Many people believe that lighters are an invention of modern society, but the principle of operation, which underlies the operation of this device, flint, steel and fuel, has been used in various cultures for many thousands of years.
Gasoline and gas lighters in a wearable kit or survival kit, NAZ, features of use in the field.
Lighters are quite simple. One of their positive qualities is the ability to produce fire with one hand, while spending minimal physical effort. Like all mechanical devices, a lighter can break or simply fail. And the more moving parts, the higher the probability of breakage. Even when the fuel in the lighter has run out or has run out, in the hands of an experienced person, sparks from under the ignition wheel can be used to light the fire. Although this may not necessarily work with lighter piezoelectric type.
Although the lighters are not completely waterproof, the quick rotation of the wheel on a smooth, non-smooth surface will produce enough heat to dry its elements and bring the lighter back to life. However, the gas lighter will not work if it freezes. You have to spend some time and energy to warm it. It will be especially difficult to do in severe frost.
Lighters on the market are different and have different properties. Gas lighters Zippo, IMCO, Bowers and the like, are unusual and attractive, their main advantage is the automatic operation. Once you turn the wheel and ignite the fuel, you can put the lighter on and it will continue to burn.
emergency set (set, stock, NAZ).
These lighters typically have a flame control function and are available in a variety of different colors with transparent cases. So you can see the amount of fuel remaining inside. Wrap a bright colored electrical tape or adhesive tape on the body of the gas lighter to increase its visibility, especially at dusk and at night, but leave the top and bottom not glued so that you can control the gas level inside.
Do not expect that you can determine how much gas is left in the lighter if you just shake it and listen to the sounds made to it. Before each trip or trip, in addition to visual inspection of the fuel level in the gas lighter, be sure to check its performance. Even in arid climates, the upper metal part of the gas lighter is corroded, and since we are dealing with a mechanical object, there is no need to take the risk.
If you live in an area with a high level of humidity, you will most likely have to replace lighters in your survival kit quite often. And despite the fact that your gas lighter may look like new, it’s better to replace it with a fresh lighter after a couple of years of storage. Gas lighters are generally available, cheap, lightweight, compact and easy to handle. Not being a panacea for all problems, they provide us with a fairly reliable way to get fire immediately, but like all things, they must be used carefully and with the proper degree of common sense.