Sharpie Survival Torch

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Introduction: Sharpie Survival Torch

Quick, sustainable flame from a Sharpie Marker

Step 1: Get a Sharpie Permanent Marker

I forgot to put this back in the office at work and while I was outside smoking, (yeah, I know I shouldn't smoke) I felt it inside my pocket

Step 2: Fire It Up

Apply a flame such as a lighter or a match as BAM!!! Sustainable, reusable, portable flame!!! have no idea how long it burns yet but I'm gonna do some more testing....

Step 3: Blow It Out and Cap It Off

When finished starting a fire or doing whatever your gonna do with it, simply blow it out and cap it off!!! Ready for use again!!

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    When the Zombies attack the Office, I'll be ready :D

    Really cool little hack. maybe some Tin-foil to help with the whole melting hurdle?

    Grats on your 1st Instructable; Hope to see more :D

    What? Who knew!

    Did the marker keep working like normal after being lit? I'm curious if the felt fused together or anything weird like that.

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    it still writes.... well, sort of... lol

    it did start to burn into the plastic a little, but blowing it out and letting it cool a bit I was able to put the lid right back on

    it still writes, just a little messy.. lol

    Great idea! I'm putting one in my "Go to Hell" kit.