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    "Magnif-i"

    hello,
    I thought this maybe of interest to NBCUK forum members. I received through a rep from http://www.thatcompanycalledif.com some plastic credit card sized "Magnif-i" lens (4 pack) which may have a possible use for fire lighting. I've been informed rrp. 1.99p. I've been successful in the past *pending the Scottish weather, creating a fire using a magnifying glass along with a similar plastic credit card sized sheet I picked up at the optician's for free. These "Magnif-i" cards measure 85mm x 54mm made from solid rigid 'fresnel' lens come in a PVC sleeve. The cards themselves have a built in clip along the top used as a page mark or could be useful to affix a lanyard? ideal item the "Magnif-i" if proven to work as a method of fire starting for the EDC kit or FSK tin/pouch. A number of Bushcrafters State side have used similar with effect, after all they have the glorious sunshine unlike here in the UK. *Image 2 similar sized same spec credit card sized fresnel lens.
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    I carry something similar in my wallet and have another in my fire lighting kit, had them a while, purchased off the bay, handy sometimes.

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    hello,
    bopdude deffo a handy piece of kit again pending the Scottish weather. I have used similar with effect elsewhere incl' Scotland.
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    David

    Quote Originally Posted by bopdude View Post
    I carry something similar in my wallet and have another in my fire lighting kit, had them a while, purchased off the bay, handy sometimes.

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    hello,
    Bump.. Whoo Hoo.. they work. Holiday weekend Saturday up in Lanark Clyde Valley. It was for once into double figures brilliant sunshine so I went walkabout from early morning. Anyway I thought I'd take one of the "Magnif-i" out with me & give it a try. My tinder selection char cloth, amadou, & a combination of fuzzed cotton/lint with sulphur matches (made from cocktail sticks) all ignited in no time at all. Definitely going in the EDC kit bag as it takes up very little to no room at all.
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    Where can you get these from as I always forget my glasses so would kill two birds with one stone .

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    hello diviy,
    Sorry I can't assist. I would suggest asking at your local opticians, they sometimes have similar plastic credit card sized magnifying lens cards at the counter.
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    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by diviy View Post
    Where can you get these from as I always forget my glasses so would kill two birds with one stone .
    Not sure if they're as good as the original post but found some...

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-3-MAG...571?nav=SEARCH
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    Found It on Ebay just ordered one
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnif-I-C...3D272240336060

    Cheers David allway`s forget my reading glasses so will be very handy.

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    hello Gerry,
    Good one rrp. 1.99p I think the postage is included in the purchase.
    Regards
    David

    Quote Originally Posted by diviy View Post
    Found It on Ebay just ordered one
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magnif-I-C...3D272240336060

    Cheers David allway`s forget my reading glasses so will be very handy.

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    Remember that with solar fire ignition, size matters. Thus a larger, lower powered lens will out perform a smaller, higher magnification lens. We can think of the lens as a funnel gathering photons.

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