A lighter for computer geeks – Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter


So you’re out in the wilderness, Les Stroud style, and you need a fire.  Stat.  You would have bought a lighter but they didn”t allow them on the plane.  Fortunately, you remembered to pack your Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter!  Available for $19.99 at ThinkGeek, $11.99 at Amazon and reportedly (from reviews) for less than five bucks in the checkout line at Walmart, it is nothing more than a rechargeable battery connected to a heating coil.  Boasts 150 lights at a full charge and is weatherproof. But  leaping from a cliff into a pool below to escape the wildlife in your area will probably kill it.  Sure, you could keep a battery and some steel wool in two separate baggies but this is a sure-fire waA y to get that tinder lit when your chips are down.  Available at ThinkGeek and Amazon.

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3 comments… add one
  • Andrew Baker March 26, 2014, 11:27 am

    Keeping the battery and steel wool in the same pocket is much more exciting.

  • Mark Rosengarten March 26, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Or potassium permanganate and glycerol but I’d recommend that even less.

  • demarreis March 26, 2014, 11:37 pm

    those lighters are junk. The wire heating element doesn’t last long, build up from lighting smokes is one reason, thin wire another, and the plastic melts… might last longer just lighting fires…

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