The FIRE STEEL is essential for any camping or hiking trip. Or even keep one the in car just in case you run into car trouble in a remote area. Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish Fire Steel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000Â°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish Fire Steelâ€™s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.