Many people use Zippos with a pipe insert with a lot of success. If you already have a Zippo, I have read that you can send it in and they will provide you with a free pipe insert and return the insert. For butane, soft flame all the way, no torches. Matches work as well. Until I have the spare funds for an IM Corona Old Boy, I use matches, a Bic, or a Djeep. Mostly matches at home and butane in the car.