Starting a campfire under windy conditions is simple with a pocket torch.
Watching the weather forecast is ideal before taking off on a camping trip, but sometimes the weather is just too unpredictable. If you've ever been caught in windy weather conditions at the campsite, you know how difficult it can be to hold down a tent and maintain, let alone start, a campfire.
When winds start to pick up, I hope you have a heavy-duty tent and strong stakes to avoid a tent disaster. As for your campfire, that'll be much easier to maintain if you use a wind-resistant fire starter. Pocket torches come in handy in this scenario.
- Superfine centralized flame shape
- Perfect for backpacking
- Flame temperature reaches 2300°F
That disposable lighter might do the trick any other day, but when there are colder temperatures and strong winds, you need a wind-resistant flame to keep the fire going. SOTO has a pocket torch under $25, and customers love it.
It is small, but it's exactly what you need when the wind doesn't calm down. SOTO's Pocket Torch XT has a wind-resistant burner and electronic ignition. This is not the typical BIC lighter that you keep around the house. It may look like it, but don't let the flame size fool you. That blue flame you're looking at reaches up to 2300°F.
The SOTO torch fuel cartridge is refillable. You can refill the refillable lighter with normal butane or outdoor canisters that contain a combination of butane, isobutane, and propane. It may not work in freezing temperatures and high altitudes above 5,000 ft, but it's a significantly beneficial gadget to keep on you regardless.
The average customer rating is close to 4 out of 5 stars, and Amazon customer reviews are fantastic. See what customers are saying about this mini blow torch.
I agree with the review above. If it can save you on windy days while you're backpacking, it's an excellent investment.
Campers, backpackers, and hunters will make great use of it.
This post was originally published on March 17, 2020.