DIY, General, General Prepping, Urban Survival, Wilderness Survival

How To Make A Prison Lighter

October 23, 2013

I am sure lots of you right now are wondering what a prison lighter is, and how it is relevant to a prepping and homesteading website. Those that know what a prison lighter is, know the answers to these questions…

A prison lighter is an improvised lighter made using just an AA or AAA (you can use other larger batteries too!) battery and a gum wrapper. In prison they are used to light cigarettes etc, but they can equally be used to start a fire in a survival situation. Fire is pretty vital to survival for warmth and sterilizing water etc. If you have or find a battery and a gum wrapper, you can start a fire. Watch the video above and find out how to use a battery and the gum wrapper to make a prison lighter, then throw some gum in your pack or bug-out-bag.

(Photo from:  HOWLD)