I know I'm not alone in loving these. Now that the cold season is here, fire becomes more needed. And if you have a fireplace or wood stove you will be amazed how handy these are. I made this one from copper piping. I bought the soft type that comes rolled. Cut it about 60 cm long. I lightly filed the mouth end. Done. I also have and love my collapsible version: If you know anybody who has a fireplace or wood stove, these make great little gifts. They fit nicely into tent bags, tripod chair bags and so on. All I can say is. .. try it. You will wonder how you got by without it. Final convincer: you will save lots of frustration, tinder, fire starters and so on by using one of these. Fires that look surely dead spring back to life in a moment. Sales pitch over. If you are using one.... let's hear about it.