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TO IGNITE FINE, DRY TINDER: Set tip of flint directly into tinder. Scrape firmly all the way to the end of flint rod. If tinder does not ignite right away, scrape flint consecutively 2 or 3 times. Its the last part of the flint that will ignite the tinder.
TO IGNITE DAMP TINDER: Shave magnesium (lighter rod) into a quarter sized pile. Place fine tinder on top of magnesium. Then scrape flint (darker rod) with a solid, firm scrape to ignite the material.
TO IGNITE GAS: Turn on gas, shower sparks into ignition area.