Have you ever had that moment while camping where you feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway? No, not where you’re starving because there’s no food, but the moment when you make a campfire and you realize, “I have made fire!” “I. HAVE. MADE. FIRE.”
I feel that way right now because we have found the ultimate of ultimate campfire must-haves. Pull Start Fire is the fool proof, easy way to start fire. Half the battle at the campground is getting the fire started and keeping it going, but Pull Start Fire lets you literally pull a string to start your fire.
Here’s how it works.
After you open your package, you start stacking up your logs in the firepit. The Pull Start Fire package shows 3 logs stacked flat in your pit, so that’s what we did. On one of the logs, you wrap the green string around the log, then continue stacking your tower of firewood. Once you’re ready, you yank the red string and BOOM, you’ve made fire. When you’re attaching the green string to a log, make sure you’re stack of logs is pretty solid. The first time we pulled the red string, we pulled the whole Pull Start Fire firestarter off – operator error! – we simply hadn’t secured it well enough. We made sure to lodge the logs in the fire pit a little more so they couldn’t move when we pulled the string.
Once we got our fire started, it lasted for well over an hour – plenty of time to make say 20 marshmallows or so. 😉 Ok, we didn’t make quite that many, but it was pretty close!
And speaking of roasting marshmallows and cooking food over that open flame, Pull Start Fire is made from recyclable material and is non-toxic so it’s totally safe to cook over! Since we love cooking over campfire, we’re so excited to have Pull Start Fire to get our fires started a bit quicker when we’re ready to eat!
Pull Start Fire claims it will last 30 minutes and will start wet logs, withstand rain, and can stay lit in winds of over 200 miles per hour. We haven’t had a chance to test it in rain or wind yet, but we sure plan to! (Keep an eye out on our Instagram for wind and rain tests soon!)
We’re totally loving this product and we became instant fans the moment we pulled the string to light the fire! If you’re interested in purchasing your own, be sure to visit their website. You can purchase online and in some KOA campgrounds and also some REI locations across the country. You can purchase as a pack of 3 so you get a few fires out of each purchase!
*We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Pull Start Fire for sponsoring this blog post and sending us some samples of their Firestarter. You can find 3 packs of Pull Start Fire online here and individual firestarters in store at some KOA campgrounds and some REI stores across the country. While this is a sponsored post, the opinions are 100% our own and are not impacted by the receiving of the product.*