Okay, it's not really eco and it might not be state of the art technology, but this could be the ultimate 'one thing you would bring to an uninhabited island' gadget; a solar spark fire starter. The Solar Spark Lighter lets anyone creatre fire without the need of any fuel. All you need is a decent light source (the sun will do) and just a small amount of combustable material. The bowl shape reflects light and focusses on whatever is placed between the prongs of the fork in the center. The Solar Spark Lighter is small enough to fit in your pocket and the little fork is can be folded down. For sale at Amazon for $17,95!

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