A Fire-Starting Pen, For When Your Words Aren't Inflammatory Enough

By Andrew Liszewski on at

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but neither of those implements are really that effective when it comes to starting a campfire. So if survival and copious note-taking are high on your list when it comes to choosing office supplies, consider this tactical pen that hides a fire striker inside.

Made from high-grade aircraft aluminium, the pen unscrews in the middle to reveal a shaft of fire striker inside that can be rubbed against the butt of the pen for an instant shower of sparks. At £30 (plus shipping) it's considerably more expensive than a Bic pen and a pack of matches, but could either of those really survive the rigours of outdoor life? Highly unlikely. [ThinkGeek]