That's what they used in old school flashbulbs, tiny strands of magnesium.please be mindful of the intense light that is emitted when magnesium ignites... I remember when my science teacher lit up a 3" thin strip of the stuff, we were all looking at the ceiling (her orders) and it was like a constant flashbulb... or welding torch... either way, protect them eyes.
Well said sir!!!!! I dont carry matches just because I can light thousands of fire with a bic..... I do have a small mag glass though.Not only do I have matches and lighters, but I also have a magnesium starter and a magnifying glass. :wink: