This is a small "fire kit" used to train the Grandkinder.... I catch the spark on the end of the wick. Once the fire is started, the wick is rolled to snuff the burn and the wick stored in an old 35mm film canister. A container from blood test strips works as well. I show the grand-kiddos to hold the ferrorod/wick combo like this. With the 'coal', we insert into tinder bundle and make fire. I use the cheap bar fire starters as they are easier to hold/control fro younger folks. Once they master starting a fire with the burning wick, I move them up to a round ferro-rod, the one that will go into their 'disaster' kit. Later, we move to throwing sparks directly into dry tinder to start the fire. The final training phase is to use a Wolf Creek striker (Lisa makes good stuff!) and stone to generate the sparks. By following this training path, the children learn a skill set by building on success and will use skills from previous lessons to advance to the next phase - this reduces disappointment from failures to reach the desired end point - a fire to cook over. Once mastered, we get together again in a week or so and make fire using the prior lesson before moving on to the next phase. Repetition is the key to retention. Of course, success repeated is always a good start for the new lesson set. How do you teach outdoor skills to Kinder? My touchstone for these lessons is simple - With knowledge, you need not fear. If you can start a fire, you will not fear the cold. If you can gather and cook, you will not fear hunger. If you can pitch a tarp, you will have shelter from the weather. With these skills you will have self-confidence and can be a better person. Each child has a kit with 10x10 tarp, a canteen & canteen cup, wool blanket, ground cover and a fire kit. A SAK completes their basic kit set. This is all bound together as a Yukon ruck for storage.