Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Empty Bic type lighter
- Duct tape
- Small flat blade screw driver
- Needle nose pliers or Multi tool
- Thin kerf saw (I used a hack saw blade and holder)
- Cotton balls
- Zippo lighter fluid
- Small stick
- Mixing container
Step 2: Making the tinder
Step 3: Preparing the Bic
Once the metal band is removed, using either the needle nose pliers or Multi-tool carefully bend the small safety band away from the striker wheel. Using a gentle back and forth motion, remove the safety band from the lighter.
Next, use the pliers (or Multi-tool) to remove the red gas release button and the small metal valve on the oppisite side.
Be careful that you do not bend the plastic "ears" that hold the striker wheel.