What a ridiculous concept... You actually keep fuel in the thing. Why not just carry a lighter or a normal flint fire starter if it's for emergency use.
Because most lighters are not waterproof and this is an immediate fire source? Where as a stand alone flint requires tinder that can actually be kindled into a fire. Plus once the fuel source is used up it still works as "normal flint fire starter."
They also weigh nothing compared to a Zippo.....which isn't saying much for most Zippos, but there are some Zippos that are a bit weighty.
For the arts and craft type, you can find or make you own favorite print/picture and glue/affix/or whatever it is arts and crafts people do to the blank outside casing.
This is a perfect little tool to "practice" with. I got a few for my kids to use when we go camping. I'd say you learn how to use firestarters/flint/steel with cheap things like this, then when you go "real" camping you get the good stuff that costs a bit more (and is much more reliable). If my kids loose this thing, not a big deal. Thanks, OP!
In the video he holds his thumb over the opening while striking. After striking you have a flame and a thumb loaded with lighter fluid. I know a sloshing container would be worse, but is there any better way to use this?
There is steel on the side of the box, There is a flint attached to a metal stick. On the stick there is a wad of cloth that will hold the alcohol/fuel they use.
You swipe the metal flint against the steel, you get sparks, cloth catches on fire..
the cloth does not burn, the fuel burns first.
Its nice, and its a nice novelty item. You can always refuel it. I've got 3 that a friend didn't want anymore. I refilled it up with rubbing alcohol.
If you are really looking for survival items, the matches that light up when you rub them against anything are the ones you want. Friction matches i think.
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