I love the idea that I could solder with a lighter. So ghetto. And practical: like I'm going to shell out $20 for a soldering iron! Even $3.00 for a spool of solder is a big outlay to stick two wires together. Make Magazine says it's "Learn to Solder Month." (that's where the first link came from). I already did learn to solder, but then I never had any reason to practice.
I might even be getting comfortable going to the hardware store, one small thing at a time. (last month: laundry line and an x-acto knife. last week: a plunger and a nail. today: a key and some wood glue. tomorrow: solder.)
(cross-posted to my "travel" blog)