Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Survival | 0 comments

How do you make a good idea even better? In this submission for Joellambert.com, Kevin Estela describes a few ways to improve your lighter’s performance in wet weather. Paired with a good ferro rod, you have a reliable fire starting combination for all your outdoor pursuits.

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(L) Kydex lighter holders are nice but aren't meant for water resistance.  (M) the Fire Sleeve takes the proven Bic and makes it water resistant. (R) A simple piece of inner tube can help make your Zippo more reliable.

(L) Kydex lighter holders are nice but aren’t meant for water resistance. (M) the Fire Sleeve takes the proven Bic and makes it water resistant. (R) A simple piece of inner tube can help make your Zippo more reliable.

 

Bic lighters will light, on average, 3000 times.

Bic lighters will light, on average, 3000 times.

 

Zippos are refuel-able. Choose your gear wisely.

Zippos are refuel-able. Choose your gear wisely.

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-Kevin Estela

About the Author

Kevin Estela is the Founder and Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education. He conducts private and semi-private wilderness and urban/suburban survival courses, tests and evaluates knives and equipment for various companies, is a Mountain Khakis Professional Ambassador, and is a life-long outdoors enthusiast with additional pastimes in canoeing/kayaking, fishing and cooking. Kevin's work has taken him from Los Angeles, CA to the United Kingdom and many points in between. Kevin is ranked in both Sayoc Kali and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a shooting enthusiast. Kevin is formerly the Lead Instructor for the Wilderness Learning Center. When not teaching outdoor skills, he is a full-time High School History Teacher and Track and Field Coach who lives in Connecticut.