Pocket Bellows - "Blow-It" Fire Starter

Brand: Epiphany Outdoor Gear
Model: EOGV301B
EAN: 0799928883207
Category: #21 in Sports (Emergency Fire Starters)
List Price: $12.99
Price: $11.69  (127 customer reviews)
You Save: $1.30 (10%)
Dimension: 1.30 x 7.00 x 6.50 inches
Shipping Wt: 0.11 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Pocket Bellows is an ancient fire-starting technology, molded into a modern telescopic hand tool. Start rolling fires with wet or dry firewood in minutes. Gives distance/keeps your face away from the fire when adding oxygen. Extends 20 and collapses to 3.5 for easy storing. Includes carrying case.

Features

  • Original Award Winning Fire Bellowing Tool: Lightweight, collapsible, award-winning fire stainless steel bellowing tool, the Pocket Bellows, compresses and focuses oxygen directly into the heart of a fire
  • Weatherproof Fire Starting Tool: Unlike any other fire starting hand tool on the market, our fire bellowing tool turns soaking wet or dry firewood into a rolling fire in moments
  • Protect your face when Stoking a fire: This Collapsible tool is extendable to give distance and keep your face, beard and eyebrows away from the fire when adding oxygen
  • Compact and Versatile: The Pocket Bellow fits perfectly into a survival kit/ Bugout bag and can be used to start a fire/Campfire when Camping under difficult wet conditions or easy dry conditions as well as at home for fireplaces, woodstoves, fire pits, chimneas and Backyard BBQ's. Best Fire starting solutions for survivalists, Casual Campers and Backyard Fire-pit Owners
  • Veteran Owned Small American Business: Proudly owned by a Father and son who believe in producing quality gear that is changing the way to start a fire

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Top Reviews

Broken x 2
by Frank ledbetter (1 out of 5 stars)
August 3, 2018

The problem with this is moisture. I have purchased two of them and after a couple of months, moisture from breathing into it and the heat, just sits in the tubes and ruins the retainers. When you go to extend it, the clips from inside break and render the entire unit useless. Perhaps if it was not in a sealed tube or if there was one of those oxygen absorbers in the tube? I dont know, but what I do know is I am not buying anymore as I have reached out to the company twice and obtained "zero" response back.
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skepticism turned to wonder once I saw it in use
by Caleb (5 out of 5 stars)
September 8, 2015

I head into the deep woods alone for days at a time on a regular basis. I am equally at home starting a fire by primitive or modern methods. I CAN start a fire in almost any circumstance. When I first ran across this product my reaction was "That would be nice to have, but not necessary. Blowing or fanning with my hat works just fine." Then I watched a youtube video where a guy used one and saw just how well it worked and had to have one. Long story short, I was right in my initial assessment, but I didn't realize just HOW NICE it was to have one of these. Besides the fact that I don't get smoke/ash in my eyes and don't feel like I'm going to singe my eyebrows this thing just WORKS. Seriously, you almost can't lose a fire as long as you have this. Every time I've shown this to someone the process is exactly the same. First skepticism mixed with poking minor fun at "the outdoorsman who needs a modern gimmick to start a fire" but all I have to do is use it on one fire and the immediate response is "I want one, where can I get it?" I have a fixation with quality gear because I have to rely solely on that and my own intuition in the woods and this is one purchase that I don't regret in the slightest. It goes with me on every trip.
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Not a requirement, but a great way to increase efficiency of fire starting damp materials.
by Robert W. Keown (5 out of 5 stars)
November 8, 2015

Used 6-8 times. Device still in good shape. I treat mine with a little gun oil every time I coat my knives, hatchet and other gear. It needs a little lube to prevent binding.

Although an experienced bush person doesn't need this, it is fantastic for reducing the amount of time to create fire in damp conditions. For novices, this could well be the difference between success or failure. It is small enough to be a single-use tool, important for those of us who want versatility. I

The pocket bellows also puts some distance between you and the combustion, reducing irritation. After a few days in the bush, I find my nose and lungs really start to get sensitive. We all know that, short of using a goodly amount of accelerant, firecraft in damp areas requires some up close and personal time with the flame, fuel, and embers. This tool makes literally gives you a little more breathing room.

I have recently used this in a state forest after a long, rainy period. There was no dry tinder other than bark-stripped branches, and no dry kindling. Using fat wood and jute from my own fire kit I was able to get a small tinder bundle lit. As I built up embers using damp kindling, I extended the pocket bellow and slowly begin adding air to the base. Within 5-10 minutes, and patience, I had increased the size of my coals and reached the critical temperature to start consuming the damp kindling. I ended up with a good fire in an area that had days of rain.
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Great sturdy quality
by D73jhfd (5 out of 5 stars)
October 19, 2017

Great sturdy quality. It's definitely no "car antenna"

I watched a YouTube video where a guy pours gallons of water on kindling and starts a fire right away. If it works that good it's worth the money.

As a bonus, you can blow on cats from a distance now, they never see it coming!
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Perfect for the ultralight backpacker
by Dave (5 out of 5 stars)
December 28, 2014

I _really_ like this thing. It's incredibly effective in getting a large amount of oxygen to a very focused area. There's no fear of inhaling a bunch of soot and ash while trying to get a fire started up. It weights next to nothing, it's small, and will be a part of my pack for as long as I'm still doing primitive camping.
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Awesome bellows and is made in the USA !
by Larry in the mountains of PA. (5 out of 5 stars)
August 30, 2016

This thing is awesome and is made in the USA , in Phoenix , Arizona !

It is well made , extends to a nice length and has a strorage tube to protect it when not in use.

Collapses to 3.5" and is 21" fully extended and weighs less than 1 ounce.

To use it , extend it open fully and blow into the fat end. As your breath travels through the tube , it is compressed by the smaller sized tubes and picks up speed.
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A must for camping or fire starter kit!
by John Stigers (5 out of 5 stars)
July 22, 2018

Works great. Blow air to get coals or fire burning hotter without getting face burnt.

My fire starter kit picture: left to right & top to bottom. Bullet lighter - 5for5 100,000 hour light - Storm proof matches - 2-size pencil sharpener (make tinder from pencil size branches) - Orange Ferrocene Magnesium Flint Striker - Bic Lighter - Leatherman Mico - Right side top: Beetle Ribbon Tool with Half Teeth (3-in oyster style knife) - magnifying lens (fire from sun) - more Storm proof matches - altoids can (see picture) - 3 pc. Ferrocene Magnesium Flint Striker - Epiphany Collapsible Pocket Bellow.
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Five Stars
by S Adams. (5 out of 5 stars)
October 1, 2016

Love it. Works great, fits right into my Leatherman case stretchy pocket
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V3 Bellows
by Fed Up (5 out of 5 stars)
September 11, 2015

Okay so it's basically an old school car antenna, but it works great!!! I have the original version as well and the V3 is better in every respect. More compact, a lot shorter than the original and fatter at one end so it passes more concentrated air. Comes in a nice tube too that easily fits in cargo pocket.

Went camping recently and my friends were having a hard time getting a wood fire going. I stepped in with the pocket Bellows got a roaring fire in a short time.

Everyone wanted information about where to get their own pocket bellows.
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Very nice
by Tim Sylvester (5 out of 5 stars)
December 17, 2016

Great for wood stoves. Huge improvement over just blowing, and I can't bring myself to use a battery-powered gizmo.

Mine arrived with a slight blemish that won't come off with anything that won't also destroy the finish, but I didn't get it to be beautiful.

Action was also a little stiff, but a few drops of light machine oil made it nice and smooth.

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