Little dude here is dead serious about his lighter (note the 1000 yard stare)—too bad it's only a Bic. Here are seven tools that'll add some flair to your next fire.
One of the oldest and most effective means of fire-starting, the bow and drill method is great if you've got an extra 45 minutes forand want to get an upper body workout in. Just set the spindle in the bore hole, wrap the bow string around it, push down and start sawing—you should see embers by nightfall. $28
Way better than rubbing two sticks together, striking a steel blade against magnesium results in showers of sparks. The Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter is an all-in-one kit including both the magnesium rod and a steel striking blade, which will save your knife the wear and tear. $20
They're strike anywhere matches. You know what they do. $4
Yeah, traditional Zippos are great (what with being windproof and all) but they don't come with their own tinder. The Outdoor Emergency Starter carries up to four water-resistant waxed sticks where the wick should be. Just pull one out, tussle its tip, and use the side-facing flint wheel to set it ablaze. $20
This is the closest you can legally get to playing with a Molotov Cocktail. Drip torches are used by farmers and fire fighters alike to set back fires and clear brush or agricultural space. This tank holds 1.5 gallons of No. 1 diesel fuel which, when inverted, flows out past a flame source and ignites—basically a pouring fire. $155
Lighting blunts with $100 bills is passé, playa. Real ballers nowadays use table-top torch lighters like the Ultrajet from ST DuPont. That is 6 ounces of brushed silver bling.$400
Like the eyes of Medusa, the S3 Arctic from Wicked Lasers can destroy with a glance. 1W beam will burn through paper, plastic, wood, and probably a Pontiac if given enough time. $300