The Ferrocerium rod is an item that’s commonly seen in use by famous outdoor TV personalities. They are light in weight, small in size and reliable. They have no working parts to go wrong, they are impervious to weather conditions, if it’s wet, just give it a quick wipe and it’ll work. They’re easy to use.
Hold the striker at a 45 degree angle to the rod, apply plenty of pressure and strike down hard and fast, all the way to the end of the rod. This should result in a shower of sparks burning at temperatures of upto 3,000 ‘C which will be capable of igniting most tinders.