Are you new to the game, and have no idea what gun you should buy? Well then YOU'RE A NOOB! But it's this wiki's job to make you not a noob. Here is a brief introduction to Miscellaneous Items.
What are Miscellaneous Items?
Miscellaneous items are NOT intended to be used as weapons (but if you want to fire a flare into a zombie, by all means do so. It's really fulfilling). Instead, miscellaneous items are used to do other important functions in the game- provide light, heal you, delete your buildables.
Miscellaneous items are often cheap to buy, and work very differently than a gun, because after all, THEY ARE NOT GUNS.
There are a subsection in the Miscellaneous item category, which are...
What are Light Sources?
Light Sources are a subcategory of miscellaneous items that are made to produce temporary amounts of light. However, some of these (ahem Flaregun ahem) can be used as a weapon as well. In fact, one of these is supposed to be used as a weapon (probably).
How do I use these?
Every miscellaneous item is tailored to do a specific set of functions. Use them as such. What else is there to say?