We’ve just received some products from True Utility for testing, evaluation and review. A huge thanks to them for sending them out to us. True Utility® describe themselves as a British design company that specialises in stainless steel gifts, gadgets, and key-ring accessories. Creating clever things for key-rings, True Utility provides people with minimalist and practical solutions to everyday problems.  You can find out more about them at www.trueutility.com

In a survival situation one of the first priorities of survival is the ability to keep yourself warm. Fire as we all know provides just that and a whole lot more. One easy way to carry fire making capability around with you is to carry a small butane lighter in your pocket, purse, bag or on your keychain.

True Utility has produced a convenient EDC-friendly firestarter called the FireStash which is a small waterproof key ring canister housing a mini butane lighter. Once the fluid in the FireStash runs out, you don’t have to worry about throwing it away. It can be conveniently refilled with standard lighter fluid available from most supermarkets and newsagents.

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The exterior is made from dark chrome plated zinc alloy. There is also a waterproof neoprene O ring around where the cap screws on to the canister to keep the lighter dry – something that is very important especially with fire making implements. A wet lighter is of no use especially when you need it most.

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The FireStash took me about 4 strikes to get a cotton pad burning as the striker is a little bit too small for my thumb so makes it a little awkward to roll – but what do you expect from a mini butane lighter. What is important is whether it lights every time (which it does).
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The FireStash comes inside a nifty waterproof plastic container (advertised so on the packaging) which is perfect for making a fire kit to keep things organised and dry.
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With a footprint about the size of a peanut, this potential life-saver is an absolute must for your pocket Every Day Carry survival keychain – it’s now on mine!
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From left to right: Photon X-Light Micro LED Keychain Flashlight, S.O.L.A.S ACME tornado rescue whistle, Resqme keychain car escape tool, Leatherman carabiner and the FireStash

Order yours now! Visit www.trueutility.com to find your nearest stockists and to learn more about their other products.