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Firebiner Silver
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EVER SPARK™ FIRE WHEEL

Consistent sparks in all weather conditions; replaceable ferro rod.

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WIRE GATE

Stainless Steel resists corrosion, strong spring to stay closed but still easy to open.

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SCREW DRIVER TIP

For all of those small ad hoc slotted moments.

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BOTTLE OPENER

Pop, fizz, happiness.

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UTILITY BLADE

Inset for safety; cut cord, fishing line, loose threads, etc.

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HANG SLOTS

Attach to keys, vial to hold tinder or fire accelerant, etc. …get creative.

Firebiner

A survival carabiner that is as much for everyday use as it is for survival enhancement.

$14.95

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Additional information

Weight 0.09 lbs
Dimensions 5.75 × 3 × 0.25 in
FEATURES

EverSpark Technology: patent-pending Spark Wheel to help start fires easily
Replaceable ferro rod, with extra rods included
Very strong stainless steel construction with a 100 lbs capacity
Extremely durable titanium coating
Lightweight, only 1 oz
Stainless steel safety blade to easily cut paracord, fishing line, string and much more
Bottle opener for refreshment time.
Screwdriver tip
Hang slots to connect keys or anything else with an appropriate ring or clasp
Strong, thin, stainless steel gate that stays closed but is easy to open when needed

Color

Black Forest, Silverthorne, Blue River, Aurora (Multicolor), Golden

Warranty

FIREBINER LIMITED WARRANTY

The Firebiner (“product”) is covered under a limited warranty by Outdoor Element (“maker”). This limited warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use and maintenance for 180 days from the date of purchase (“warranty period”) from an authorized dealer. During this warranty period maker will refund the purchase price or replace the product at no charge if product proves defective because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance. A replacement product assumes the remaining warranty of the original product or 90 days from the date of replacement, whichever is longer.

This limited warranty does not cover any problem caused by conditions, malfunctions or damage not resulting from defects in material or workmanship. This limited warranty does not cover product sold by unauthorized dealers. Maker does not authorize anyone other than themselves to sell their product on 3rd party internet sites (such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc.).

To find authorized dealers and their locations, please see https://www.outdoorelement.com/retail-locator/ or write to us at OE Retailer Request, PO Box 3392, Englewood, CO 80155-3392.

To obtain warranty service, contact us at info@outdoorelement.com to determine the problem and the most appropriate solution for you.

30 reviews for Firebiner

  1. Matthew Carden

    I love these things. I just got them in, I’ve already started the fire pit, and opened a few beers. For the hell of it, I picked up my 45# kettlebell with it and some 550 cord. So I know it’ll hold that at least. I bought a few so I can torture this one.

  2. Daniel F

    Mine just came in, I love it. I usually use a ferro rod and steal, but the wheel method on the Firebiner is much more consistent and makes it a lot easier to direct the spark. Great product, it will definitely be a staple of my camping gear in the future, can’t wait to put it to use!

  3. Will

    These are incredible, BUY THEM!!

    Bought the 3 pack on Kickstarter and I’ve been carrying one since I got them a few weeks ago. The Fire Wheel sparks reliably, the bottle opener is easy to use and the blade is very sharp. Overall the Firebiner exceeded my expectations and I am thoroughly impressed!

    One minor quality control issue I’ve noticed are deviations with the body of the Firebiners I received – There is slightly more material on one where that material was clearly machined away on the others. This has no impact on their function but should be mentioned.

    Support these guys, their products are great and they treat their customers very well.

    Thanks Outdoor Element!

  4. Nicholas

    Come on… the coloration and the use of these are just top notch. The ‘feel’ and impression of it is extremely good too when the package arrives. Came with spare ferro rods and instructions detailed on the back for the geek that i am .

    I can say that its the best kickstarter project i’ve backed to date with constant updates on their progress.

    Will get more in the future (bought 3 and gave one away to my brother-in-law)
    Its gonna be my travel companion from now onwards!

  5. Derek Stearns

    I am so glad I backed this product! Everyone I show it to loves it. I have been toting this around ever since it arrived. The perfect EDC combined with the vial, reflector driver, a bullet light and a pocket samurai. Couldn’t ask for a better product. If you carry a carabiner, you should be carrying this one!

  6. Jill

    I love my Firebiner. So far everything works as it should, and it is so light! It came with a few dents, but otherwise I am a very satisfied customer. I am definitely going to be buying more of these, especially when the silver vials come through. I also wrote a more in-depth review here: http://themotleygeek.com/firebiner-review-carabiner-preppers-dream/

  7. David Miller

    I backed the 5-pack and have been using one daily and love it.

  8. Amber

    Love the fire sparker. Nice and functional as described. Aurora/rainbow color is great. I wish it were smaller, it is a little too big for every day carry (doesn’t fit in my pocket, normal women’s jeans). I wish there were a smaller option for backpacking. I don’t need a bottle opener, screwdriver, or cord cutter on the trail.

    • Joe Brown

      Amber, great suggestion. It is actually in the works. Stay tuned…

  9. Leslie (verified owner)

    Love it. However, my wife and I have had the wire gate come off on several occasions.

    • Joe Brown

      Since the initial production run, based on the great feedback we got, we are now “bucking” the wire gates so they won’t come off. You should not have any more problems with wire gates.

  10. David Miller

    What a fun, and useful, addition to my key chain. I love being able to hook my keys to a belt loop and this is so easy to do one-handedly while walking. While I’ll never likely be in a situation where I need a fire-starter, it’s fun having the sparker and playing with it. I have used the screwdriver a few times and the cutter is excellent for those plastic tags. Thanks for such a useful, innovative, and downright fun creation! =)

  11. Laura S. Honey

    5 out of 5 my rating Fantstic tool

  12. Nunzio

    The wire gate is too loose causing the firebiner to come unhooked from my belt loop. Any idea how I can increase the tension on the wire gate to prevent the aforementioned from happening?

    • Joe Brown

      Nunzio, that is interesting. Would you mind sending a picture to me at jbrown@outdoorelement.com? We will either get it fixed or replaced. That does seem strange.
      Thanks,
      Joe

  13. Daniel Garcia

    I received mine in PMP Prep Box 📦 and really love the look and feel of it. The Aurora has beautiful colors and is easy to identify. Used the spark wheel to relight a gas stove and used the cutter at work to shorten a cord attached to a child’s balloon 🎈. My only problem is the clip or wire gate is a little lose. I’d feel better with more tension as I use this to carry my car 🚙 keys now. Other then that, want to buy a few more and the fire 🔥 kits for them.

    • Joe Brown

      Daniel, thanks for the comment. How long ago did you purchase your Firebiner? We have made some improvements along the way – thicker, stronger wire gate, bucked ends on the wire gate, and the most recent improvement was to put an indentation in the body where the wire gate rests, thus making it more secure. Thanks a ton for your support and helping us spread the word.

  14. Marc Brooks

    Love my Firebiners! I was part of the Kickstarter and all three are in daily use. My wife won’t give hers up and my paramedic friend loves the 3rd (and I’ll be she and her cadre are going to love the new Fire Escape, I know I’ll be getting one).

    Great quality build, durable. Replaceable flint is great (my 8 & 10 year old sons have started many campfires with it).

  15. Dash Martin

    Got my Firebiner a little over a year ago and it’s been great! Unfortunately I went to clip it to my belt loop while walking into a store and discovered the wire gate was gone. Looked all over for it, but had no luck. Any way to get a replacement wire gate?

    OE Reply:
    Dash, we will get one sent out to you right away. And, based on the great feedback, we have made some improvements. One of the improvements is a “bucked” gate, so it can’t fall out anymore. Thanks a ton for your support.

  16. Roy Scott

    Can I take the Firebiner on an airplane (will the TSA confiscate it)?
    Answer: Yes in most areas except Canada and China. The Firebiner has been carried on planes all over the world and have only had issues in Canada and China. If you get a TSA agent that is having a bad day and decides to take it away (they have ultimate discretion) then let us know.

  17. Josh Williams

    I was given my Firebiner as a gift from my wife and use it as by key chain. Then one day the wire gate popped off, but I found it. Then it came off again and I never did find it. I continued to use the gateless Firebiner as my keychain because it has many useful functions. The other day I sent Outdoor Element a note and requested a new wire gate. They let me know they would not only send me a new gate, but also a new re-designed Firebiner with a “bucked” wire gate that will not pop out. The product is great, but more than that the company is a pleasure to deal with. It was also good to see product improvements to their already solid products. Thank you Joe.
    Josh

  18. Jesús M.

    Gracias al equipo de Joe por su rapidez en el envío y tener unos productos diferentes. divertidos y prácticos.

    Un saludo amigos del otro lado del charco.

  19. Wayne

    It is a cool product. However how do I change the ferro rod? I also bought the tinder kit with the tool. How do I use the tool to replace the ferro rod? It does not fit in the hole/slot on the side of the wheel.

    • Joe Brown

      Wayne, we replied to your other comment. Feel free to email us at info@outdoorelement.com if you need more clarification.

  20. Wayne

    I purchased the firebiner and tinder kit with tool. How do I use it to replace the ferro rod?

    • Joe Brown

      Wayne, the Firebiner packaging shows you to change out the ferro rod. Use the mini-screwdriver from the kit and carefully unscrew the set screw in the Firebiner opposite the spark wheel. There is a spring inside, so be careful and do this in a controlled environment. Once the set screw is out, pull out the spring and then knock out any remaining ferro rod. Insert new ferro rod and spring. Pinch the set screw between your thumb and forefinger and push it down on top of the spring into the hole that holds the ferro rod and spring. Use the mini-screwdriver (or eyeglass screwdriver) to turn the set screw into the threads until it is about flush with the Firebiner body. You can tighten the set screw as needed to maintain a good spark, until you have used up the ferro rod (about 2,000 sparks) and then it is time to change it out again. Let us know if this works for you. We will work on posting a video to our YouTube channel.

  21. Aldo Costantini

    Good evening, I would like to know if it is possible to receive some of your products in order to be able to review them, but only to try and then return it on my part.
    Waiting for your feedback, I would like to say.

    Aldo Costantini
    Via Repubblica 1679/A
    51028 Campo Tizzoro (Pistoia)
    Italy
    Email:aldino@inwind.it

    • Joe Brown

      See our email reply for more information. You live in a beautiful area! Thanks for contacting us.

  22. Leigh (verified owner)

    Love this thing!! I was never confident with my flint and steel, but it is so easy to get consistent sparks with this. Not to mention, it is super lightweight and has many other uses. This thing is awesome and is now my go-to gift for anyone that enjoys the outdoors!!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks a ton for the kudos Leigh. As a small business, word of mouth and online reviews are huge for us. Much appreciated.

  23. Mary Clements (verified owner)

    I was given the opportunity to test and review the Firebiner from Outdoor Element. Fortunately, there was not a burn ban yet and we were able to test it out. The Firebiners come in an array of different colors, some bearing the names of popular sites. Being from CA, I had to get the Yosemite biner. The packaging is small and nondescript but you need to make sure that you keep it as it is where the extra Ferro Rods are kept. It took me a few tries at home to feel comfortable with lighting tinder, so I suggest you practice before you take it out into the wild. The features of the Firebiner were pretty awesome: Screwdriver, bottle opener, utility blade, and is rated to hold up to 100 pounds of gear (did not test this part yet). This tool helps create fire and while it took me a few tries to get it right, a child could easily ignite something using it.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Mary for the review. We love feedback. Yes, by all means keep it away from small children. We find it to be a handy tool, but we are pretty biased. :) Check out all the other specialty Firebiners as well. Please continue to help us spread the word.

  24. Brittany Frostrom

    I had the awesome opportunity to test the Firebiner by Outdoor Element.

    I am an avid backpacker and as so there are a few things that I love when it comes to gear. Multifunctional, light weight, and simplicity. All these items were checked-off my list when I received the Firebiner to review. At first glance this just looked like a typical carabiner, but when you really get into the looking at this Firebiner, you know that this is something unique. I was really excited to take this over the weekend to try it out. For our hike in to the campground I used it to attach my solar lantern to my pack and it held up, with no issues. Once at camp I transferred that set-up from my pack to the inside of the tent while we got ready for bed. In the morning I was able to test out the features a bit more. I played with the gate mechanism by just flicking it open with my thumb multiple times and I will say that is the only feature I wish was more heavy-duty. It closes properly, but just feels a tad weak. However, it did still complete its intended job of holding on to whatever I clip it to with no failures. I will cut it some slack because I know for a light weight biner it isn’t going to be a thick/heavy gate that’s going to snap close in the speed of light. Isn’t like I am going to be repelling off of it either. After its main feature comes the spark wheel! The firestarter and key appeal to me about this piece of equipment. I used it to light my Jetboil and it only took one flick for it to ignite the flame. Take a look at the videos included to see how quick and easy it was. This is priceless to me because at high alltitudes, the Jetboil’s normal ignitor has troubles. It is a peace of mind knowing that included in my normal piece of gear (carabiner), I have a fire starter no matter what. On top of that, you don’t have to worry about the ferro rod dying out because it is replaceable! Instead of having to rebuy the entire firebiner, you can just replace the inside ferro rod and keep on sparkin’. When you purchase the firebiner, it includes two replacements! Its next feature that it includes is a tiny stainless steel blade along the spine of it that you can use to cut anything around camp that. I would see this especially hand if you fish to cut a quick line! Next feature is at the top of the spine you see a flatten edge. This is a screwdriver tip! Always a handy item to have. Between the screwdriver tip and the stainless steel blade you get a bonus feature… a bottle opener! I mean, no one can argue about this not being a great add-on! Last feature that makes this product to great in my eyes it’s the key-holes that the very bottom. There is a spot to attach your key ring without the fear of losing your keys when using the carabiner portion!

    To make this simpler for you here is a breakdown of the pros and cons I saw while testing out this product!

    Cons:

    Gate closes ‘softly’

    Pros:

    Light weight

    Multifunctional

    Simple

    Fire starter/ spark wheel

    Screwdriver tip

    Stainless steel blade

    Bottle opener

    Replaceable ferro rod

    Designated spot for a key ring

    Conclusion: I definitely recommend this product for just about anyone! It’s is a handy tool that is multifunctional and light weight so there is no reason to not have this in your gear list! Thank you Outdoor Element for this awesome product!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Brittany for the thorough review. We have recently updated the wire gate to be a thicker, straight gate which has increased the spring. Take care and keep exploring with confidence.

  25. Melissa Kandiko (verified owner)

    This is the coolest little device. I recently took this on a short little bikepacking adventure and it was a fun little thing to test out. I bought several different tinders to test out and found the tin with the birds nest type of tinder to work really well. It also seemed to burn the longest. I tried to start my primus stove with my firebeaner and it didn’t work. The spark wasn’t enough to get it going, had to pull out some matches. That was a bummer. I also could not get it to spark the wax type paper tinder I bought here. But it worked on the other stuff I used it for. Got my fire going nicely, the tinder burned long enough to catch my wood, which was partially wet, so that really was helpful. I’ve used the little screwdriver on it with success. I am going fishing in a couple weeks so I imagine the little knife on there will be a great thing to have attached to my belt loop. I really look forward to using this a lot more. It’s really a neat little device.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Melissa, much appreciated. I will pass the kudos along to Mike. I am surprised about the stove not lighting. We use it to light our stoves all the time, Primus included. Try turning down the gas a little to see if that helps. Take care.

  26. Douglas L Shipley

    This is THE COOLEST carabiner I have ever owned! It has quickly replaced my daily use one for keys. I have a second for my overnight pack which is nice. It is super light yet rated for 100 lbs., crazy! I use the seatbelt cutter for fishing line which is super handy and the pry tool comes in handy as well. I suggest you get the tinder cylinder also, mine hangs off the hang slots to make an all in one fire kit. It works after a dunk in water also! This is the most overengineered carabiner i have seen. Keep up the great work guys!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Douglas for the support. I will pass the praise along to Mike who designed it.

  27. Corinna (verified owner)

    Got a couple of these for a recent camping trip since I thought they’d be fun to try out with the family. Having never used anything other than a lighter or matches to start a fire, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. The “wheel” sparked consistently pretty much every time and the blade worked well on a plastic cord that needed trimming. The main trick for me was what kind of tinder to use to start a fire. With the the tinder from Outdoor Element that we received, we could start a fire with just a couple of sparks. We also had good luck with some homemade tinder using things like cotton balls with vaseline. We couldn’t start a fire, however, with other fuel such as small twigs, dried moss, or napkins. Definitely a fun, well made “firebiner” that we’ll be bringing along on future camping trips.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Corinna for the review. Agree about the cotton balls. You can also use petroleum-based chapstick, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, etc. Lots of great hacks. Love the suggestion. Keep on exploring with confidence.

  28. Dexter Ittner

    Gave the firebinder to one of our Scouts to get a fire started, sparks up really well, she had a little problem due to how windy was, but a second try with a cotton ball covered in petroleum jelly had a fire going after three strikes. Our Scouts gave the striker five stars. The cutting blade worked well on string and fishing line, how ever we could not get through 550 para cord, and with such a small opening you are really limited on what you can cut with it. Over all everyone likes the look of the firebiner, and it held up to a weekend of use, is small and light weight and has worked well for clipping items on to packs.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Dexter. It does take a little effort to cut through good 550 paracord, need to rock the firebiner back and forth. We are glad everything else met or exceeded your expectations. The cotton ball and petroleum jelly (or petroleum based chapstick or similar) works like a charm. Thanks a ton for your support.

  29. Thomas Beveridge (verified owner)

    Great little tool to have with you! Just in case, cuz you never know. Especially here in CO! 

    The many functions of the Firebiner I have yet to try, but the fire starter and tinder quicks I did. It takes two hands, so trying to film it was a bit of a struggle for me. But the spark was very intense and lit the tinder quick within 3 strikes. I then laid it onto a home made fire ensurer in the wood tepee with paper and it was full blaze on in no time! 

    I have one clipped to my daily backpack. One in my hunting bag. The lightweight and useful functions make it easy to add to any bag or kit, car, truck, outdoor, emergency and more!!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Thomas. Keep on exploring with confidence!

  30. Celina

    I was asked to review Outdoor Element Gear as a Ranger with The Dyrt. I have used the Firebiner on several outings now.

    As a backpacking enthusiast, I weigh out every ounce of my gear before setting it in my pack. Anything that I bring into the backcountry must carry more than its weight in value, while having almost no physical weight. This is what makes the products designed by Outdoor Element so brilliant. Outdoor Element makes survival gear for the adventurer that is based upon the essentials that we already carry in our pack. Their gear helps me to be more prepared, while carrying less. On this trip I carried Outdoor Element’s Firebiner and Wombat Whistle stuffed with their Tinder Quick.

    Outdoor Element’s Firebiner delivers on every promise. It primarily served my needs as a lightweight carabiner. I always clip a carabiner on my pack; their uses are many. I used this one to clip on some camp shoes for the weekend. The utility blade is handy. It doesn’t get caught on the assortment of straps, and gadgets that may swing from my pack, and instantly helps to cut through athletic tape, food bags, or anything too tough to rip or shred.

    But the key to the Firebiner’s namesake and emergency preparedness is the Ever Spark Fire Wheel. We placed a Firebiner on every pack in our household and my son was the first to test the Ever Spark Fire Wheel. The wheel itself operates perfectly, tossing sparks in a predictable arc, which made aiming the sparks easy. Smaller and lighter than the traditional flint and steel, we love knowing that we are ready to make a fire when our matches and lighters give us grief. We gathered the fire materials to progressively build a safe but roaring campfire. Spinning the Ever Spark Fire Wheel, we gingerly directed the sparks onto the Tinder Quick, kept snug and dry in the Wombat Whistle. In less than a minute we saw smoke, and tenderly encouraged flame, until we could rest beside the warm glow of fire. Outdoor Element has provided us security in time of an emergency without requiring me the need to carry an extra ounce.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Celina for the review. Much appreciated.

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30 reviews for Firebiner

  1. Matthew Carden

    I love these things. I just got them in, I’ve already started the fire pit, and opened a few beers. For the hell of it, I picked up my 45# kettlebell with it and some 550 cord. So I know it’ll hold that at least. I bought a few so I can torture this one.

  2. Daniel F

    Mine just came in, I love it. I usually use a ferro rod and steal, but the wheel method on the Firebiner is much more consistent and makes it a lot easier to direct the spark. Great product, it will definitely be a staple of my camping gear in the future, can’t wait to put it to use!

  3. Will

    These are incredible, BUY THEM!!

    Bought the 3 pack on Kickstarter and I’ve been carrying one since I got them a few weeks ago. The Fire Wheel sparks reliably, the bottle opener is easy to use and the blade is very sharp. Overall the Firebiner exceeded my expectations and I am thoroughly impressed!

    One minor quality control issue I’ve noticed are deviations with the body of the Firebiners I received – There is slightly more material on one where that material was clearly machined away on the others. This has no impact on their function but should be mentioned.

    Support these guys, their products are great and they treat their customers very well.

    Thanks Outdoor Element!

  4. Nicholas

    Come on… the coloration and the use of these are just top notch. The ‘feel’ and impression of it is extremely good too when the package arrives. Came with spare ferro rods and instructions detailed on the back for the geek that i am .

    I can say that its the best kickstarter project i’ve backed to date with constant updates on their progress.

    Will get more in the future (bought 3 and gave one away to my brother-in-law)
    Its gonna be my travel companion from now onwards!

  5. Derek Stearns

    I am so glad I backed this product! Everyone I show it to loves it. I have been toting this around ever since it arrived. The perfect EDC combined with the vial, reflector driver, a bullet light and a pocket samurai. Couldn’t ask for a better product. If you carry a carabiner, you should be carrying this one!

  6. Jill

    I love my Firebiner. So far everything works as it should, and it is so light! It came with a few dents, but otherwise I am a very satisfied customer. I am definitely going to be buying more of these, especially when the silver vials come through. I also wrote a more in-depth review here: http://themotleygeek.com/firebiner-review-carabiner-preppers-dream/

  7. David Miller

    I backed the 5-pack and have been using one daily and love it.

  8. Amber

    Love the fire sparker. Nice and functional as described. Aurora/rainbow color is great. I wish it were smaller, it is a little too big for every day carry (doesn’t fit in my pocket, normal women’s jeans). I wish there were a smaller option for backpacking. I don’t need a bottle opener, screwdriver, or cord cutter on the trail.

    • Joe Brown

      Amber, great suggestion. It is actually in the works. Stay tuned…

  9. Leslie (verified owner)

    Love it. However, my wife and I have had the wire gate come off on several occasions.

    • Joe Brown

      Since the initial production run, based on the great feedback we got, we are now “bucking” the wire gates so they won’t come off. You should not have any more problems with wire gates.

  10. David Miller

    What a fun, and useful, addition to my key chain. I love being able to hook my keys to a belt loop and this is so easy to do one-handedly while walking. While I’ll never likely be in a situation where I need a fire-starter, it’s fun having the sparker and playing with it. I have used the screwdriver a few times and the cutter is excellent for those plastic tags. Thanks for such a useful, innovative, and downright fun creation! =)

  11. Laura S. Honey

    5 out of 5 my rating Fantstic tool

  12. Nunzio

    The wire gate is too loose causing the firebiner to come unhooked from my belt loop. Any idea how I can increase the tension on the wire gate to prevent the aforementioned from happening?

    • Joe Brown

      Nunzio, that is interesting. Would you mind sending a picture to me at jbrown@outdoorelement.com? We will either get it fixed or replaced. That does seem strange.
      Thanks,
      Joe

  13. Daniel Garcia

    I received mine in PMP Prep Box 📦 and really love the look and feel of it. The Aurora has beautiful colors and is easy to identify. Used the spark wheel to relight a gas stove and used the cutter at work to shorten a cord attached to a child’s balloon 🎈. My only problem is the clip or wire gate is a little lose. I’d feel better with more tension as I use this to carry my car 🚙 keys now. Other then that, want to buy a few more and the fire 🔥 kits for them.

    • Joe Brown

      Daniel, thanks for the comment. How long ago did you purchase your Firebiner? We have made some improvements along the way – thicker, stronger wire gate, bucked ends on the wire gate, and the most recent improvement was to put an indentation in the body where the wire gate rests, thus making it more secure. Thanks a ton for your support and helping us spread the word.

  14. Marc Brooks

    Love my Firebiners! I was part of the Kickstarter and all three are in daily use. My wife won’t give hers up and my paramedic friend loves the 3rd (and I’ll be she and her cadre are going to love the new Fire Escape, I know I’ll be getting one).

    Great quality build, durable. Replaceable flint is great (my 8 & 10 year old sons have started many campfires with it).

  15. Dash Martin

    Got my Firebiner a little over a year ago and it’s been great! Unfortunately I went to clip it to my belt loop while walking into a store and discovered the wire gate was gone. Looked all over for it, but had no luck. Any way to get a replacement wire gate?

    OE Reply:
    Dash, we will get one sent out to you right away. And, based on the great feedback, we have made some improvements. One of the improvements is a “bucked” gate, so it can’t fall out anymore. Thanks a ton for your support.

  16. Roy Scott

    Can I take the Firebiner on an airplane (will the TSA confiscate it)?
    Answer: Yes in most areas except Canada and China. The Firebiner has been carried on planes all over the world and have only had issues in Canada and China. If you get a TSA agent that is having a bad day and decides to take it away (they have ultimate discretion) then let us know.

  17. Josh Williams

    I was given my Firebiner as a gift from my wife and use it as by key chain. Then one day the wire gate popped off, but I found it. Then it came off again and I never did find it. I continued to use the gateless Firebiner as my keychain because it has many useful functions. The other day I sent Outdoor Element a note and requested a new wire gate. They let me know they would not only send me a new gate, but also a new re-designed Firebiner with a “bucked” wire gate that will not pop out. The product is great, but more than that the company is a pleasure to deal with. It was also good to see product improvements to their already solid products. Thank you Joe.
    Josh

  18. Jesús M.

    Gracias al equipo de Joe por su rapidez en el envío y tener unos productos diferentes. divertidos y prácticos.

    Un saludo amigos del otro lado del charco.

  19. Wayne

    It is a cool product. However how do I change the ferro rod? I also bought the tinder kit with the tool. How do I use the tool to replace the ferro rod? It does not fit in the hole/slot on the side of the wheel.

    • Joe Brown

      Wayne, we replied to your other comment. Feel free to email us at info@outdoorelement.com if you need more clarification.

  20. Wayne

    I purchased the firebiner and tinder kit with tool. How do I use it to replace the ferro rod?

    • Joe Brown

      Wayne, the Firebiner packaging shows you to change out the ferro rod. Use the mini-screwdriver from the kit and carefully unscrew the set screw in the Firebiner opposite the spark wheel. There is a spring inside, so be careful and do this in a controlled environment. Once the set screw is out, pull out the spring and then knock out any remaining ferro rod. Insert new ferro rod and spring. Pinch the set screw between your thumb and forefinger and push it down on top of the spring into the hole that holds the ferro rod and spring. Use the mini-screwdriver (or eyeglass screwdriver) to turn the set screw into the threads until it is about flush with the Firebiner body. You can tighten the set screw as needed to maintain a good spark, until you have used up the ferro rod (about 2,000 sparks) and then it is time to change it out again. Let us know if this works for you. We will work on posting a video to our YouTube channel.

  21. Aldo Costantini

    Good evening, I would like to know if it is possible to receive some of your products in order to be able to review them, but only to try and then return it on my part.
    Waiting for your feedback, I would like to say.

    Aldo Costantini
    Via Repubblica 1679/A
    51028 Campo Tizzoro (Pistoia)
    Italy
    Email:aldino@inwind.it

    • Joe Brown

      See our email reply for more information. You live in a beautiful area! Thanks for contacting us.

  22. Leigh (verified owner)

    Love this thing!! I was never confident with my flint and steel, but it is so easy to get consistent sparks with this. Not to mention, it is super lightweight and has many other uses. This thing is awesome and is now my go-to gift for anyone that enjoys the outdoors!!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks a ton for the kudos Leigh. As a small business, word of mouth and online reviews are huge for us. Much appreciated.

  23. Mary Clements (verified owner)

    I was given the opportunity to test and review the Firebiner from Outdoor Element. Fortunately, there was not a burn ban yet and we were able to test it out. The Firebiners come in an array of different colors, some bearing the names of popular sites. Being from CA, I had to get the Yosemite biner. The packaging is small and nondescript but you need to make sure that you keep it as it is where the extra Ferro Rods are kept. It took me a few tries at home to feel comfortable with lighting tinder, so I suggest you practice before you take it out into the wild. The features of the Firebiner were pretty awesome: Screwdriver, bottle opener, utility blade, and is rated to hold up to 100 pounds of gear (did not test this part yet). This tool helps create fire and while it took me a few tries to get it right, a child could easily ignite something using it.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Mary for the review. We love feedback. Yes, by all means keep it away from small children. We find it to be a handy tool, but we are pretty biased. :) Check out all the other specialty Firebiners as well. Please continue to help us spread the word.

  24. Brittany Frostrom

    I had the awesome opportunity to test the Firebiner by Outdoor Element.

    I am an avid backpacker and as so there are a few things that I love when it comes to gear. Multifunctional, light weight, and simplicity. All these items were checked-off my list when I received the Firebiner to review. At first glance this just looked like a typical carabiner, but when you really get into the looking at this Firebiner, you know that this is something unique. I was really excited to take this over the weekend to try it out. For our hike in to the campground I used it to attach my solar lantern to my pack and it held up, with no issues. Once at camp I transferred that set-up from my pack to the inside of the tent while we got ready for bed. In the morning I was able to test out the features a bit more. I played with the gate mechanism by just flicking it open with my thumb multiple times and I will say that is the only feature I wish was more heavy-duty. It closes properly, but just feels a tad weak. However, it did still complete its intended job of holding on to whatever I clip it to with no failures. I will cut it some slack because I know for a light weight biner it isn’t going to be a thick/heavy gate that’s going to snap close in the speed of light. Isn’t like I am going to be repelling off of it either. After its main feature comes the spark wheel! The firestarter and key appeal to me about this piece of equipment. I used it to light my Jetboil and it only took one flick for it to ignite the flame. Take a look at the videos included to see how quick and easy it was. This is priceless to me because at high alltitudes, the Jetboil’s normal ignitor has troubles. It is a peace of mind knowing that included in my normal piece of gear (carabiner), I have a fire starter no matter what. On top of that, you don’t have to worry about the ferro rod dying out because it is replaceable! Instead of having to rebuy the entire firebiner, you can just replace the inside ferro rod and keep on sparkin’. When you purchase the firebiner, it includes two replacements! Its next feature that it includes is a tiny stainless steel blade along the spine of it that you can use to cut anything around camp that. I would see this especially hand if you fish to cut a quick line! Next feature is at the top of the spine you see a flatten edge. This is a screwdriver tip! Always a handy item to have. Between the screwdriver tip and the stainless steel blade you get a bonus feature… a bottle opener! I mean, no one can argue about this not being a great add-on! Last feature that makes this product to great in my eyes it’s the key-holes that the very bottom. There is a spot to attach your key ring without the fear of losing your keys when using the carabiner portion!

    To make this simpler for you here is a breakdown of the pros and cons I saw while testing out this product!

    Cons:

    Gate closes ‘softly’

    Pros:

    Light weight

    Multifunctional

    Simple

    Fire starter/ spark wheel

    Screwdriver tip

    Stainless steel blade

    Bottle opener

    Replaceable ferro rod

    Designated spot for a key ring

    Conclusion: I definitely recommend this product for just about anyone! It’s is a handy tool that is multifunctional and light weight so there is no reason to not have this in your gear list! Thank you Outdoor Element for this awesome product!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Brittany for the thorough review. We have recently updated the wire gate to be a thicker, straight gate which has increased the spring. Take care and keep exploring with confidence.

  25. Melissa Kandiko (verified owner)

    This is the coolest little device. I recently took this on a short little bikepacking adventure and it was a fun little thing to test out. I bought several different tinders to test out and found the tin with the birds nest type of tinder to work really well. It also seemed to burn the longest. I tried to start my primus stove with my firebeaner and it didn’t work. The spark wasn’t enough to get it going, had to pull out some matches. That was a bummer. I also could not get it to spark the wax type paper tinder I bought here. But it worked on the other stuff I used it for. Got my fire going nicely, the tinder burned long enough to catch my wood, which was partially wet, so that really was helpful. I’ve used the little screwdriver on it with success. I am going fishing in a couple weeks so I imagine the little knife on there will be a great thing to have attached to my belt loop. I really look forward to using this a lot more. It’s really a neat little device.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Melissa, much appreciated. I will pass the kudos along to Mike. I am surprised about the stove not lighting. We use it to light our stoves all the time, Primus included. Try turning down the gas a little to see if that helps. Take care.

  26. Douglas L Shipley

    This is THE COOLEST carabiner I have ever owned! It has quickly replaced my daily use one for keys. I have a second for my overnight pack which is nice. It is super light yet rated for 100 lbs., crazy! I use the seatbelt cutter for fishing line which is super handy and the pry tool comes in handy as well. I suggest you get the tinder cylinder also, mine hangs off the hang slots to make an all in one fire kit. It works after a dunk in water also! This is the most overengineered carabiner i have seen. Keep up the great work guys!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Douglas for the support. I will pass the praise along to Mike who designed it.

  27. Corinna (verified owner)

    Got a couple of these for a recent camping trip since I thought they’d be fun to try out with the family. Having never used anything other than a lighter or matches to start a fire, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. The “wheel” sparked consistently pretty much every time and the blade worked well on a plastic cord that needed trimming. The main trick for me was what kind of tinder to use to start a fire. With the the tinder from Outdoor Element that we received, we could start a fire with just a couple of sparks. We also had good luck with some homemade tinder using things like cotton balls with vaseline. We couldn’t start a fire, however, with other fuel such as small twigs, dried moss, or napkins. Definitely a fun, well made “firebiner” that we’ll be bringing along on future camping trips.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Corinna for the review. Agree about the cotton balls. You can also use petroleum-based chapstick, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, etc. Lots of great hacks. Love the suggestion. Keep on exploring with confidence.

  28. Dexter Ittner

    Gave the firebinder to one of our Scouts to get a fire started, sparks up really well, she had a little problem due to how windy was, but a second try with a cotton ball covered in petroleum jelly had a fire going after three strikes. Our Scouts gave the striker five stars. The cutting blade worked well on string and fishing line, how ever we could not get through 550 para cord, and with such a small opening you are really limited on what you can cut with it. Over all everyone likes the look of the firebiner, and it held up to a weekend of use, is small and light weight and has worked well for clipping items on to packs.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Dexter. It does take a little effort to cut through good 550 paracord, need to rock the firebiner back and forth. We are glad everything else met or exceeded your expectations. The cotton ball and petroleum jelly (or petroleum based chapstick or similar) works like a charm. Thanks a ton for your support.

  29. Thomas Beveridge (verified owner)

    Great little tool to have with you! Just in case, cuz you never know. Especially here in CO! 

    The many functions of the Firebiner I have yet to try, but the fire starter and tinder quicks I did. It takes two hands, so trying to film it was a bit of a struggle for me. But the spark was very intense and lit the tinder quick within 3 strikes. I then laid it onto a home made fire ensurer in the wood tepee with paper and it was full blaze on in no time! 

    I have one clipped to my daily backpack. One in my hunting bag. The lightweight and useful functions make it easy to add to any bag or kit, car, truck, outdoor, emergency and more!!

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Thomas. Keep on exploring with confidence!

  30. Celina

    I was asked to review Outdoor Element Gear as a Ranger with The Dyrt. I have used the Firebiner on several outings now.

    As a backpacking enthusiast, I weigh out every ounce of my gear before setting it in my pack. Anything that I bring into the backcountry must carry more than its weight in value, while having almost no physical weight. This is what makes the products designed by Outdoor Element so brilliant. Outdoor Element makes survival gear for the adventurer that is based upon the essentials that we already carry in our pack. Their gear helps me to be more prepared, while carrying less. On this trip I carried Outdoor Element’s Firebiner and Wombat Whistle stuffed with their Tinder Quick.

    Outdoor Element’s Firebiner delivers on every promise. It primarily served my needs as a lightweight carabiner. I always clip a carabiner on my pack; their uses are many. I used this one to clip on some camp shoes for the weekend. The utility blade is handy. It doesn’t get caught on the assortment of straps, and gadgets that may swing from my pack, and instantly helps to cut through athletic tape, food bags, or anything too tough to rip or shred.

    But the key to the Firebiner’s namesake and emergency preparedness is the Ever Spark Fire Wheel. We placed a Firebiner on every pack in our household and my son was the first to test the Ever Spark Fire Wheel. The wheel itself operates perfectly, tossing sparks in a predictable arc, which made aiming the sparks easy. Smaller and lighter than the traditional flint and steel, we love knowing that we are ready to make a fire when our matches and lighters give us grief. We gathered the fire materials to progressively build a safe but roaring campfire. Spinning the Ever Spark Fire Wheel, we gingerly directed the sparks onto the Tinder Quick, kept snug and dry in the Wombat Whistle. In less than a minute we saw smoke, and tenderly encouraged flame, until we could rest beside the warm glow of fire. Outdoor Element has provided us security in time of an emergency without requiring me the need to carry an extra ounce.

    • Joe Brown

      Thanks Celina for the review. Much appreciated.

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