How To Choose the Best Survival Lighter
If you like going outdoors, camping, or simply exploring the places that not many people go to, then you might want to equip yourself with a complete survival kit. However, this post does not really tackle what a survival kit is supposed to contain. What we will instead talk about extensively is just one tool: the survival lighter.
When you’re lost in a jungle, forest, island, or any other kind of remote place, you need something with you that you can use to easily start a fire. There are more than a few reasons why you need a fire when you’re lost in the middle of nowhere; like for instance, how are you going to cook your food without it, or how about keeping yourself warm against the freezing temperatures outside? If you have a survival lighter with you, there’s no longer a need to wait for the heat of the sun to assist your fire-starting objective. But choosing and shopping for the right lighter isn’t as simple as you initially think it is.
Here are some things you must consider when you’re finally shopping for one:
1 – How Do You Expect to Use It?
Because survival lighters come in different types, it makes sense to anticipate how you’re likely going to use it. If you are planning to simply use it for starting campfires, then there is no need to get too fancy with your choice. However, if you are a bit more adventurous than most, say like when you intend to go boat sailing one of these days, then it would be smarter to get a survival lighter with waterproof capabilities and can have a stable fire even in windy conditions.
2 – Location
Another important question you should be asking yourself in buying the right survival lighter is where you plan on going next and in the immediate future. You must realize that some places like high altitude locations or those that are extra humid are not ideal for many survival lighters to a point that they never will work. The obvious reason is the lack of oxygen in these areas. Therefore, if you are going to a high altitude to explore or camp, it’s much better to bring a torch aside from your survival lighter.
3 – Durability Plus Reliability
Because you are supposed to use the survival lighter outdoors and within a harsh environment, you therefore have to prioritize buying one that’s durable and reliable. Buying a low quality and cheap type of lighter could translate to trouble later on as you intend to use it to start a fire and it no longer works. The key is finding that one brand that everyone knows to be reliable and high quality.