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Sundance Solar Fire Starter

Sundance Solar

Sundance Solar Fire Starter


  EAN 710531073038
Weight: 60 g         28 reviews
The Sundance Solar Fire Starter is an interesting addition to the Woodlore Fire Making Tools range, it is the World's only pocket-sized solar-powered igniter, and was used by Ray in the Ray Mears Goes Walkabout series.

Formed of a stainless-steel parabolic mirror, similar to the Olympic torch in Athens.

This lighter requires no maintenance and can be stored indefinitely.

It is designed to focus the sun's radiant energy to a point which can reach 1000 degrees. Simply place your tinder of choice between the points of the forked arm, point at the sun and it lights!

Perfect for backpacking, hiking and great as an outdoor tool.

Comes supplied with one tinder bundle.

  • Diameter: 4.5 inches
  • Weight: 130g

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Product Reviews

Sundance Solar Fire Starter is rated 5/5 based on 28 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 28

  We were inspired by Ray Mears to go camping at Cochise Stronghold and to hike to Skeleton Canyon (the same path as Geronimo). This little device will come in mighty handy when trying to start our fire. Splendid.  

  William Miller
13th July, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 28

  Ok to carry in a pack as a backup, not really to be relied upon. The sun is not on tap etc.  

  Sean B Kelly
26th June, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 28

  Works very well with a small piece of cloth cotton and just a string of sun through the trees!  

  J Hogebrug
19th October, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 28

  Ray and the Woodlore team only ever buy/sell top quality products, this parabolic mirror is second to none.  

  Cj Perrio-stone
22nd November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 28

  Simple but effective, takes a bit of practice to aim it at the sun and get the focus in the right place, but when you do, that piece of tinder goes up easily. Quite surprised how easily it worked on various materials, from the supplied fat-wood to simple shavings or a small piece of kindling. Now I just need the rain to stop.  

  David Neilson
29th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 28

  it was easy to find the item I wanted the web site was easy to order from and delivery was quick, after the hot weekend it was so easy to use the Solar fire starter and within seconds I had an ember with some char cloth.  

  Paul Cheyney
11th May, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 28

  Love the Solar Fire Starter. Bought for my son, excellent bit of kit, works well.  

25th May, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 28

  Great bit of kit. Took it outside with a piece of char cloth and created an ember within seconds.  

  Darron Nicholson
13th March, 2015

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 28

  Takes time to make fire in the UK, but it works.  

  Ian Thomas Waldron
16th September, 2014

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 28

  Brilliant product!!!!  

  Susan Cole
15th July, 2014

Rated: 5/5

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