It’s kind of hard to find now, although last I checked it was still available at Canadian Tire. It’s from Coleman, and it’s a fire-starter; in fact, it’s just about the handiest little thing you could ever hope to use at a camp site. If you are in the U.S. and want to order a propane fire starter from Amazon, you can click on this image:
This one is pricier, but has more options:
Whichever one you choose, it’s super easy to use; just screw it on to the top of your small propane tank.
Then just light a match or a piece of paper under your wood. You only need the fire to continue for as long as it takes to place the wand near it, and the fire just bursts up! You have to leave it there until the wood catches, but that doesn’t take long. When you remove the wand the fire extinguishes from the end of the wand automatically. Don’t forget to turn it off, though, or you’ll waste your propane.
This started the fire in the morning as well as some and better than most other methods I’ve tried. So easy! The nice thing about it is that if you have a small propane tank you don’t need to pack fire starter–although I do. Always. Never trust nature or circumstances, I always say.
If anyone finds this item for sale in Canadian stores, will you let us know in the comments section below? It’s so handy!