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    Numyth Vulcan Fire Piston



    Anyone can make fire with a lighter or match. Many can make fire with a ferro rod. Have you every tried fire by compression? If not, you'll be amazed. The compression of the air when the piston is quickly rammed into the cylinder causes the interior temperature to rise sharply to 260°C (500°F). Once you do it, you'll want to show others around you and they'll be shocked too! AND, this is the first fire piston I've seen with the tinder chamber we've wanted for years?

    The Vulcan Fire Piston is the first production CNC fire piston in the world and is also the first product from their new brand, Numyth. Numyth is dedicated to bringing you the most innovative and highest quality outdoor and survival products on the market.

    The Vulcan is precision CNC machined from an aerospace grade aluminum alloy and has an ultra tough hard anodized type III coating to protect it from scratches and general wear. The body has generous amounts of knurling to ensure that the fire piston stays in your hand securely, even when using gloves. The top of the fire piston features a removable cap that allows access to a watertight storage capsule, perfect for keeping your tinder or other small items safe and dry. The bottom cap of the tube is also removable, which allows you to be able to clean the tube when tinder and lubrication builds up as well as keeping the piston securely in place when not in use.

    How it works

    Similar to a diesel engine, a fire piston works by rapidly compressing air and igniting a small piece of tinder held in place in the tinder notch. An ember is created instead of a flame, so relatively advanced fire starting skills are needed to take advantage of the ember once created. In order to properly use the fire piston, easily ignitable tinder such as char cloth or true tinder fungus is required.

    Features

    Aluminum alloy construction
    Natural color hard anodized type III coating
    O-ring sealed watertight tinder capsule
    O-ring sealed tube cap
    Double piston o-rings
    Square threads for long life and reliable use
    One piece when not in use
    Removable tube cap for easy cleaning and storage
    Imported

    Included Items

    Vulcan Fire Piston
    Zippered plastic storage pouch
    Instructions
    Spare o-rings
    Lubrication

  • #2
    VEry cool Rage, where did you find this, on line or were you able to pick one up localy???

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    • #3
      I like it where can I get one or 3 ?
      Robert W
      Democracy Will Cease To Exist When You Take Away From Those Who Are Willing To Work And Give to Those Who Are Not.-Thomas Jefferson

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      • #4
        If you want one go to E-Bay don't be surprised by the cost.

        The problems with this are many

        1. to many parts. If you stop to clean it a piece could come up missing they are small.

        2. Unless you have a lot of extra money you could only buy one. You could buy 100 Bic lighters and spread them around for what 1 will cost you.

        3. It has to remain DRY including the tender to work and it is not waterproof. So keep it in a zip lock bag.

        It's nice to see new items come out, but you have to remember that most people who may want one, don't have the extra cash just for one over priced item!

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        • #5
          Do you have one?

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          • #6
            Thanks to all for the info .
            Robert W
            Democracy Will Cease To Exist When You Take Away From Those Who Are Willing To Work And Give to Those Who Are Not.-Thomas Jefferson

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Curdog View Post
              Do you have one?
              No,

              As mentioned above, lighters are the key.

              Carry one on you at all times! Chances are you have a ball of lint in your pocket(s) so you have some tinder !

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              • #8
                I had one two years ago. I took it hunting and when we needed it due to a very cold icy rain it had gotten wet and did not work. My brother checked his pockets and had a BIC lighter that lite up first time. I gave that over priced piston fire maker to my brother-in-law for his birthday (Don't like him at all) lol I hope he tried to use it many times! Me I bought a lot of small BIC lighters and carry one
                or two everywhere I go.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RICHFL View Post
                  I had one two years ago. I took it hunting and when we needed it due to a very cold icy rain it had gotten wet and did not work. My brother checked his pockets and had a BIC lighter that lite up first time. I gave that over priced piston fire maker to my brother-in-law for his birthday (Don't like him at all) lol I hope he tried to use it many times! Me I bought a lot of small BIC lighters and carry one
                  or two everywhere I go.
                  Thanks for the heads up, I had it in the back of my mind that it would be water proof...I will stay with my lighters, fire starters, and such.

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                  • #10
                    Going to try to make one out of bamboo got some drying now.
                    WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THOSE WHO HAD SWORN TO KILL US 9-11-01

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                    • #11
                      i have several fire pistons and yes they work that is if you have charcloth and lube for the piston I call them a novelty fire starter ... better to learn some method of primitive fire starting you'll have better luck in an adverse situation.
                      Survival is not the art of living it's the art of existing

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                      • #12
                        I have one its fun to play with. My little sister can get to work about everytime but my older step brother (ex.Mill, ex.Cop) With a huge ego to boot, couldn't get it to work got mad and threw it on the ground and walked away.

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                        • #13
                          I have one and love it! Those of you who say it is a novelty and that youll just use a lighter, well of course a lighter is easier to use, but lighters also run out of fuel and they can get wet just as eaily as anything else. This device will essentially last forever, whoch in a long term survival situation would make it indispensible once your lighters run out and your ferro rods are worn too thin to work anymore. It isn't the easiest device to get the hang of but as far as making primitive fire, once you have gotten the hang of it it doesnt take a lot of energy to make it work, unlike rubbing sticks together.
                          As far as it getting wet, I would venture to say that if this were your only means of making fire, you would do what it takes to keep it dry! They arent that hard to dry back out if it did get wet anyway, but while you are fiddling with your soaked bic, I would be putting an ember into my tinder bundle already ;-)

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                          • #14
                            My el-cheapo is by Wilderness Solutions, the Scout model. It works so well that I see no need to replace it with a more expensive model.
                            Like several of you have already mentioned, its should not the only means & it deserves protecting from the elements.
                            I'm living your dreams!

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                            • #15
                              Going to have to 100% disagree with ya. It is a total novelty and not practical. They rely on an o-ring- which can tear, come off, wear out, get ruined. Once that happens that's it. They have to be clean, lubed, and have a good gasket to work. Furthermore your tinder has to be VERY dry. Remember Flame > Spark/Ember

                              A lighter even when out of fuel is still a sparking device

                              Originally posted by MasterMynd View Post
                              I have one and love it! Those of you who say it is a novelty and that youll just use a lighter, well of course a lighter is easier to use, but lighters also run out of fuel and they can get wet just as eaily as anything else. This device will essentially last forever, whoch in a long term survival situation would make it indispensible once your lighters run out and your ferro rods are worn too thin to work anymore. It isn't the easiest device to get the hang of but as far as making primitive fire, once you have gotten the hang of it it doesnt take a lot of energy to make it work, unlike rubbing sticks together.
                              As far as it getting wet, I would venture to say that if this were your only means of making fire, you would do what it takes to keep it dry! They arent that hard to dry back out if it did get wet anyway, but while you are fiddling with your soaked bic, I would be putting an ember into my tinder bundle already ;-)
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