Make sure to keep one in your: First Aid Kit, EDC / Prepper Bag, Car, Kitchen, Backpack…
Remember you will always need a knife and fire to survive in the wilderness.
After numerous responses and requests with the Standard Peanut and Split Pea Lighters our staff members wondered what could be done to make it better. The answer is make it bigger and also increase the size of the spark wheel for even easier use with and without gloves. These two changes make a dramatic difference in extended run time and versatility of use in any condition. The XL Peanut Lighter is also perfect for extended trips where you will need more than a few days of firestarting.
Here's what we came up with to improve it:
I’ve been searching for the right lighter for EDC/preparedness/backcountry. Instead of stockpiling disposable lighters, I went with this lighter and glad I did. It’s simple, reliable, and rugged. I keep a few extra wicks, flints, and o-rings in a 2 ounce Nalgene jar and expect that should keep this lighter serviceable for a very long time. I went for the titanium XL, which is expensive for a lighter, but I spend weeks at a time actually depending on my lighter so I’m not going to fool around with such a critical piece of gear. Sure, I can use a fire steel and invariably carry a small one as a back up, but really, that gets old starting every fire from rod. One thing to note: You can fine tune the flame on this lighter. If you pull the wick up the flame gets bigger, which is more resistant to wind and can be used for short periods to generate a small amount of light. Push the wick into the lighter body and you have a smaller, more manageable flame which uses less fuel. Buy it before you need it.