Lighting a cigarette in the wind can be tricky. If you’re inside a vehicle, you can just put the windows up, light your cigarette, and then crack the window open again. If you’re outside in the elements, there are multiple ways you can still light a cigarette, even if it’s windy. As you try these tips, make sure that you’re facing the wind head-on and carefully shielding the fire source with a cupped hand. Read more about usb lighter.
Choosing a Type of Lighter
- Consider a butane torch lighter. Torch lighters are wind-resistant. If the weather is cool, keep the lighter in your pocket for several minutes to warm it up. Then locate the adjustment part of the device: it may be a screw, lever or wheel. Rotate the part in the direction of the plus sign to increase the butane level.
- Carry a charged flameless lighter. Flameless lighters use rechargeable batteries. Since they are electronically operated, they don’t require gas or fuel. They typically recharge with an AC adaptor or USB plug. Since there is no flame to blow out, you can still use them in windy weather.
- Get a windproof lighter. There are many different types of them on the market. Shop around online or stop in a local tobacco shop. When you find one you like, you may want to read reviews about it first from other people who have tried it, to see if it’s as effective as the seller claims.
- Cut thin shavings into the match. If you have something sharp on hand like a pocketknife, scissors or keys, slide the sharp object down the match. Start at the match’s halfway point and press towards the match head to create upraised wood shavings. These will help the flame grow and stay lit long enough to light your cigarette.
- Use two matches at once. Hold the matches about 1 centimeter (0.4 in) apart from each other. Keeping them in this position, strike the first match. The second match will light slightly after the first. This will give you extra moments to light your cigarette.
Hold the matches on an angle pointing downward. The flame will have more material to burn at once, making a stronger fire. You should hold the matches at the very tips of the ends, since the flame will travel upward quickly. Be careful not to burn yourself.