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Zippo Hand Warmer Lighting Instructions

Updated November 21, 2016

Outdoor enthusiasts participate in activities year-round, often not discouraged even by falling temperatures. Skiers, hunters, anglers and others can appreciate warm hands on a cold day. To help remove some of the chill, Zippo produces a hand warmer designed to be carried in a pocket. Made of metal and featuring a compact design, the Zippo hand warmer uses lighter fluid as a heat source.

Hold the Zippo hand warmer in one hand and remove the lid so that the burner is easily accessible.

Ignite a cigar lighter or similar butane-type lighter and touch the flame to the burner located in the top of the hand warmer. Allow the flame to contact the burner for three to five seconds.

Turn the lid of the hand warmer that was removed earlier and locate the small, orange indicator strip on its side.

Touch the indicator strip to the burner on the hand warmer and hold in place for up to 15 seconds.

Watch for the orange indicator to change to red, indicating that the burner of the hand warmer has been lit. Replace the lid on the hand warmer for use.

Things You'll Need

  • Lighter fluid
  • Lighter
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Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.