Zippo Butane Lighter

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It is clear that in 2023, survival food is essential, just as water supplies are, but cold weather survival(and any other kind, though) is impossible without a campfire or lighter, and one of the methods to start it is to make a torch. To add up to your survival skills and other important items of survival gear in your special backpack, the item we are about to discuss in our article is a must-have for homesteaders, survivalists, and preppers.

To the point

Since prehistoric times people have realized that fire is crucial for survival and well-being in nature. And thanks to the scientific progress that we have achieved now, we do not need to come up with different ideas whenever we need to make a fire. Instead, we can simply use a Zippo. However, it is not that easy because there are many different Zippo lighters on the market with different looks and what is more important with different types of fuel, and choosing one can be a daunting task.

So, in this article, we will try to help you with this choice by describing some times overlooked Zippo butane lighter insert double torch, which in our opinion deserves to be in the pocket of every traveler.

Why Not the Usual Zippo?

Why Not The Usual Zippo While reading the first part of this article, one can ask why use a Zippo torch butane lighter insert if you can use regular Zippo? And this question would be legit because the usual Zippo is great and is proven by time. When filled with usual fuel, it can light up almost a thousand times and even work under extremely low temperatures. Moreover, the design of a fit slim, regular Zippo lighter case became so popular that many people recognized it as a symbol of American identity.



A few problems

Few Problems However, not everything about regular Zippo is ideal. And almost all cons are concentrated around the fuel. Usual lighter fluid has several problems. First of all, it is not totally safe, especially when refining Zippo lighters because those liquids are very unstable. Furthermore, this fluid gives some unpleasant odor to the flame, which can be a serious problem when you are smoking some expensive cigars, and you do not want to spoil them with the taste of gasoline.

A New Lighter Insert Collection by Zippo

So, considering the issues described above, Zippo decided to develop a new model that would use another fuel, and they invented Zippo butane lighter insert.

The design

I would start describing this butane lighter insert by saying that this model has a metal construction similar to regular Zippo lighter cases, so you will not see the difference with the classic variant. It even has the same noticeable click when you open it. The butane lighter insert has intense and excellent flame, which is great for pipes and cigars. Moreover, it has a very smooth and robust adjustment knob.

Moreover, speaking about the design, I can say that this butane lighter insert still has not only the look of the previous Zippo lighters but also all the useful features, like the fact that the lighter case of insert Zippo protects from sand, dirt, and is waterproof. Furthermore, the size of the torch insert is the same, which means that you will not have any problem carrying this butane lighter insert, and it can perfectly fit into your pocket.

Furthermore, you can improve the design of your butane lighter insert because Zippo supports a full customization process, so if you want an exclusive butane lighter insert, welcome to visit

What is inside?

On the inside, the butane lighter insert consists of a piezoelectric mechanism that moves by the energy created when you push down the button. The mechanism of the butane lighter insert is very reliable and will serve you a long time. What is more important is that Zippo butane lighter inserts a double torch from the butane fuel nozzle, which creates two lines of blue flame, which is more windproof and makes bigger flame height. At the same time, the usual Zippo creates only one flame, which can be a bit unstable.

And of course, the main thing that distinguishes this lighter is that Zippo premium butane fluid fuel has a better smell and gives more lights per fill. Also, the butane inserts in a very convenient way through the filling valve.

What about cons?

Despite all the pros, the Zippo’s butane lighter insert collection including both single and double torch options has some downsides.

First of all, like all lighters powered by butane, double torch butane lighter insert from Zippo suffers a lot under low temperatures. This happens because the butane has a boiling point at the temperature of -0.5C. This means that less gas will be available during cold weather, so it would be harder for the butane lighter insert to sustain the flame, so we can say that the optimum performance range is not so great. Moreover, experiments show that at the temperature of -33C, the butane lighter insert becomes completely useless. So, if you are going for an extreme winter trip to Alaska, it would be better to go with the regular Zippo.

Another con of the butane lighter insert is that you need to hold the button down to sustain the flame, while older models can hold the flame without any manipulations.

Furthermore, the insert double torch butane lighter has an unpleasant ability to explode in fire, so be careful and do not drop it into a campfire.

Get a Zippo’s New Lighter Insert Right Now!

Zippo 65827 Butane Lighter Insert - Double Torch Right now you have a chance to purchase a Zippo Butane Lighter Insert (Double Torch) at Amazon directly from Zippo’s official store!

The Zippo’s double torch butane lighter insert is a genuine Zippo product:

  • It offers an increased number of lights per fill
  • It has an adjustable flame height
  • It fits all the regular Zippo’s cases. (However, this item does not fit slim or 1935 replica cases).


  • Fuel is sold separately.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long does a Zippo butane insert last?

The Zippo single torch butane lighter insert can last longer, more than the usual Zippo lighter. However, here you have to consider a few issues. Firstly, the time of service of one single torch butane lighter insert would depend on how efficient you use it, because obviously, the more you keep the flame, the after the fuel ends. Secondly, you have to take into consideration the environment. Starting with temperature because low temperature severely damages butane lighters. And do not forget about the wind, because the fuel can run out much faster in windy circumstances.

Where can I buy a butane lighter from Zippo?

It is really not that hard to find a place where you can buy a butane lighter insert. You can buy it in numerous local shops around the country. Or you can order it on Amazon. But do not forget about the possibility to browse and purchase Zippo products at, where you can not only buy but also customize your lighter in almost any way possible. Also, torch insert lighters from can come to you with a nice gift box if you want to present this lighter to someone. In addition, I want to say that all lighters are packaged and shipped unfilled, so you have to think in advance about the fuel.

Are these lighters hard to maintain?

In general, no, insert Zippo’s new lighter is not harder to maintain than other Zippo lighter inserts – the better design keeps it clean. So you have to just keep the insert Zippo model safe, away from cold temperatures as well as from fire. Also, you will need to check all the Zippo butane fuel lighter insert mechanisms from time to time, but it is really not hard to do. You will find all the instructions in the manual or on the internet.


A former USA Army sergeant and a highly educated survivalist and prepper with a degree and interest in Engineering and Electronics, Mike Millerson applies his extensive expertise in survivalism, homesteading, backpacking, hiking and hunting, spreading his deep knowledge about handling emergencies and prepping for them reasonably and effectively.




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