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Customer Reviews for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20

Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20

Item# 700273
"Shock your guests when you grab one of these deviously disguised fire starters. They'll think you're planning to blow them sky high, when all you've really got in mind is starting a nice cozy fire. Burns for 30 minutes. 16in.L x 10in.W x 6 1/2in.H crate contains 20 sticks. Includes 20 fire sticks, Common Usage Fire starter, Compatible With Fireplaces, firepits, stoves, etc."
Average Customer Rating:
4.7 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
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Rating Summary (20 reviews)
5 stars
14
4 stars
6
3 stars
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2 stars
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20 of 20(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Review 1 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fun and functional

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February 13, 2015
By Lifeisbettermuddy
from TX
" Awesome looking and fun conversation piece. Works great though there is no need to use a whole one for every fire. Open it outside for the first time because they are stored in sawdust. "
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Review 2 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Bang!

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February 8, 2015
By RDMM
from CT
" These sticks are awesome! Quick start and BANG a roaring fire. "
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Review 3 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Burn baby, burn!!!!

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January 19, 2015
By ugpug
from Illinois
" These are excellent for starting a fire anywhere!!
Whole stick or break up in one inch pieces. Great outdoors or in, fireplace or wood stove. Box also gets a few remarks!! Will buy again!!
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Review 4 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter St

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January 19, 2015
By Gstarr
from South Arkansas
" This product is nice to have around, I use mine for starting fires when I burn outside. One stick burns for a good while. Only problem I have is getting it to flame up. The length of burn overpowers the trouble getting the first flame so I'm all in. "
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Review 5 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice looking, great quality

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January 16, 2015
By JoshinOhio
from Beavercreek, OH
" The wood box is nice, and the sticks are packed in wood chips that double as additional fire starting material. I was able to cut each of these starter sticks into smaller pieces, an inch or two long. They are sufficient to get a fire started as long as the logs being used aren't too big. I also use smaller twigs and branches when starting a fire, and just one of these smaller pieces burns for about 10 minutes. It didn't generate much of a flame in the first minute, but after that, I believe the flame was as much as six inches high. I can't comment on using an entire stick, but I imagine it would start a camp fire, fire pit, or fire place fire quite easily. "
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Review 6 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Dynamite

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January 16, 2015
By Chris62
from Centennial, Colorado
" These are Great, with a water proof fuse inserted in the end of stick, Looks just like a stick of Dynamite. Fooled the neighbors when I went to light up fire pit. & fuse inserted into stick 2-3 inches was enough to light "
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Review 7 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE

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January 15, 2015
By FASMAN
from ARIZONA
" GOT THIS AS A THANK YOU GIFT FOR FREINDS WHO LIVE IN A COLD PART OF ARIZONA. THEY USE A WOOD BURNING STOVE AND THEY WERE EXTATIC OVER THIS GIFT. THE BOX IS DYNOMITE SO TO SPEAK AND THEY WORK AS GOOD AS ANY FIRE STARTERS THEY'VE USED BEFORE. THEY JUST LOVE THEM! DEFINETLY A HOT ITEM. "
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Review 8 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Black Powder Company Dynamite starter sticks

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January 15, 2015
By Porkchop51
from KC, MO
" Love the box and ease of lighting the sticks. Burns hot and lasts long enough to really get the fire going.
I have used the square blocks and it takes longer to light them and they fall through the grate to easy. The longer dynamite size sticks work much better. My neighbor and I burn wood for supplemental heat and I ordered him a box for Christmas. No complaints.
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Review 9 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Work great to start a fire.

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January 14, 2015
By RTW1
from Franklin, Va
" Fire sticks work good. I bought em mainly because the box looks cool. The sawdust was very messy. "
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Review 10 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Totally Awesome!!!!

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May 15, 2014
By TheBiz
from Dallas, TX
" This is a must have for anyone's fireplace. The only thing better would be to add a fuse. They light pretty easy and start fires well. A little pricey but I think it was worth it for the cool factor. Plus you will get some second looks "
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+3points
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Review 11 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent fire starters

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January 4, 2014
By LucyAzul
from Chicago
" Sticks burn for a long time with a hot flame. Have started logs with no bark easily. Excellent fire starters
Sawdust in the box is annoying. Ordered a 'replacement' box of sticks and top half of the sticks were broken. Maybe the sawdust serves some purpose as the ones in the wooden box are not broken. "
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+2points
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Review 12 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

cool but functional

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January 19, 2012
By karter
from New York Metro area
" The box is nicely constructed and strong wood. Everyone comments on it when they see it, especially with the 'dynamite' label. The fire starters work great too! Makes a good present for someone who has everything (including a wood stove). "
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+9points
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Review 13 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Dynamite Fire-Starter

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January 16, 2012
By ZapMan
from NW Ohio
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" I bought one of these in December ~ more to give as a gag-gift, than anything else. But, before it was given to my son as a gift; I set out the case & used one of the fire-starter sticks to start a fire in our wood-burner. It was amazing how quickly & easily it started a new fire, without all the prep-work. I loved it, and actually hated to give it away as a gift. My son took his gift home, and displayed it proudly at his annual New Years' Eve Party! As the attached picture shows, it went over with a BIG BANG there! We're both ordering additional cases! "
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+4points
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Review 14 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

These things are great!

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January 16, 2012
By Shellton
from Pa.
" These babys are easy to light and burn for a very longtime. It makes starting a fire in your fireplace a piece of cake. Anyone can start a fire with the greatest of ease by using these. Just follow the instructions and everything will work just fine. "
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+6points
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Review 15 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

boom

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January 9, 2012
By jsb527
from phoenix md
" these sticks burn pretty well. the wood box arrived with the lid detached from the nails holding it together, but a little wood glue fixed that problem quickly. "
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+1point
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Review 16 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Fire Starter Sticks

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October 12, 2011
By HobbyHorse
from Rock Island, IL
" Lots of fun. A conversation starter, even when the conversation starts with "wait!!!" Seriously, these fire starters are neat to store, and easy to use. They start the fire going hot and fast. I have recommended them to several friends. A little pricey, but worth the little extra for the sheer fun. "
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Review 17 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent

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March 15, 2011
By miner907
" Ordered another crate plus two refills. Enough said. It is cold here in Northern Alaska and you need a quick fire when you come in off the trail! "
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Review 18 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

It's about the box

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March 14, 2011
By Blitzen
" I bought this as a Christmas present- for that purpose it's great. Mostly you want that box labeled "dynamite"...it's possible to buy a real dynamite box, but not easy or cheap. The box quality is adequate, and the product works though as a fire starter they are larger than necessary- break them in half and get twice as much product! Note that the box does not have a latch on the front top; it is hinged but everything can and will fall out if it's overturned. In shipping, this is likely to happen so open the shipping box with care as the sticks are packed in sawdust. "
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+1point
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Review 19 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

A Blast

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March 14, 2011
By ed12780
from Tri-States, New York
" Yes the fire starter sticks work fine, but we mainly bought this for the box effect. Great to see people sit down by the wood stove and then see what they first suspect to be real powder sticks. Long story about how using old TNT to start fires works really well, open the box, see the saw dust and throw them one! "
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Review 20 for Black Rock Powder Company Dynamite Fire Starter Sticks - Crate of 20
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Works great; packs a bit of a mess

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January 24, 2011
By MsInspectorGadget
from TX
" These are great firestarters, shipped in a useful, novel package. The wood crate is well made; handles on the sides would be useful.
The starter sticks themselves light quickly and burn slowly, allowing for thorough starting of an eventually-roaring fire.
The only reason for four stars instead of five is the packaging itself makes a bit of a mess. Sawdust in the crate = mess in the house. A warning on the shipping carton would be helpful. "
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+4points
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