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Blade Show 18 – Exotac RipSPOOL

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

If you were a BattlBox subscriber you’d already have a RipSPOOL. Exotac recently released the first batch through the monthly subscription box service.

Equipped with a fire cord lanyard so you won’t lose it (and start a fire), RipSpool is a mini repair kit. In addition to an outer wrapping of over 4′ of Duct Tape, the end cap is wound with 60′ of 30 lbs test line.

When you unscrew the end cap, it contains a #16 sail needle which is mounted inside the end cap so that it can be used as an awl. Additional dead space inside, leaves room for fish hooks or other small items.


Saturday, August 26th, 2017

I saw EXOTAC’s titanLIGHT at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City.  It is a refillable, waterproof lighter and features a replaceable flint and wick.  Made from aircraft grade aluminum, it features O-ring seals for longer intervals between lighter fluid refills.


Monday, May 15th, 2017

EXOTAC’s latest invention, the nanoSPARK is available via a Kickstarter campaign.

nanoSPARK is a one-handed firestarter which incorporates a flint wheel to create sparks. It also features a built-in waterproof tinder storage capsule with room for an additional flint or two.

-Lightweight (0.6oz) self-contained firestarter
-Waterproof tinder storage capsule
-Low friction brass flint wheel pivot design
-Easily replaceable flints (use Exotac flints for best performance but Zippo flints work as well).
-CNC machined aluminum ultimate durability
-Attachment point ideal for a lanyard or keychain
-Each nanoSPARK comes with 5 pieces of quickLIGHT tinder
-Patent Pending design
-Made in the USA

Blade Show – EXOTAC tinderZIP

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

EXOTAC’s tinderZIP works as a zipper pull but inside it contains a fire starter. The waterproof inner Red core will burn for approximately 60 seconds.

Exotac – tinderZIP

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Introduced at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market earlier this month, the tinderZIP from Exotac is a zipper pull made with Live Fire Gear Fire Cord.  The interior strands of this kernmantel construction cord can be used as fire starters when removed from the sheath.  They’ll make a great addition to jackets and other gear.

fireSLEEVE Waterproof Lighter On Kickstarter

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Exotac fireSLEEVE

Exotac has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the fireSLEEVE, a reusable slip-on cover for an ordinary Bic classic lighter which “…turns it into an elite piece of outdoor gear.” The fireSLEEVE adds the following list of features to a Bic lighter when property installed:

– Waterproof even when submerged to 3 feet for 30 minutes
– Floats
– Protects the gas button from being pressed accidentally
– Gas lock allows lighter to stay on without holding the gas button
– Attachment points on the cap and on the body to keep you lighter from getting lost
– Retain cap on bottom of body
– Improved grip

Upon successful funding, the fireSLEEVE will be available in both Black and Orange, and will be manufactured in the USA.

Blade Show – Exotac FREEKey

Friday, June 8th, 2012

One of our favorite small US businesses is at Blade Show. Exotac is based in Georgia and offers a variety of survival and fire starter items. Now, they’re importing the FREEKey, designed by Swedish (hence the name) firm Drosselmeyer Design Group.


Once you get one, you can’t live without it. The simple design opens right up to accept keys. No more broken fingernails. It comes in two models, the FREEKey and the FREEKey system with smaller rings to group keys.

EXOTAC Fire Starter Products

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

We ran into newcomer Exotac at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market earlier this month in Salt Lake City. These guys know fire, or at least how to start them and we were lucky enough to get a chance to take a look at a couple of their upcoming products.

They will soon be offering tins of natural fire starter tinder and candles. The tinderTIN fire starter is pinewood that is heavy with sap (fatwood or lighter knot) so it will catch a light and keep going. Two different tinderTINs will be offered including fatwood shavings and splinters. To create the candleTIN, Exotac experimented with an untold number of wick and base material combinations before settling on their current combination which offers 2 different styles of wicks. Additionally, each candleTIN features 3 wicks in the same candle. The hot burn wick is used for drying out tinder and boiling water. The temperature can be controlled somewhat by how many wicks you light at once. The slow wick combined with the large size candle will burn for 30 hours! I haven’t seen tinned candles like these since the old survival candles that came in the multi-place crew kits.

They also developed a new ferocerrium rod called the fireROD specifically for use with the Habilis Bushtools Bush Tool. It fits right in a special slot on the sheath and features a waterproof tinder storage capsule in its shaft. The actual rod is replaceable and burns at nearly 5500 deg f.