Poll: What do you regularly EDC?
Bic (or other disposeable lighter)
Zippo
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Bic or Zippo?
#51
At 9000' and above in Afghanistan disposables were pretty useless. We either used a refillable butane torch or a zippo with a mix fuel. Butane was difficult to get and was temperamental in cold weather. To get a Zippo to work reliably we would mix petroleum either with zippo lighter fluid. At 9000' the mix 1 part either and 4 parts lighter fluid. The wick would also have to be lengthened and fanned out. It dries out faster and make a huge flame down at 2000'.
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#52
Point in favor of the Zippo under those conditions.
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#53
Anyone tried using 70/30 butane/propane blend in refillable lighters ? I have seen adapters on fleabay and wonder if they are worth a try??

I have the colman and gosystems canisters for my stoves ment for low temp -15c high alt upto 10,000 feet according to the blurb.
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#54
(09-13-2018, 09:17 AM)Wolfman Wrote: Anyone tried using 70/30 butane/propane blend in refillable lighters ? I have seen adapters on fleabay and wonder if they are worth a try??

I have the colman and gosystems canisters for my stoves ment for low temp -15c high alt upto 10,000 feet according to the blurb.

I haven't seen that, but curious to see how well it works.
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#55
I forgot my Zippo in my uniform pant's pocket and it went through a complete wash and dry on laundry day.  Took it apart, checked everything and dried out the filler.  Loaded a new flint, refilled with fluid and it's as good as new.  

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#56
Folks,if you use a Bic daily leave the sticker on it.When the oils in yer skill degrade/make the sticker loose,get a new one.It's getting ready to run outta fuel.Been looking at this for over a yr.Preps can be boring to some,not I.'08.
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#57
Well, sometimes boring is good. It means you've settled into a routine that, who knows, may one day save your life! I don't smoke so my only reason for carrying a Zippo and peanut lighter is the JIC scenario. But if it ever happens, I'm going to be glad I had it.
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