What can you do with a mini butane torch?

A mini butane torch, also sometimes call a torch lighter, is a handy tool that is extremely versatile. It is a small lighter shaped like a torch but instead of lighter fluid, it is powered by butane. Because of that, the produced flame is much stronger than that of a regular lighter. It is also blue – a clear sign that you’re dealing with a butane lighter.

A mini butane torch can be used for many different purposes around the house and not only. Their biggest selling point is that they can be used no matter the direction they are facing. You can light a butane torch upside down and it will still work perfectly. They also impervious to windy conditions so they are perfect for use during outside excursions such as camping or sailing.

But what can you do with such a torch inside? A mini butane torch actually has many uses around the house.

Cooking

A mini butane torch can be used to give the finishing touch to different dishes. Melting cheese on top of a casserole? A mini butane torch is your friend. Caramelizing the sugar on top of the crème brulee has never been so easy. Literally anyone can do it. The result will be a dessert that looks like it was prepared by a professional chef.

Mixology

Have you ever seen those fancy cocktails that are lit on fire? Maybe you are thinking of making one but are afraid of getting your fingers burnt? With a mini butane torch, you can easily recreate your favorite fiery drink. Or you can try making a smoked cocktail. Just light a piece of wood (you can get wood planks of different kinds especially for this purpose), capture the smoke in a different container, like a jar, and then pour the smoke into the cocktail. You will get a new drink with a rich wooden note added.

Lighting cigars

Butane torches are loved by cigar smokers. Thanks to its strong flame the cigar is lit evenly which is important if you want to enjoy all of the taste it has to offer. A lot of mini butane torches have slick and fancy designs – that’s a sign that they were probably made for cigar smokers.

House repairs

A mini butane torch can be a lifesaver when it comes to home repairs. You can use it to loosen …

Intro to squirrel proof bird feeders

Hey there, bird lover! Did you spot any of your favorite feathered creatures today? We know how hard and unpredictable bird watching can be. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that is home to different bird species, installing a feeder will surely bring more of them to your yard and keep them well fed even in cold winter months. What if you’re still not sure what kind of bird feeder to get and where to place it? We’ll help you with information on the types of bird feeders available, as well as how to make sure they are the only ones with access to the food.

In case you didn’t know this, different bird species actually prefer sourcing their food (in this case seeds) from different levels – either on or at various heights above the ground.

Bird feeder types

There are several types of bird feeders designs available. Generally speaking, a bird feeder must:

  • attract different species of birds
  • protect bird food against the elements
  • be easy to clean and assemble

Here are the different types:

  • hopper feeders: protects seed left for birds, but also attracts squirrels who can easily access bird food if there’s no added precaution to keep them out of the feeder
  • tray/platform feeders: attracts the largest variety of birds, but with minimal protection. Be sure to clean out the feeder regularly to prevent unsanitary conditions
  • window feeders: attached to glass windows using a suction cup, this type of feeder is easy to remove and clean
  • tube feeders: there are different designs available for this type of feeder with perches above or below feeding ports (to attract birds who feed regularly or upside down). As with all feeders, there’s also a considerable risk of soiling some of the seed

Bird-friendly and squirrel-free feeder

Fortunately for you, you’re not the only one trying to keep squirrels away from their bird feeder. Models that are specifically designed to keep squirrels out usually do so by employing a system designed to measure their weight. Because squirrels are heavier than backyard birds, the systems are built in a way they allow free access to the food for birds and make it impossible for squirrels to freeload.

A bird feeder will attract birds to your backyard for sure. A squirrel proof one will keep them there, making birdwatching exciting for you and feeding a treasured time for …