Most people throw their empty lighters in the trash. Instead, why not use it for something? You’re about to see how to use an empty Bic lighter like a Spy.
In this post, we’re going to cover how to use an empty Bic lighter, even light a match without lighter fluid.
How To Empty A Bic Lighter
If we’re going to get all the possible empty Bic lighter uses out of it, it must be empty right. So let’s empty it if it’s not already. Preferably you just come back to this post when you have an empty one instead of wasting lighter fluid, but it’s your choice. If you want to empty your lighter to get the last of its supply out, here’s how to empty a Bic lighter.
Uses For Empty Bic Lighters
So what can you use your empty lighter for? There are a few ways to make empty Bic lighter work as you’ll see below.
Use your empty Bic to ironically, light a fire. Having a liquid-filled lighter is overrated anyway. Here’s how you light a fire with it. You might find this so fun you’ll even do it with a full lighter.
How To Make A Jailhouse Lighter
You’re slightly stressed out after coming home from work, putting up with your underworked and overpaid boss. You get your lighter and relish the thought of some relief. Your lighter is on empty.
Here’s what you do. Stop smoking. After this one last smoke of course, Here’s how to light a fire with a Bic lighter with no lighter fluid. Impossible? Oh contrare. Just because you’re out of gas, doesn’t mean there’s not some secret hack you can perform to get one more light.
Step 1: You need two items to make fire… from nothing.
- An empty Bic lighter
- Toilet paper
Step 2: Lay out some toilet paper and scrape the wheel part up against flint, but without making a spark.
Step 3: Tap the lighter against the table on top of the toilet paper to get all the dust from the flint out on to the paper.
Step 3: Once you have enough of a dust pile. Use the toilet paper to pinch all the dust into the same spot, then just fold and roll.
Step 4: Now use your empty lighter to spark it, you’ll see the flash soon enough.
Congratulations. Now you know how to make a Jailhouse Lighter.
Bring your liquid-less lighter back to life using this survival hack for reviving dead lighters. Watch the video below.
You can also make a good ole fashioned survival lighter with it. Watch the video below.
Even if you don’t want to use it for any of the reasons above. You can always do what’s best when you discard it, recycle it. If you’re thinking about whether or not can you throw away used Bic lighters, do the right thing and empty it first. Don’t throw away lighters with lighter fluid still left inside it.
Now you know how to make an empty Bic lighter work, empty or not. We went over how you can use it to light a fire. You know how to make a Jailhouse Lighter which you can impress your friends with.
Is there anything you can do with an empty Bic lighter that everyone else should know? Leave a comment below and tell us your secrets.
Do you use empty Bic lighters for something useful?