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In really cold windy weather getting any stove lit can be a chore. Sometimes its even too windy in your vestibule and not having hot food or coffee or water makes camping in Winter a real drag. Even white gas stoves need to be preheated and preheat flames are easily blown out.
In place of my BIC I now carry a "Master appliance Microtorch" model MT-5. It weighs 1.7 oz full of butane and is refillable. It is as it says a microtorch that can be used for soldering. The flame is about 1.5 inches long and HOT! It will not blow out in ANY wind and has a built in piezo lighter - just keep it warm in your pocket. If you've ever used a whole book of matches and still not got your stove lit this is for you. If you're trying to light an alcohol stove this can help, and the long powerful flame makes it easy to point it down into a stove in a windscreen.
While I'm on the subject of Winter stove lighting I want to ad this. I collect stoves of all kinds and in my own humble opinion the very finest most reliable easy to light and easy to adjust Winter stove is a Coleman Xtreme. There is no preheating required just turn it on and light it and it will simmer or put out 15,000 btus with the twist of a knob. There is only one caveot - push the fuel bottle vertically into the snow, do not lay it flat on the snow, and put something under it to keep it from melting into the snow. Remove the fuel bottle if there seems to be any leakage which is very rare.