Poll: What do you regularly EDC?
Bic (or other disposeable lighter)
Zippo
Both
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Bic or Zippo?
#11
Both. A Bic will last in storage for quite a while. Also the flints used in a Bic are a bit harder and last a long time in a Zippo. The multi-fuel capability of the Zippo is a big plus. I have used Coleman lantern fuel for my Zippo for years. Be sure to have extra wicks for the Zippo.
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#12
The harder flints wear the wheel out faster.'08.
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#13
(08-11-2015, 05:53 AM)kirgi08 Wrote: The harder flints wear the wheel out faster.'08.

I have heard that somewhere else. I used the Zippo for about 4 years before I quit smoking some 27 years ago. I replaced the flints about every 6 months back then with Zippo flints until I ran out of the 5 or so that came in a refill pack. I broke open a spent disposable lighter and robbed the half worn flint and it lasted for almost a year and have done that 2 or 3 times since.  This Zippo is not used much anymore.

I have also replaced the wick in recent years. I use the Zippo maybe one or two weeks out of every year and I don't know when I last replaced the flint. I also have a "spare" Zippo that belonged to my dad. It saw lots of use and was rebuilt by Zippo a few years before my dad passed away. It is like new except for the well worn brass housing.
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#14
Zippo seems to really be good with their warranty.  I bought ten of those replacement packs of flints and wicks.  Each pack has 7 flints and 1 wick.  I also harvest the flints out of the odd disposable that I come across.  What's nice about these little flint/wick packs is they're so small and light you can toss them in an EDC easily.  And it was only $5.98 for all 10 packs (after market and not Zippo).
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#15
Zippo warranties the internals and not the cases/hinge.I keep a box of "0" sized paper clips to replace a worn out/broke pin.Ronson wicks are better/last longer than oem does.Also,certain old pens have a spring you can use to repair the flint spring.I know a wee bit about zippos.'08.
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#16
(08-11-2015, 09:36 PM)kirgi08 Wrote: Zippo warranties the internals and not the cases/hinge.I keep a box of "0" sized paper clips to replace a worn out/broke pin.Ronson wicks are better/last longer than oem does.Also,certain old pens have a spring you can use to repair the flint spring.I know a wee bit about zippos.'08.

Hey, I never thought about the possibility of pen spring! Smile
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#17
Lately, I've been back into lighters. I'm experimenting with fuel when I can get the chance. I'm going to try a bit of tiki torch fuel. For what it's worth, if it works, I can get much more fuel and find out how tough a Zippo really is.
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#18
multiple Bics in every bag...
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#19


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#20
I have a ranger band that covers the join of the lid and the body of my zippo to reduce the fuel loss and as tinder. I also keep the zippo in my jacket pocket so it does not get as warm also to reduce the evaporation of the fuel. The bic i keep in my right pocket for quick access if needed and a jetlighter in my left cargo pocket.


I also use clipper butane lighters they are refillable and the flints can be replaced i keep several in each bob and afew in my glove box and centre console, never had one fail on me.

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