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#120513 - 01/17/08 05:56 AM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: ironraven]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
This might be overkill, but I usually carry:
-Spark Lite & Tinder Quik.
-2 lighters (henceforth and hereafter, Bic brand)
-Regular every day matches.
-Life boat matches

and sometimes
-Swedish fire steel (Primus brand)

I won't be carrying anything with a piezo ignition system above 7000'.
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#120810 - 01/19/08 04:34 PM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: aloha]
Steve Offline
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Registered: 05/29/04
Posts: 84
Loc: North Carolina
Countycomm has peanut lighters...

http://www.countycomm.com/peanutlighter.htm
and
http://www.countycomm.com/sslight.htm

The stainless version is fine, but now they need a titanium version wink

Steve
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#120952 - 01/21/08 03:52 PM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: ]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
My wind-resistant, no-hold-the-lever-down, pocket flare--a 40 year old Ronson Varaflame Windlite Atomic:




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#120953 - 01/21/08 04:29 PM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: sotto]
Hacksaw
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I just repaired my old Zippo and plan to throw it into the mix. It's certainly more windproof than anything else I currently carry.

If only I could keep it from drying out.


Edited by Hacksaw (01/21/08 04:38 PM)

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#120954 - 01/21/08 04:37 PM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: sotto]
hamilton Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 81
Wow sotto, I'd worry about burning my eyebrows off with that thing!

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#120958 - 01/21/08 05:01 PM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: sotto]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1838
Loc: MINNESOTA

Sotto--thats more like it--wet,cold and numb with a pile of
whatever you could pull together in a minute,thats what i would
want and not a match--of any kind--or something that was made to light a cigarette--indoors...

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#120960 - 01/21/08 05:40 PM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: sotto]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1838
Loc: MINNESOTA

Sotto--i was just looking at these on Ebay--i assume fuel
still avalable for an old lighter like this==looks like your
burning up alot in that photo

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#121002 - 01/22/08 12:10 AM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: CANOEDOGS]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
Canoedogs:

Yup. This is just a refillable butane lighter. When I bought mine, it needed a little seal work, and I found a guy on the Web who works on them (Glendale, CA or North Hollywood as I recall). Shortly, it was back and in this kind of working order. The flame adjustment wheel really works! I haven't burned it this way for more than a few seconds at a stretch, for obvious reasons. Interestingly, the lighter itself doesn't seem to get very warm with the flame adusted this high.


Edited by sotto (01/22/08 02:27 AM)

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#121003 - 01/22/08 12:17 AM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: sotto]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
Here's another shot of my Ronson Varaflame Windlite:


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#121012 - 01/22/08 02:03 AM Re: DUMP THE BIC [Re: sotto]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1838
Loc: MINNESOTA
Sotto--i just bought one on Ebay--it's going into my overboard
vest--if i ever have to use it i'll get what i've been looking for--a BIG HONKING FLAME--no tiny match or Bic stuff--even if i just get one blast out of it thats all i would
need to get a life saving fire going--great exchange of info
on this site--thanks......now if i can just find empty Spam
cans-------


Edited by CANOEDOGS (01/22/08 02:03 AM)

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