Fire From a Dead Lighter

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Introduction: Fire From a Dead Lighter

About: I've had many different jobs in my life, but I've discovered my passion: Mental Health Counseling. However, that doesn't keep me from still being a technogeek!

Whether you're a survivalist, boyscout, or just want a handy trick to show off, you'll want to see this...

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    Cool but heres a few things you all need to know They dont put flint in lighters its called ferrocerium ferrocerium sparks are litle peices of ferrocerium that ignite from the friction caused when you flick the wheel the sparks that you see in the video are caused by the ferrocerium but the ignition is just the toilet paper Nobody uses flint any more even if they did flint is a rock its not flammable

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    Thanks captain irrelevance! Kidding. Your bic wisdom is certainly appreciated. So with all joking aside, and as nifty as the information you've shared with us truly is; unfortunately, it doesn't discount the fact that everyone, everywhere still refers to the little piece of metal that the wheel rubs on to create a spark - a flint. Pretty sure it's a combination of the fact that a flint, as well as a ferrocerium rod technically serve an identical purpose: creating a spark, along with the word "flint" simply being easier to say & remember, eliminating any confusion that may come with strange new words that aren't very common such as "ferrocerium." It's definitely neat to learn spiffy new facts like the one you've shared, but I'm still quite sure they will continue to be referred to as flints, if not just for the sheer sake of simplicity. ;)

    You are right flint and steel doesn't send flint sparks out to start a fire. It sends tiny steel sparks out that light the tinder. The Ferrocerrium rods are however called flint in common usage. They are even sold as flints for torch strikers and zippo lighters.

    maybe it was thirsty and if it got lit it would get more thirsty but then it drank some lemonade and it felt better. at least thats what the magic talking lighter under my bed said :D:P:)

    I tried but their building mysteriously got burned down... :P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P:P I'm watching you O.O

    once my little bro had a star wars lego dude, and its lightsaber lit up but it ran out of juice(juce?) and i chucked it but it went into my soda and it wurkd agen... HOLY CRAP!

    you can also fill it back up with butane, but awsome if your in the wilderness!!

    i did somthing similar roll the tisue into a tight cone and pull some lint from cotton socks and put it in the cone leave it very flufy and just spark the lighter on it it should work

    Wrong, the flint dust is what does the trick, but you are right, tissue paper is very flamable