Numyth Vulcan Fire Piston v2

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Numyth Vulcan Fire Piston v2
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Description

The Vulcan is precision CNC machined from an aluminum alloy and has an ultra tough hard anodized type III coating (ember orange or granite gray) to protect it from scratches and general wear. The body has generous amounts of knurling to ensure that the fire piston stays in your hand securely, even when using gloves. The top of the fire piston features a removable cap that allows access to a watertight storage capsule, perfect for keeping your tinder or other small items safe and dry. The bottom cap of the tube is also removable, which allows you to be able to clean the tube when tinder and lubrication builds up as well as keeping the piston securely in place when not in use.

The second version of the Vulcan has the same features of the original, but in a slightly different body.  We added some additional machining on the body of the tube to give even better grip and the interior of the tube has been polished smoother to give a better seal and longer life.  Since we love the color orange, the Vulcan is now available in ember (burnt) orange in addition to the original gray.

How it works

Similar to a diesel engine, a fire piston works by rapidly compressing air and igniting a small piece of tinder held in place in the tinder notch. An ember is created instead of a flame, so relatively advanced fire starting skills are needed to take advantage of the ember once created. In order to properly use the fire piston, easily ignitable tinder such as char cloth or true tinder fungus is required.

The Vulcan works best when the piston and tube are both clean and free of debris.  A minimal amount of the included lubricant will help the piston travel freely in the tube.  Most lubricants like petroleum jelly or silicone gel can be used when the included lubricant is used up or lost.

Features

  • Aluminum alloy construction
  • Hard anodized type III coating (ember orange or granite gray)
  • O-ring sealed watertight tinder capsule
  • O-ring sealed tube cap
  • Double piston o-rings
  • Square threads for long life and reliable use
  • One piece when not in use
  • Removable tube cap for easy cleaning and storage
  • Imported

Included Items

  • Vulcan Fire Piston
  • Zippered plastic storage pouch
  • Instructions
  • Spare o-rings
  • Lubrication

Additional Information

Model vulcanv2
SKU numyth_vulcanv2
Manufacturer Numyth
Video Review Yes

Reviews

Customer Reviews 11 item(s)

I'm gonna love this thing!
I first saw the Vulcan Fire Piston in a review by W. Myers from Mantis Outdoors who did the video on PM-101's YouTube channel. I had prior knowledge of the apparatus and had been looking at getting one of them offered by many different company's on the web, but after watching that video I decided on this one. I just received it today, so haven't even tried it yet, but know that I will get years of use from it. The package arrived a day earlier than they said it would and that is awesome. Especially since I ordered it with a few more items (to get the FREE SHIPPING)! Thanks GG, I'll be back for more stuff someday soon.
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Review by Danofiremano / (Posted on 1/5/2015)
Great Fire Starter
I purchased 1 & even with a thread issue, it worked 1st time out of the box. I did send it back & also purchased a second one because my wife had to have 1 as well! Second one came & it was perfect put of the package as well. Going Gear has, without a doubt, the very best customer service people I have dealt with in the past 10 years since I retired. I just wish I had more room in my house & camp to put stuff, but I've already pushed my luck with my wife these past couple years. Thank you everyone at Going Gear, some day I am going to be in your area to visit the store front itself!!!
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Review by EastTexasJ / (Posted on 11/12/2014)
Amazing Way to Start a Fire
Read NewSonOfLiberty's review - it's spot on and lots of good advice there I'm not going to repeat.

I've had limited success so far, but after watching all the videos on YouTube and reading the reviews here, I know it's not the Vulcan's fault. This method takes some practice, and quality of char cloth will have a direct impact on success.

I'm not at the point that I would want to rely on any fire piston as my sole means of starting an emergency fire, but it does work, and it's a lot of fun to mess around with.

There are tons of fire pistons on the market, even directions on how to make your own, but this is by far the highest quality piston available.
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Review by Chad / (Posted on 5/27/2014)
Not all char cloth is created equal
High marks for a quality, compact fire piston. The price is a fair price for this high quality product. This is the first fire piston I've purchased and tried. Since I've mastered flint & steel, ferro rods, glass lens and the trusty Bic lighter, I decided to add this method of igniting a char cloth ember to my list of fire making capabilities. My first attempts at getting the glowing ember were a series of dismal failures. I was using old blue jean material & after digging through my char cloth supply, I decided to try a piece of charred cotton make-pad and had instant success! I discovered that using char cloth from cotton uncontaminated with years of laundry cycles and dyes makes all the difference in the best char cloth to use in getting an ember. Using a piece of charred cotton lamp wick is the best overall char cloth for this fire piston because it easily loads into the tinder notch. I've added a paper clip to this kit to assist in packing the char cloth into, and removing the lit ember from the tinder notch. Overall I'm very pleased with the speed of delivery, ease of use, and the design of this fire piston.
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Review by Chuck / (Posted on 11/10/2013)
Amazing!
This is by far the best fire piston I have seen so far. It creates an ember almost every time. The shipping was cheap and super fast.
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Review by Noah, Pa / (Posted on 7/20/2013)
Awesome!
I have had a few fire pistons before I got the Vulcan, one was plexiglass, one buffalo horn, and another which was made from aluminum. The Vulcan piston is by far the best fire piston I have had the pleasure of using. The quality of manufacture was great! I have been telling all of my friends about the Vulcan, and would recommend anyone who is interested in a fire piston to not waste their time and just get the Vulcan fire piston. Great product!
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Review by tim / (Posted on 7/9/2013)
Excellent product
Ordered the Vulcan fire piston 3 days ago. Received it today. Very fast no hassle ordering and fast shipping. Along with FREE shipping. Pulled it out and tried some char cloth in it I made. Had the char cloth going in three strokes. Excellent product. Would and will order more from going gear. Thank you for the fast service and well made product.
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Review by Eric / (Posted on 6/27/2013)
EDIT: Vulcan is lightyears ahead!
I recently wrote a review back in Mar. '13...loved my Vfp but no joy lighting it w/ char cloth. I contacted Pierre Coutou, inventor of Stone Tinder on E-bay, ordered from him in hopes of making the piston easier to light. The Vulcan Fp and Stone Tinder were absolutely made for each other. Now my Vfp lights up in 3 "strokes" or less! This Fp is built like the proverbial tank. My wife and I slammed the heck out of it trying to get char cloth to light...no adverse effects at all. Very compact, lightweight, Imho no better can be obtained at this price point. Now all I have to find is more O-rings...(26 June '13) MB
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Review by Mark / (Posted on 6/26/2013)
Fire and Human Ingenuity
I bought the Vulcan fire piston because I was supremely intrigued by the idea that a handheld device was capable of creating enough pressure and heat to ignite tinder. My curiosity led me to watch Going Gear owner Marshall's excellent review of the device and then videos of other fire pistons in general. The Vulcan appears to be very well conceived, engineered and executed. It feels hefty in the hand and the machining is well done so that the various parts work together as a seamless unit. Aesthetically, the Vulcan gives the appearance of a space-age device, kind of like an elongated Apollo-era space capsule, which adds to its appeal, given the irony that the device is, in reality, of primitive origins.
Functionally, the fire piston presents a challenge to the novice. It takes some practice and if the casual gadget-buyer tries this expecting effortless success he or she is likely to be frustrated. But, like the first human who saw sparks flying from thrown rocks, he who is curious enough to persist and to experiment a bit will be rewarded with success. When I first received the Vulcan, I set right out learning to make char cloth from a cotton tee shirt and tried it out in the fire piston. I must have struck that Vulcan down 50 or 60 times with nary a glow in my tinder. I think I got two brief tinder ignitions out of all those attempts. Then I realized that tee shirts made for humans are probably treated with a fire retardant that could have been making my attempts futile. I learned about the advantages of char cord and I searched for pure cotton cordage at two large national home centers and discovered that they did not carry any cotton rope, only synthetic. My quest for pure cotton cordage was ultimately satisfied by a rastafarianoid mop head that sported hundreds of braids of the purest, most pristine cotton. Using those braids of cotton I cooked up one fine batch of char cord on my kitchen stove at two am using a tin can and a foil cover with a pin hole vent. Now, charring cotton will smell like the house is on fire so either have a really efficient hood over the stove or do it outdoors. Next morning, my wife thought the coffee maker was going bad. I just nodded, perplexed. Next night, I smacked the Vulcan down loaded with my freshly made char rope. To my delight, a little ember glowed like a red star on the end of the piston. And again, and again. One two or three smacks produced a glowing ember. My Vulcan was proving itself a pretty amazing little ember-maker. Now don’t get me wrong, a fire piston is not the easiest way to make fire, but it is definitely one of the most fascinating and interesting and epitomizes the ingenuity of human invention.
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Review by Newsonsofliberty / (Posted on 6/17/2013)
What did I do wrong?
Fire Piston arrived as ordered. Very well constructed. Shipping excellent...I just can't get it to produce an ember to save my life. My char cloth practically lit itself when it was removed from its tin. I performed the necessary lubing maintainence etc...no ember. Watched guys on youtube, 1 strike...done.
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Review by Mark / (Posted on 3/7/2013)
Excellent product!!
Having purchased both the burnt orange Vulcan V2 and the orange Tohil " peanut" lighter and giving ample time for testing here is my assessment of both. Instead of using traditional char cloth I purchased STONE Tinder from eBay..burns much cleaner and easier..on the first "strike" of the Vulcan I had an ember that was blown into quite a nice s'more fire! Double O ring design makes a perfect seal every time. Extra storage in plunger head is great for keeping spare O rings and Tinder. Completely removable valve screw makes for super fast cleaning...also always Vulcan to be stored as one piece!! Tohil lighter is great travel size emergency flame. Easy to fill and waterproof with O ring...only down side I have is t was left in the car over night I cold temp now the insert jiggles in the case. But not a big problem considering its waterproof! Both pieces are fine quality CNC anodized aluminium with long lasting square threads. Highly recommend products!! Will purchase from Going Gear again!!
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Review by James, Upstate NY / (Posted on 3/1/2013)