The FLINT STRIKER can be used to start a fire in an emergency situation. It has a spare compartment to keep dry tinder for easy fire starting. Can get up to 8,000 strikes on the flint starter. The built-in compass can help navigate your way when you are lost. Each side of the flint striker has some help reminders on how to perform SOS signal using Morse code. It also has the alpine rescue signal in Morse code and other hand signals for help. It comes with an adjustable nylon cord that can be used to wear as a necklace. The cord also has a built-in emergency whistle for signaling.