Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, The Light My Fire FireSteel BIO Army Firestarter is your best friend when it comes to igniting a fire in any weather. The striker component is made from Magnesium alloy. This makes for a durable fire striker that will work reliably for approximately 12,000 strikes. Its 5,400-degrees Fahrenheit (3,000-degrees Celsius) spark makes fire building easy in any in any weather, at any altitude. The plastic components of the FireSteel 2.0 BIO ArMy is derived from Biobased plastics. You can use this fire starter to ignite any fuel including Light My Fire TinderSticks, flammable gas, or liquid fuel. The FireSteel 2.0 BIO ArMy can also be used to light traditional alcohol and modern gas stoves. Lastly, the striker includes a whistle for emergency situation. This lightweight, compact and reliable fire-starting tool is worth bringing with you on all your outdoor adventures.