remaining is to 'skin' them with your favorite wood, buff 'em up and make 'em shine, or simply use them the way they are ;)
This sale is for 1(one) BareBones Fire Piston that comes with a NEOPRENE O-RING, a small sample of high quality CHAR CLOTH made from 100% cotton, and OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. Feel free to send me an email with any questions.
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