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#110736 - 10/30/07 06:25 PM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: paramedicpete]
Tjin Offline

Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1749
Originally Posted By: paramedicpete
Not a pre-fueled lighter, but key ring sized:

Peanut Lighter

Stainless Steel Lighter

Nice that it can be used as sparking device if fuel is not available.


I have 3 of those peanut lighters. They are really small, so is the flame. They work fine with warm dry hands, but they are really slippery with sweaty/wet hands, the alluminium outside will make it really cold to handle in the cold and due to it's small size, it's probably very hard to use with numb fingers.

Nice as a gadget, but as a proper survival item, get a proper light.

#110752 - 10/30/07 08:33 PM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
frediver Offline

Registered: 05/17/04
Posts: 213
Loc: N.Cal.
Countycomm.com had a good price on the spy capsule style of lighter.

#110762 - 10/30/07 11:27 PM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
I'm not a fan of putting too much extra on my keychain. I prefer to keep items loose in my pocket. With that in mind, I have EDC'ed a Redilite lighter and have recently swapped it out in favor of this butane model I got at Fry's.

Both are easy to use with the Redilite having the added bonus of retaining flint/wheel in case fuel is gone.

Piezo-start lighter and Redilite are 2nd and 3rd down respectively.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

#110765 - 10/30/07 11:58 PM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: paramedicpete]
NAro Offline

Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 486
Observation re: the "peanut lighter" Pete mentions.

My only complaint about the good old Zippo liquid fuel lighter is that IMHO little can be done to prevent rather rapid evaporation of fuel in storage. I bought 5 peanut lighters from Countrycom, filled them, closed them tightly, and periodically tested them.

I'm confident that much, even MOST, of the fuel remained after 5 months. In fact I'm confident enough that I replaced the sparklight with the peanut in all my PSP kits. Even w/o fuel the spark will start a tinderquick or cotton-vaseline ball. I'm sold. And for $5.00.

#110776 - 10/31/07 02:04 AM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: NAro]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline

Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
OK, here's what I tried with a Bic-Mini, this is an old one that is about empty, if it holds up OK after awhile, I will redo it with a bright orange or yellow Bic.

I used an ice pick to gently expand and round the vent ports in the metal shroud, to accept and allow a small split ring to fit.

The lighter still works just fine, the trial run will be to see how well the metal shroud is attached to the lighter after pocket carry over time.

The rest of the gear is a Photon light, spare car key and a Bison Capsule with $20.00 and a small paper with pre-paid phone card info' in case my cell is lost/stolen/damaged etc....

And a Victorinox Super Tinker rehandled with StayGlow scales.
In omnia paratus

#110780 - 10/31/07 03:02 AM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]

Registered: 06/13/07
Posts: 99
I've been carrying a mini bic this exact same way for about a year with no problems. I used an even smaller ring from a cheap whistle and didn't have to widen the holes.
Spemque metumque inter dubiis - Hover between hope and fear. (Vergil)

#110798 - 10/31/07 08:52 AM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: CBTENGR]
bigreddog Offline

Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
Firebyrd from spyderco - carry a lighter and an extra blade (I doubt it's much of a blade by the standards of this forum, but still an extra sharp thing)

#110801 - 10/31/07 10:23 AM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: CBTENGR]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline

Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
Originally Posted By: CBTENGR
I've been carrying a mini bic this exact same way for about a year with no problems.

Thanks, good to hear, hopefully this will work then!
In omnia paratus

#110815 - 10/31/07 12:25 PM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: Shadow_oo00]
bmo Offline

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 40

Cool! You will have to let us know how it works out.

#110856 - 10/31/07 04:38 PM Re: Mini Keyring llghter? [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3600
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Thanks everyone. I've been looking for one too and really appreciate the suggestions!
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