I've ruined so many butane soldering irons using that dirty Ronson butane. There has to be a way to clean the jets out, maybe with naphtha or ethanol. Finally I got my bushbuddy stove with charcoal lit by using an empty cigarette lighter to provide the spark, having flame shoot out the sides of my soldering iron. I used some paper as well but I don't know if it helped. I was able to crisp my last chicharrón to the point where I could eat it despite the rancidity, and now I'm attempting to boil some water for soup, but it's been 20 minutes already and no joy.

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