One of the most famous names in lighters, Zippo, is now selling a new Emergency Fire Kit. That seems pretty logical to me.
The new kit capitalizes on the familiar Zippo hinged metal box form factor. However, unlike the typical Zippo lighter, the Emergency Fire Kit is o-ring sealed to prevent moisture from getting into the contents of the kit. The kit uses water resistant waxed cotton tinder sticks (also available separately) to catch sparks from a typical Zippo flint wheel. The concept is similar to using wax or petroleum jelly coated cotton balls with a spark source like a ferro rod. The Zippo Emergency Fire Kit just gathers these components into an attractive kit form.
Check out the Zippo Emergency Fire Kit on Zippo.com.
Those are pretty cool Matt! I wouldn’t mind getting my grubby mitts on one of those kits for some serious T&E.
A Zippo is a bad choice for an emergency kit since the fuel evaporates after a couple of weeks just sitting there.
Too much maintenance required IMHO….
“A Zippo is a bad choice for an emergency kit since the fuel evaporates after a couple of weeks just sitting there.”
May be if it was a lighter. It doesnt have lighter fluid, it houses those coated strips that lights with the sparks from the flint. And it doesnt light those strips into a flame either. It gets them smoldering and then you have to blow on them to get them to light into a flame. Takes a little work at it.