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Published on 01.11.18 in Fire

The Dragon's Sneeze

Watch a video of a Dragon's Sneeze in action; read a review and find out more.

In 2016 we created our Dragon's Sneeze fire lighter - named in a competition by several of our imaginative customers!

We've had such great feedback we wanted to share some with you.

Michael James, author of Forest School and Autism says

"I run Forest School sessions for adults with ASD & Learning Disabilities. Lighting fires is an activity which my learners find very rewarding but unfortunately some of the people who attend struggled to use fire steels.
Muddy Faces advised me to try their Dragon's Sneeze fire steels which are more suitable for people who find fine motor tasks difficult.
They're brilliant! Learners who previously couldn't light fires can now enjoy doing so. Muddy Faces practical advice and knowledge of how to make accommodations to ensure inclusive practice have definitely helped me to improve my sessions."

Dragon's sneeze in action

Stephen Simpson from Forest Schooling UK shared this wonderful video of a Dragon's Sneeze in action - we love Malek's reaction when he creates his first spark!

Dragons Sneeze in the shop

Dragons Sneeze

From: £19.99 exVAT

Both fire steel and striker have chunky ergonomic wooden handles, making them easier to use. They're attached by a brightly-coloured lanyard so they don't get lost in a natural setting.

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Dragons Sneeze Fire Starter Set

£27.99 exVAT

Dragon Sneeze is a popular fire lighting option, ideal for young to old. It has had particular success with early years and SEN. This amazing tool makes a fantastic present for any outdoor enthusiast or in fact anyone with a log ...

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Dragons Sneeze & fire on the Outdoor Hub

Dragons Sneeze

Fire lighting and campfire cooking can be a wonderful part of the outdoor experience for Early Years and Primary school children. The Dragons Sneeze is a fire steel & striker we designed and created especially for Forest School groups and practitioners - easy for all ages and abilities to make the perfect spark. Find out how and why the Dragons Sneeze became...

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Dragons Sneeze stories

If you want a fire or campfire cooking at your outdoor setting or Forest School you'll need a spark! The Dragons' Sneeze is the perfect tool to start you off. But where did the Dragons Sneeze come from? Find out with these origin stories of how the Dragons Sneeze became - as told to us by our amazingly creative customers!

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