The Spark-Lite firestarting kit includes the tough plastic Spark-Lite, 8 sticks of waterproof tinder, and some reasonably useless instructions – all packed into a clip top plastic container. The Spark-Lite itself operates much the same as a cigarette lighter, you just turn the wheel (can be used one handed), and it sparks. The included waterproof tinder is very good. You only need a very small amount to get a fire started, and even a tiny piece will burn for at least 60 seconds – a larger piece will easily give you 2 minutes. Although the Spark-Lite doesn’t do so well with natural tinder (wood shavings etc), it CAN be done, but for best results, use either the excellent included tinder, or make your own from cotton wool balls soaked in vaseline.