Magnesium will catch a spark very easily and can be great assistance in the starting of fire “even in wet conditions”. Simply add it to your bird’s nest or kindling, then strike your spark into this target area. Burns hot! Do not look directly into the flame when lighting. Flame temperatures of magnesium and mg alloys can reach 3,100 °C (3,370 K; 5,610 °F). Ours is 100% oil free and clean. Will start in wet conditions and will catch with just a spark. Making this effectively a waterproof fire starter solution. This product is 100% from the United States of America and Guaranteed to burn! This is a great option for a ignition source when you need it most. Try it with our Permanent Matches!