If your regular lighter doesn’t cut it, then consider adding the Piezo Igniter from MSR to your stash.
The Piezo Igniter will reliably light most canister stoves, at the push of a button. The element inside this lighter is protected by the tube which makes it more reliable than stove mounted igniters. The tube will also collect a little bit of gas around the element to help it along.
Constructed from ABS plastic and steel, this compact lighter only weighs a measly 10g, so it makes for a welcome addition to your lightweight kitchen set up.
Simple to use and does what it should. Small and easy to pack.
This works very well to light my gas stove, although a friend struggled to light her stove with it.
The colour is not the same as in the picture, which is a shame. The colour I received is a dull dark red and is a lot more likely to be misplaced or lost when camping. The one in the picture also shows some black cord (hand loop?), and I would also have liked this as it would have again it would have contributed to it being less easy to loose.
Overall, a good product that I am satisfied with.
Great item. I use mine for lighting gas camp stoves. My son uses his for safe starting gas burners in the science lab with no flame required.
i know these are used for gas canister stoves - but can they also be used to light alcohol based stoves as well e.g. Trangia burners??
While none of us have tried to light an alcohol burner with a MSR Piezo Igniter, we doubt that it would be capable of doing so as it only produces a tiny spark for lighting gas. We recommend sticking to matches or a lighter.
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