Fat Rope Stick | Prepper Gear Review
There are many “things” in this world nowadays, which includes Fat Rope Stick. Technology and other modern conveniences don’t do much for our core as human beings. There are only a handful of things that we need to survive and maintain life. You don’t need modern technology, fancy clothes, cars or even the gold watch.
What you do need to do is to break your needs down to the basics. You need water, nutrition, and shelter from the elements. If you have these three necessities, you’re able to survive on planet earth!
But first, wait a minute. What do all three of these items have in common? They require FIRE, for us humans to be able to use them as we need! Water uses fire for purification, food often cooks in it, and humans need to stay warm! That’s right when SHTF fire will be an essential element for survival!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to an exciting piece of survival kit, the Fat Rope Stick.
What Is a Fat Rope Stick?
The Fat Rope Stick is a fibrous fire starting material that is made to make lighting a fire fast and easy. It is composed of pure cotton and according to their website, impregnated with a proprietary “high gasification formula.” The Fat Rope Stick measures in at 6″ long, 1″ 1/8 wide and weighs just over 3 ounces. The cotton is woven in a way that allows it to be cut to size and broken into thousands of fire igniting micro-fibers.
What’s the Hype?
As we discussed earlier, fire is essential! Depending on the circumstances, it can become a difficult task trying to get a fire started. If it’s raining or damp out, it can become nearly impossible to start a fire fast enough when it’s needed most. Having the ability to start a fire regardless of the conditions is imperative when SHTF and you need it most.
Does it work?
After testing in both dry and wet conditions, I can confidently say that this product will deliver. Even after soaking the fibers in water for ten minutes, it still created a fire!
Using a Ferro rod, I was able to create a flame in under one minute. Although it did take a bit longer to get going than when it was dry, I was still impressed that it was able to burn with that much moister. Another great thing about this product is that the “proprietary high gasification” formula used to impregnate the cotton does not evaporate when exposed to the elements.
After cutting into the Fat Rope Stick, the remaining product still worked, did not dry out, and lit up like a champ.
Should You Carry It in Your Kit?
Operationally, this product has not failed me yet. The underlying question is, are you willing to spend the money on a product that may be comparable to homemade solutions? The other factor is the size. As Preppers, we will spend $100 to save a couple of inches in our bug out bag! Do you truly need six inches of fire starting material? However, that’s a question you have to answer for yourself.
I recommend this product if you have the room to spare! After all, we can all use a plug-and-play solution to starting a fire in wet conditions.
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