Use to do this when I was kid, but saw it being done on a recent episode of The Walking Dead. So I thought I would make an instruction video on how to do it. The Walking Dead Survival Tip. The Gum Wrapper Lighter AKA Prison Lighter. No lighter to start a fire. No Problem. This is a quick and easy tip that could save your life in an urban survival situation, if you ever need fire.All you need is an old or new gum wrapper or cigarette package liner and a AA battery and you have fire.
Step 1: Collect Materials
You will need the following items to make a gum wrapper lighter.
1) Gum Wrapper
2) AA Battery
3) Scissors or Knife
Step 2: Cut Gum Wrapper
Cut gum wrapper in a strip of about 1/4 inch and fold in half
Step 3: Create Ignition Point
Cut on an angle to a fine point. This is where the ignition of the lighter will take place.
Step 4: Connect to Battery
Connect one end of the wrapper to the positive and the other to the negative ends of the battery.
Step 5: You Have Fire
You now have fire and thus a lighter.
"Be prepared, stay safe and survive."