When lighting a BBQ, campfire, Fire Starters (solid fuels), Hexi blocks etc., make sure there are no smoke blow backs into your lighter tip. The smoke will cause carbon build up and eventually block the tiny gas discharge holes and causing malfunctions. For instance, when outside make sure the wind is either behind or across your Turboflame, this way the smoke will be kept away from your lighter’s tip. And of course keep the flame away at least an inch from what you are lighting (burn in the heat of the flame tip not within the flame itself).