Getting ready for anything will always be important for you and your family. This is especially true if you really don’t know when these disasters might happen. But for many people, the kind of tools they need to have on hand isn’t always clear. The truth is that there are many different types of tools that you should always carry in your emergency bag.
One of the most important things that can make your life so much easier is relief. A lighter will help you start a fire, which is very important when it comes to going out into the wilderness, but of course you have to think about all types of lighters.
Various types of lighters
Of all the different lighters you’ve likely seen in your life, nearly all fall into one of five different categories. Each of these 5 has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you will need to see which characteristics will be the most important for you and your situation.
There are definitely reasons why there are five different types after all, and you may need to cook more than one in your kit to make sure you’re ready for anything.
The Zippo cigarette lighters are the one’s you’ve probably seen a million times. These are the ones that most smokers use, and even people who prefer to eat birthday cakes and use them more often just because they are small and easy to use.
You can put them on and let them burn even if you want to because it just keeps going as soon as you turn it on. Unfortunately, they can be a bit heavier than other options and if you don’t use them regularly the fuel tends to evaporate.
This type of lighter is exactly what you’d expect, no matter what’s going on around you, you can light a flame. This means that in the event of bad weather, you don’t have to worry about losing the flame as it is fully protected by a waterproof case.
These burners are very small and light, making them great for a survival kit, but they can be tricky to operate if it’s very cold outside and cost a lot of work because the specialty fuel is expensive.
Capsule and peanut lighters
These little lighters are usually attached to a key chain because otherwise they would be completely lost, they really are that small. They are easy to use because the fuel you need is cheap and available everywhere, and because they are so small you can easily use them as candles, or simply stick them to your kit and forget about them until you get them. will be needed.
Of course you have to make sure they stay closed because the pieces are very easy to fall apart and get lost. You should also have more fuel on hand because the fuel in the device tends to evaporate over time.
If you haven’t seen a Zippo before, you’ve probably seen a Bic lighter. All those cute lighters you find at service stations and supermarket outlets are usually Bic because they can be customized to look neat, cheap to buy, easy to replace, and you can even get them online in large quantities.
Unfortunately, they can’t be refilled so once they run out you throw them away and you get another one (which can be expensive over time). They are also quite fragile and should not be used in cold conditions or when dropped.
These lighters do exactly what they say, they float. This means that you can throw them into a puddle and just float on top and keep emitting light without any problems. You can increase or decrease the flame to make sure you have light or fire longer and that you can get very hot flames.
When choosing a lighter, pay attention to the fact that the surface is smooth, there are no scratches and roughness. All parts must be properly docked, otherwise the gas will escape and the gasoline will evaporate. A good lighter is packed in a case or box, information about the manufacturer, service life and operating rules should also be attached.
During operation, make sure that dirt, water and dust do not get into the lighter. Do not touch the divider, otherwise the device may break.