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Peanut lighter
#21
Fired up yesterday morning on the first strike.  That's 214 days.  I'll probably refill when I get the chance, I found out what I wanted to know.  This lighter, for $3 with a little thicker O-ring will last for at least 6 months +.  Will fuel up just like a Zippo and take any fuel source that a Zippo will take as well as Zippo parts.  Can't see how you can go wrong with it.

So yep, I'm chalking this up to the sensible prepper's must-have list of things to have.  Smile
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#22
Going gear makes a larger version, a bit more expensive but works great!
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#23
(09-09-2016, 07:56 PM)Glockzilla10mm Wrote: Going gear makes a larger version, a bit more expensive but works great!


How much they asking?
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#24
Not exactly sure right now, haven't been there in a stretch, but the Numyth Vulcan Fire piston and the peanut are made the same way. I think it's over $15 bux. Considering you can get 5 of the ones you use fer that...heck...IDK...but the FP and peanut by nuMyth get RAVE REVIEWS!
Have you seen the Zippo fuel tank thingy?? That's cool too.
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(09-10-2016, 12:12 AM)Glockzilla10mm Wrote: Not exactly sure right now, haven't been there in a stretch, but the Numyth Vulcan Fire piston and the peanut are made the same way. I think it's over $15 bux. Considering you can get 5 of the ones you use fer that...heck...IDK...but the FP and peanut by nuMyth get RAVE REVIEWS!
Have you seen the Zippo fuel tank thingy?? That's cool too.


Yes I've seen the Zippo fuel canister.  The knock-offs are NOT worth the savings as they leak.  Haven't tried the real deal but I like the idea if they don't leak.

I've noticed a couple of my inexpensive peanut lighters come apart when you try to take the inner canister out to refuel.  So I'm trying a different one at the moment to see how well it works.  Shaped like a bullet, it unscrews both on the top (to access the striker wheel and wick for lighting) and the bottom (to put the fuel in).
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#26
Since this is a new style of peanut lighter I figured I'd put it to the same test I did the other ones. So I filled it full this morning and give it a test light.

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#27
(03-30-2017, 02:40 PM)David Wrote: Since this is a new style of peanut lighter I figured I'd put it to the same test I did the other ones. So I filled it full this morning and give it a test light.

Day zero


Fired it up today.  That's 40 days and counting.
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#28
I gave the above peanut lighter (bullet) to my son.  I just ordered a couple of more, one for myself and a spare:

2 PCS Mini Brass Bullet Key Chain Lighter

I like this style, not because it's a bullet shape but that it opens from the bottom.  As noted above, some of those inserts on normal peanut lighters come apart after a while.  On this design I'm not removing an insert.
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#29
That bullet shaped peanut lighter in the link above has lasted at least 10 weeks.  I lit it yesterday and it was fine.  Went ahead and topped it off when I filled up my regular Zippo.  It didn't take much so it still had a good amount of fluid in it.  

Well spend $12.
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#30
New review from the Sensible Prepper:





I like it quite a bit, more than the Zippo if it the fuel lasts longer.  I don't like the price tag though and it would prevent me from getting one at $49.  If it were half the price I'd consider it.  Right now...too much.

Another offering that initially looks interesting:





Mixed reviews on Amazon though.  For example;

Five star

Quote:I compared this to the BIC Lighters (Colors May Vary), 5 Pack which is the classic lighter that I compare all my lighters to.

CONSTRUCTION: The Tekfire has a rubberized outer layer with plastic hinges and a small cover. There is a rubber cover for the 7 inch micro USB cable that it comes with. It is NOT waterproof and the instructions say don't use this when wet which is a good idea because it used an electric arc to light fires.

ACTUAL USE: Works great!!! Creates a mini electric arc that lasts up to 10 seconds and is truly windproof. It has no fuel and fully recharges in 2.5 hours with the included micro USB cable. Came with a partial charge right out of the package and I could use it right away.
It makes a tiny buzzing sound when you press the button and light it. I couldn't turn it on when the cap was closed.

This lighter could be easily damaged if you drop it on the electrodes with the cover off. You should be careful to keep the electrodes clean also.

OVERALL, This is a really nice USB lighter that uses NO fuel and is truly windproof and compact. More expensive than a BIC lighter but the USB recharging makes it really useful for travel.


One star

Quote:It's no good.

This item illustrates why I believe simple is better when it comes to certain emergency items, backcountry gear, and similar stuff... To wit, the thing wouldn't work. At all. I charged it, it had the flashing red light that turned solid after about two hours, but no go when I push the button. No arc. And to me, this speaks to a certain fundamental unreliability here. There isn't much that's going to go wrong with a Zippo, for instance. Ditto for storm matches. This though, the technology and build just isn't there for me to want to trust it as my fire source, even as a backup. As I've seen from my testing, something has definitely made this thing not work right out of the packaging, whether it's a bad circuit connection, bad battery, or whatever.

And for settings where gear has to be absolutely reliable, this is a deal breaker.


I agree, in a survival situation you need something to be absolutely reliable.  A Zippo or Bic is simple and works.  As noted in the Zippo or Bic thread, they provide reliable function with a lot of options, particularly the Zippo.  

Think I'll stick with the orange Zippo in my pocket, the bullet peanut lighter on my survival key chain and the mini-Bic in my EDC pouch.  And for a total back up the Nano-clone ferro rod on my survival key chain.
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