I Don’t Like False Claims – Waterproof? Windproof? Bigfoot Bushcraft Fire Plugs Fire Starter

Survival Gear
These are the Bigfoot Bushcraft Fire Plugs – a combination of cotton and wax these plugs have the following claims by the company;

– Can be ignited with a spark

– Will burn for 5 minutes

– Windproof

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– Waterproof

Two of these claims I highly doubt………..

Let’s Find out if I’m Right!


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BIGFOOT BUSHCRAFT FIRE PLUGS

What it is : These are according to the company easy to light, windproof and waterproof fire starters.

Agenda Free Link : https://bigfoot-bushcraft.com/products/fire-plug

Price : Price depends on the amount that you purchase, a 30 pack is $15, 80 is $30, 200 is $70

Weight and Length : 2.7g per plug – 1.5” long

Those are the retail prices, I’ve seen sale prices which are impressive.

Features :
Rain or shine, wet or windy, start your fire with just a single spark and 100% waterproof Bigfoot Bushcraft Fire Plugs™.

With more than 5 minutes of burn time, you won’t feel rushed to get your fire started. Made with our high performance JetFuel Wax Blend™ for hotter and stronger flames.

Materials : Cotton infused wax

5+ Minute Burn Time
10+ Year Shelf Life
Weighs 2.7 grams per plug
Waterproof & Windproof
Non-Toxic Formula – But don’t use them in an enclosed place.
Made in the USA in Colorado
……
Test :
Smell? Scented Hand soap
Feel?
Easy to twist apart?
Easy to fluff?
Light with matches
Light with ferro rod
How long they burn for
Waterproof? When I see companies claim their firestarters to be waterproof I admit I’m confused. Water resistance is one thing, being waterproof is completely different. Waterproof means that water simply can’t put it out. Water resistant means that it can handle some moisture without being waterlogged.
Dip into water and then light?
Fluff, wet and light?
Does pouring water on them put them out?
Windproof : Same principle applies – Can I blow them out?
Don’t need a full plug? Easy to cut in half? What about long ways?

Point : Don’t get this confused with another fire starter product; I did a quick search for this online and Bigfoot Fire Camp Fire Survival Aid 10ft popped up. This is a fire cord product that is similarly name but is a different product.

Comparable Products : When getting my notes together for this episode, I did come across similar products; some have similar prices but what I noticed was that some don’t burn for as long. Bigfoot Bushcraft claims 5 minutes while a few others that I saw would only burn for 60 seconds. Some stated 5 minutes as well.

There are a number of companies who make similar products; I don’t know who initially came up with this and who is copying who but I can say that there are a handful of these plugs out on the market. Some companies are less expensive than the Bigfoot Bushcraft version and include greater quantities for the money.


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