Illustrated step-by-step tutorial
Lighting a fire with the Fire Plunger
1. Remove the plunger tip and mount one of the gaskets. Make sure of a firm and correct fit. The gasket has to be stretched when fastened by up to 1 mm (0.04 in).
2. Lubricate the gasket with the lubricant stored in the respective container on one end of the plunger. The head of the plunger must not be lubricated. Best use the finger with which you will not touch the tinder later. Place the plunger body over the plunger and press down. If it bounces back up on its own accord the fire plunger closes airtight.
3. Take a small (pea-size) piece of tinder from the container and place it inside the lighting cavity. The tinder must fit securely into place and may not protrude.
4. Place the plunger upright onto a stable mounting surface and press the plunger body downwards. Then directly remove it straight upwards once again.
5. Transfer the embers onto a previously prepared ball of tinder and thus light your fireplace.
Alternativ ignition option: the flint stone
1. Remove the container from the plunger and take out the firesteel.
2. Prepare a tinder cluster and hold the firesteel firmly on one end between thumb and index finger.
3. Position the knife blade in an acute angle so that the blade points towards your body. (Caution! During repetitive positioning of the knife blade take care of your hand as well as your fingers. Risk of injury!)
4. Perform a quick, stripping hand movement forward with the knife and simultaneously put pressure on the firesteel. Hold the firesteel as close to the tinder cluster as possible.
5. With the thus ignited tinder cluster you can light your fireplace.