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How To : Use natural fire lighters in the wild

Bushcraft And Survival Magazine, and Videojug team up to demonstrate how to use natural fire lighters in the wild. Various techniques are explained. Flammable materials readily available in the wild are maya sticks, birch bark, cramp balls. Good luck practicing your bushcraft. ...more

How To : Properly light a cigar

Use only wooden matches or butane lighters. If any other lighting method (paper matches or other lighters) must be used, expect a poor starting flavor; after the first few puffs, this negative side effect should pass. Turn the cigar in your fingers, with the cigar held down a ...more

How To : Forge a steel striker for flint and steel

Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to forge a high carbon steel striker for flint and steel. The flint and steel striker served as the original portable lighter. Flint and steel lighters are also used on outdoor trips to light camp fires. These detailed instructions ...more

How To : Replace a Zippo wick

This video will show you how to replace a wick in a standard Zippo lighter. This method can also be used in many other similar style lighters. As you will see in the video, you might not even need to change it, but rather just use what's left. There's a lot hidden in there!

HowTo : Start a Fire With Stuff From Ikea

Apparently IKEA does not sell matches or lighters, so Helmut Smits was forced to improvise. Titled FLAMMA, this conceptual art piece is outdoor survivalism for the resourceful yuppie set. You Will Need: ...and here's how you do it: Previously, Hack Ikea. Hack Ikea: $15 Camer ...more

How To : Refill a Zippo lighter

Zippo not lighting up anymore? Unlike other lighters, you don't need to throw it away; just refill it. Add some butane fuel, and it will start working again. Watch this how-to video and learn how to refill a Zippo lighter.

How To : Refill a disposable Bic cigarette lighter

Everyone knows how to refill a Zippo or butane lighter, but what about the Bic disposable lighters? Believe it or not, you can actually refill those, too! All you need is some lighter fluid and patience. Make sure that you do not accidentally crack the lighter while you refill ...more

How To : Take a BIC lighter apart for recycling

For on-the-go lighting of birthday candles (those surprise birthday parties really get you), homemade explosives (because making stuff explode is fun), and cigarettes, a cheapo BIC lighter is a totally awesome fix. But most BIC lighters run out pretty quickly and get tossed wi ...more

How To : Add fuel to a Zippo lighter

Zippo lighters are the epitome of cool, aren't they? They reek of James Dean and the Fonz and other Hollywood bad boys. In this tutorial, learn what to do when your lighter expires. This video will show you how to refill your lighter with new fuel so that you can keep on using ...more

How To : Purge, clean, and fill a butane lighter

In this tutorial, we learn how to maintain a butane lighter. There are a variety of butane lighters available, but basics for all of them are all the same. First, adjust the flame dial all the way down to negative. Then, purge the lighter using the back of a wooden match. You ...more

How To : Make fire in multiple ways

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to make fire in multiple ways. For this you will need either cigarette lighters or matches. There are also a variety of fire making kits available with fancy strikers to produce sparks and chemically coated paper str ...more

How To : Make a Mini Cannon From a Lighter

I love this project. It involves fire, projectiles, electricity, and is easy to put together from commonly available parts. This mini cannon fires airsoft pellets, is fueled by alcohol, and is made almost entirely from parts found in a standard BBQ lighter. The total cost is u ...more

How To : Assemble a wilderness survival kit

This is a video showing how to assemble a wilderness survival kit. To do this there are some basic things in every kit. One of the things is water, food, or ways to make food, and shelter, or ways to make shelter. There is one prepared kit with pieces of equipment necessary to ...more

How To : Know if your children do drugs

As a parent, it's important to know whether or not your kids are doing drugs to help preserve their safety and well-being. This video will give you some tricks on how to spot if your child is using. Parents are usually the last to know, which is why you have to act swiftly if ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Light a cigar

If you're going to spend money on a hand-crafted cigar, you should know how to properly light it up. Watch this video to learn how to light a cigar. You Will Need * A cigar cutter * A cigar * A butane torch lighter or wooden matches * Piece of cedar wood Step 1. Cut the cig ...more

News : Book Review - Egg on Mao by Denise Chong

“Of a generation who remembers Tiananmen Square, 1989, I considered how some excuse – the lack of, or slow progress on, human rights in China because ‘times have changed’, or because other concerns, including making money, come first, or because rights, freedom, and democracy ...more

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