With the onset of Hurricane Sandy, it's time to get the supplies you need to protect yourself and your family from harms way.
Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to light a fire quickly? Well with this impending storm, you just might be. That is why I recommend picking up an inexpensive Zippo Emergency Fire Starter.
The company sent me a free sample to check out and review. I originally wrote the review for someone who loves the outdoors -- camping, outbound skiing, hiking, but as I am glued to the weather channel, I think the product can be great in this situation too.
When I first got the product in the mail, I didn’t have an emergency but I wanted to light a fire in my yard. I just bought a fire pit for my backyard and wanted to sit in the backyard drinking hot toddies and eating s’mores.
I took out my new Zippo Emergency Fire Starter and I quickly and easily started a fire. I was actually amazed at the ease of the product. I really thought I would find it difficult to use, but it wasn’t.
What I like about the fire starter is that it’s lightweight and is bright orange to easily spot amidst all of your outdoor gadgets. This is especially useful for hiking when you lug around a ton of gear.
The o-ring type component around the opening allows the top to close snuggly; this watertight seal gives it an added touch of reliability. The sparker is just as you would find on any Zippo lighter, except that it is turned 90 degrees so that the sparks fly out of the front. I thought this was useful because I’m always afraid that I will get burned.
The case can carry up to four tinder sticks, but Zippo sells refills in packs of 8 as well. The sticks resemble little matches and are made of cotton and wax.
What I really love most about this product is that it’s waterproof.
I also think the price is right and not too expensive. The Zippo Emergency Fire Starter sells for $9.00-$12.00 on Amazon.com and a Tinder Stick set of 8 refill pack sells for $.01-$5.00, you can buy the packs in bulk, too.
In addition to getting water and necessary supplies for this upcoming hurricane, make sure to pick up a Zippo Emergency Fire Starter. I was happy with the product and I think you will be too.
Hilary JM Topper, MPA is President/CEO of HJMT Public Relations in Melville. Follow her on her blog, HilaryTopper.com or on BlogtalkRadio.com/HilaryTopper for her 1/2 hour live radio show on Thursday afternoons at 2 pm. For more information, visit, HJMT.com or call 631-393-0220.