Storm lighters are nice.
Storm lighters are useful.
But storm lighters are expensive. Too expensive for what it is: a sturdy fuel tank combined with a starter.
Here's a way to boost up an ordinay lighter into a cheap, water- & stormproof fuel torch.
- some alu tubes in different sizes
- a few brass caps
- a lighter
- a few tampons
Step 1: Making the Reservoir
The hardest task will be finding two alu-tubes (or copper, steel, titanium or whatever) that fit exactly one into another.
I used a bigger tube from a bicycle pump and a smaller from a camera tripod.
Exit tripod - to sacrifice is nice.
Cut the smallest tube into the size you want and perforate one half of it in the drill press.
Smash it into the bigger tube (with or without CA).
Cut the bigger tube.
Smash the bottom of this 'reservoir' into a brass cap (see picture howto).