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Outdoor Element is a Colorado-based gear company that has already brought a handful of rugged, practical and life-saving products to the market in their brief history. They specialize in multitool carabiners, as well as firestarters, knives and paracord bracelets.

The company’s co-founder, Mike Mojica, is a mechanical engineer who has years of experience in aerospace and military vehicle engineering. His fingerprints can be seen on all of Outdoor Element’s products. Their Firebiner, for example, is a meticulously engineered carabiner that’s also a lighter. Plus, it costs less than $15 . We weren’t surprised at all when Backpacker Magazine awarded it the “Best Gadget” in their 2019 Gear Guide.

Heading into 2020, Outdoor Element has announced the launch of a new multitool in their product line: the “Fire Escape,” available now via a Kickstarter campaign.

Outdoor Element Introduces “Fire Escape” Multitool via Kickstarter Campaign

a fire escape carabiner on a log

Image from Outdoor Element

The “Fire Escape” takes their best-selling Firebiner to the next level with several major upgrades. The Fire Escape is designed as a highly functional resource for emergency and survival situations, being a “fire-starting, window-breaking, seat belt-cutting, bottle-popping, O2 tank opening, every-day-carry, multi-tool carabiner.”





This new multi-tool carabiner is made out of super strong titanium-coated stainless steel. It weighs just 1.7 oz, holds up to 100 lbs, and can do the job of several tools you probably have kicking around in a toolbox somewhere. But the Fire Escape can fit in your pocket or on your keychain, for easy and immediate access.

Head over to their Kickstarter page to see all eleven deal options that contributors can choose from. Some of them are limited to the first 100 backers, so get in early before they’re gone.


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  • Ryan Woeltje

    Ryan Woeltje