#3 Use a lighter to set put out a fire
OK, needless to say you can’t save an entire building that is on fire using this method. But it’s sure fun to try using a simple lighter and a bamboo skewer that’s on fire.
Begin by putting some lighter fluid at the tip of a bamboo skewer fixed on a stand, kept away from anything else that may be flammable for your safety. Use your lighter to light the bamboo skewer. Then, turn on your lighter a few centimeters under the flame. You should begin to see the flame on the skewer flicker immediately, when the lighter is under it. Keep at it, and in a second or two, the bamboo skewer will go out.
Precaution: You don’t want your lighter’s flame to touch the skewer; that will only help the skewer stay on fire. Keep some sand or some water nearby so you can douse any accidental flames. If you can’t hold the lighter for too long, you can also use it to light a candle and use that instead. Use a paper cup to catch any hot wax that may want to flow to your fingers. You can make a cut in the shape of a cross at the base of the cup and make the candle go through it to make a quick wax-catcher.