sometimes during camping, lighters and matches may not be the obvious solutions for starting a fire. this is where the EXOTAC nanoSTRIKER XL Outdoor Fire Starter will comes in real handy. though this method of lighting may proves a little too caveman-like, it is still far better than drilling a wood on pile of tinder in hope it will work. featuring an anodized aluminum construction, the EXOTAC nanoSTRIKER XL Outdoor Fire Starter is based on the firm’s original nanoSTRIKER, but now sporting a larger handle for improved grip and a 33 percent bigger ferrocerium rod that brings about durability and longevity, surpassing even that of the original item. as primitive as it may seems, getting a fire up and going is as simple as scraping some shavings off the ferrocerium rod onto your tinder bundle and wait for the sparks to fly. other features include an ultra-sharp tungsten carbide striking tool, rated with over 3,000 fire-starting strikes per rod, replaceable ferrocerium rod, and best of all, it works even when its wet. included in the $26.90 package is a split ring for doubling the nanoSTRIKER XL as a keychain and an additional set of o-rings. more look after the break.