Corrosion of the core of Chinese flint.
During the operation of a cheap nameless Chinese flint, some unpleasant features of its core became clear. After a short stay in a humid environment, about a day in a wet case after rain, the core of this flint was covered with a touch of green.
Then pieces of the material from which it was made began to fall away from it and potholes formed on the rod. On more expensive rotting agents, such companies as Primus and Light my fire, during operation under similar conditions, such a phenomenon was not observed.
dandelion roots used dry alcohol of Kharkov production, the company Bion, like this.
For the first time faced with this manufacturer and its products. Strongly do not recommend for use! The dry alcohol tablets in the box are not packed in cellophane, as in normal manufacturers, but simply lie side by side. As a result, they most likely absorbed moisture and are tormented by burning them. Completely, as it should be for dry alcohol, they do not burn, but leave behind such heaps. Three tablets were burnt, which is evident from the number of piles in the photo..