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  • 7cm rod and good quality steel. 
  • Produces large sparks with ease. 
  • Now with 550 paracord for extra strength in the cord.
  • Now with waxed rope that can take a spark
  • Now with an expandable rod for blowing directly into fire

We have been teaching people to light fires since 2005. They bring a wide variety of flint and steels. This one is the best by far.

"I have seen 7 year old children use this type of ferro rod and steel to easily light birch bark dust, birch bark peelings, fat wood dust, fat wood scrapings and of course cotton wool." - Trueways Instructor 

If you want to light natural materials easily without frustration this is the rod to pick.  The best method is to hold the rod vertically and pin down the tinder. Then, run the steel down firmly at an angle of about 30°.
 You can buy cheaper flint and steels but you will be frustrated when trying to light natural tinder in cold and damp conditions. 

  • If your life depends on it, you need good kit - this is the BEST in the world. 
  • I have tried every shape and size of flint and steel and nothing works as well as this one. 
  • Most of my clients on courses end up ditching the cheap one they bought and using or buying one of mine. 

Easily Light:
  • birch bark peelings (best from saplings)
  • birch bark dust (best from dead birch tree bark)
  • fat wood dust
  • fat wood scrapings
  • cotton wool
  • punk wood
  • feather sticks
  • waxed cordage


Kid's 3 Day Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brilliant course and a great weekend with a very informative teacher

Wayne S

5 Day Basic to Advanced ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Day Basic to Advanced ⭐⭐⭐⭐

It's only by coming on such a course does one realize how ill prepared one is for surviving in the outdoors

The instructor was great - sharing practical skills & knowledge in an inclusive manner; giving us all the chance to practice our newly acquired skills ; I excelled at knots & fire starting

Perry L

Mountain Survival Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mountain Survival Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fantastic course. Phenomenal staff, team and routes.

Adam T

5 Day Basic to Advanced Woodland Survival ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5 Day Basic to Advanced Woodland Survival ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I thoroughly enjoyed the course Andy and Amo were great and their experience showed. October 2020 was tough but a great time even when wet!!
I will take a lot away from this especially the psychological side. Mentally it is as tough as the physical but I can say I'll be back! I cannot recommend this course enough - if you want to be challenged and your willing to push yourself.
It teaches that giving up and giving in is not a option!

Stephen B

3 Day Kids
3 Day Kids' Advanced Survival ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Our second year under Andy’s guidance and what a great adventure we had!
Absolutely fantastic time with my eight year old son and a small group of like minded dads and kids.
It was challenging for the kids and the assessments were hard but Andy helped them through and was keen engaging and above all patient!
Thanks to Trueways and particularly Andy for looking after us so well in these difficult times.

Dominic and Lawrence

Kid's Woodland Survival Course ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My survival enthusiastic 9 year old throughly enjoyed 2 days on Cannock Chase. All of the children responded well to excellent tuition from Andy who struck up a quick rapore. Excellent venue which is of interest from a historical perspective and made the night time treasure hunt a brilliant experience. Adults will learn things too and will stand your children in good stead if they go on to do DofE. Thanks for a great weekend.

James H