Fire is a big part of our human life. Ever since man discovered how to use fire, over a million years ago, it has been a staple of daily life, from cooking to keeping warm and chasing away predators. We have come a long way since then, but fire is still an everyday feature in many homes. Whether it’s lighting the open hearth, burning a candle, cooking on a gas stove, firing up the barbecue or building a camp fire, we use flames all the time without thinking twice.
Sadly, there is a downside to this. Every year, many houses burn down due to unsafe use of fire. This is especially common in winter, when fires in the house tend to be lit for longer parts of the day. The most common causes of fire injuries are cooking left unattended, electrical malfunction, candles left unattended, and accidents with barbecues. Since most of these are to do with the way we light open fires and behave around them, it’s time to take a look at how to safely light a fire.
First of all, when we light a fire we need to make sure we do it in a safe area. In your house, if you are burning candles or incense, you need to make sure you position them where they can do no harm. Avoid placing candles near flammable objects like curtains, paintings or canisters of gas. Always make sure there is enough space around the candle so that a gust of wind will not set anything ablaze, and make sure the candle is set on a firm base so that it cannot fall over. When lighting barbecues or camp fires, mark the area around with stones so the flames cannot spread over the lawn, and always have water or sand nearby to control the fire.
Many accidents also occur with the way we light a fire. Many people get scared when they use matches and the flame comes close to their fingers, dropping the match and setting ablaze some item of clothing or upholstery. Similarly with many lighters, the flame is very close to the user’s finger, which can cause them to drop the object. A good solution for this issue is to use a trusted gas lighter like the Yeepi Jet Flame 4200 Lighter. With its canister-like design, you are always lighting the flame away from your hand to avoid scares. You also know exactly how large and powerful the flame is, so that it becomes very easy to estimate the right distance.
Additionally, this Yeepi Jet Flame 4200 Lighter is wind-proof, causing you no issues outdoors. The see-through body shows you exactly how much gas is left, and when it’s empty, you simply refill it. It is light and compact and therefore easy to take with you on camping or other outdoors adventures. Whether you are lighting incense, candles, charcoal or wood, this lighter is the perfect tool. This way, you can always stay warm, dry, and most importantly safe while enjoying the nice atmosphere of an open fire.