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Homemade Lighter: How To Make A Prison Lighter

POSTED: October 23rd, 2013, LAST UPDATED: September 15th, 2015

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 homemade 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 etc, you can start a fire with a homemade lighter like this.

Watch the video above and find out how to use a battery and the gum wrapper to make a simple prison lighter, then throw some gum in your pack or bug-out-bag.

(Photo from:  HOWLD)