Hey bush braws! A while back I got me a fire piston to fill that gap in my ultimate fire kit. I had never used one untill I got this dude. It took me a bit to get the hang of it. Apparently my forcefully and their forcefully was two different things. Once I found out that one needs to give it just a pop and you get an ember. The tricky part is transferring it from the piston to the tinder bundle. I used jute just cause its easy to work with. as with most fluffs of jute, once the ember is inside it's flame time. Getting to this point.. well to the ember it's self is really alot less effort than many other fire starting methods. But that's my opinion. Anyone else use a fire piston from time to time ? Let's see what ya got!!