Flashwick Firestarter

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The Flashwick Firestarter is a device that's been created with the aim of helping users start a fire quickly, whether they're indoors in front of a fireplace or outdoors in front of a fire pit. Each of these rectangular devices is made entirely of recycled materials and is manufactured in the United States. In a set, you'll receive six of these items, and it's claimed that each of them is lightweight and will reduce your need for a bunch of kindling.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Flashwick Firestarter is $10.00 plus $6.95 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Flashwick Firestarter by paying an extra fee of $0.00 for a total price of $16.95.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Place In Fireplace Or Pit

    Before you use your Flashwick Firestarter, you'll need to place it in your fireplace, your outdoor fire pit or even your barbecue's fire pit. Place the device in the fireplace or pit so that the side that contains small valleys is facing upward. When placed properly, it should look quite like an empty egg carton.

  2. Add Three Pieces of Wood

    Next, stack three small to medium-sized pieces of wood on top of your device, in a pyramid style. Two should be resting directly upon the device, with an additional one centered on top of those two.

  3. Light Fire

    Once you've placed your pieces of wood, you can then use any sort of fireplace lighter to light your fire. To do so, hold the lighter's flame very close to the front of your Flashwick Firestarter, as close to the center of the device as possible. In seconds, the device's material should begin to burn and will be followed by the logs resting on top of it.

  4. Add More Logs

    Finally, once you notice that your Flashwick Firestarter has been burned up and that the first three logs you added have begun to burn, you can add more logs as you see fit. Following that, just let your fire burn as you normally would, adding another log or two whenever you want to build up its flames again. Feel free to also add other suitable objects that you'd like to burn to the fire, such as empty cardboard packages.


  • For Indoors and Outdoors

    These fire-aiding devices are equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use, so if you obtain your set in the summer but don't use them all outside, you can bring them inside for the winter. Conversely, if you obtain a set in the winter for your indoor fireplace, but don't end up using all six in your set, they may be useful for outdoor campfires in the warmer months.

  • Come In Sets of Six

    The Flashwick Firestarters come in double sets of three, which will give you six Firestarters in total in a set. That means you'll be able to quickly start six indoor or outdoor fires with your initial set, without being concerned about getting a replacement one.

  • Made of Recycled Materials

    Each Flashwick Firestarter is made from 100 percent recycled materials (fibers), which means that this an environmentally friendly product. Plus, these devices are all made in the United States, so you can use them with the knowledge that certain health and safety standards (for both employees and materials) have been followed during manufacturing.

  • Lightweight

    As each Flashwick Firestarter is made of fibers, not wood, you can expect each one to be more lightweight than a log of the same size. Consequently, people who aren't super-strong, including school-aged children, likely won't have the same difficulties carrying one of these as they might with carrying logs. Furthermore, since each Firestarter is about the same size as two small or medium-sized logs sitting side-by-side, each one can be considered compact and portable. You'll likely be able to fit an entire set of these in your vehicle, along with other essential items, regardless of your vehicle's size.

  • Water-Resistant

    Each of these devices is water-resistant. Therefore, if it starts to rain while you're using one to start an outdoor fire, you may be able to enjoy that fire anyway, as the rain may not completely halt the process.

Positive Points

  • Promote Safety

    Many people choose to start their fires with a powerful gas lighter, but these can be dangerous They come with a high risk that the person starting the fire will get singed by its flame(s). Fortunately, if you add a Flashwick Firestarter to your firepit or fireplace, you'll be able to start a fire just as quickly as you would with a gas lighter, but without the same safety risks. Instead of using a gas lighter, you'll be able to use any type of lighter to start your fire, and your Firestarter will help it burn brightly in minutes.

  • Reduce Need For Kindling

    Without one of these devices, you'll likely have to hunt for small pieces of kindling to help you start every outdoor fire you have, which can be incredibly time-consuming. However, once you've got a Flashwick Firestarter, it'll actually act as your kindling, so you won't have to waste time finding any of that. Placing your Firestarter in your fireplace or pit once will also be a much quicker thing to do than adding a handful of kindling, piece by piece, to the fireplace or pit.

  • Ideal For Camping

    Due to the fact that these fire-starting tools will fit comfortably into vehicles, and that they can replace kindling, they're an ideal thing to bring along on a camping trip. Since each one will enable you to start a nice fire in minutes or even seconds, you won't have to deal with any children complaining about having to wait a long time for roasted snacks. Moreover, you won't expose the people at neighboring campsites to the risks that would come with using a gas fire starter.

Negative Points

  • Not Reusable

    Once you've added a Flashwick Firestarter to a particular fire, it's typical that the entire thing will get burned up right away. This means, logically, that you won't be able to use it again. Even if, by chance, you could rescue the remains of one of these devices from a short-lived fire, it wouldn't work very well the second time you tried to use it.


  • Don't Let Kids Light Fire

    Although you might choose to allow a child to carry a Flashwick Firestarter, and even place it in a fireplace or pit with your supervision, you shouldn't allow them to light the fire. While non-gas lighters (such as plastic ones) aren't as dangerous as gas ones, a child may not have the hand-eye coordination skills they need to hold the tool steady and thereby control its flame.

Critical Advice

You'll notice that when your fiber device is sitting in your fireplace or pit, there's a hole in the center of the front that's shaped like an upside-down U. To get your fire burning as quickly and as evenly as possible, move your lighter back and forth along this "U" for 30 seconds or so, after the lighter's flame has become visible.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Flashwick Firestarter online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Flashwick Firestarter online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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Posted: 18 Jun 2019 Tim - (Bedminster, NJ)

It's a piece of cardboard. You're paying for pressed cardboard.

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