I tried searching on this topic and couldn't find any old threads... so I'm starting this one. I'd imagine there are a wide variety of preferred methods to light stoves. Please post your favorite so we can all learn. I was trying to light my Phoebus 725 outside today, windy, 20 degrees F. It was a bit of a struggle to get the alcohol lit. I've been using the long style butane lighters, the ones meant for grills. If they'd run all the time I'd be happy continuing to use these, but I've had terrible luck finding a reliable brand for these. I've bought name brand (BIC) and generics, and they are all hit or miss. Sometimes they work, often they don't. I have several with much fuel still visible inside them, yet they won't light. There must be a better way. Educate me please.