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Old 01-13-2017, 11:25 AM
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What lighters do people leave in their car kits?

I like Zippos but find they don't last long and I never seem to have good luck with "BIC" type lighters.

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I have a zippo but I keep matches with it just in case.

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[big edit: didn't carefully read original post]

There's a difference between a BIC and a 'BIC type lighter.' If you didn't want to go with a BIC, then a Djeep, if you can find one.
 
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Mini-Bics
Regular Bics
Zippos (with extra, sealed fuel)
Butane torch
USB rechargeable electronic
Metal Match
Pea lighter
Trench lighter

Just my opinion.
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Like others have mentioned:

BIC (of any size)
Ronson Lighter
Cigar lighters are good if you can get them cheap
Zippo but make sure you have fuel around (alcohol, butane, gas,etc)

Matches anywhere in between cause you never know.
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djeep>bic.
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BIG ferro rod!

Use K-Bar or other CARBON steel (not stainless) as striker

https://www.amazon.com/Ferrocerium-S...ferrocium+rods

Cotton balls and petroleum jelly as tinder.

Foolproof, waterproof.
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I have never understood this "survival" fascination with ferro rods or flint rods for starting fires. A 50 cent Bic lighter or equivalent works much better and provides an instant flame. It's like, Oh the SHTF, EMP or (insert your own end of the world event) so now I have to start my fires like it's the 1700's. Maybe I should shave my beard and turn in my man card.
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A $5 ebay Chinese butane lighter works well.
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I have a basic brass zippo with a butane insert. Cool looking but doesn't leak.
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A Bic lighter and a little tea lite candle. You will save a ton of butane by just lighting the candle then using that to start your fire.
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COOL! Have the people that didn't prepare stand behind you...LOL
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COOL! Have the people that didn't prepare stand behind you...LOL


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Thanks folks, the butane insert looks cool!
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I'm with BigSlick!!!

A billion or so smokers in the world and I bet aint none of them rubbn sticks or hitn rods to light up a dang smoke!!!!

Bic lighters work great. The mini can be stuffed into tictac box with a small piece or two of heart pine and a paper towel jammed in there to keepem from rattling when you make a step.

There are also other good lighters but bic is my edc go to.
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I'm with BigSlick!!!

A billion or so smokers in the world and I bet aint none of them rubbn sticks or hitn rods to light up a dang smoke!!!!

Bic lighters work great. The mini can be stuffed into tictac box with a small piece or two of heart pine and a paper towel jammed in there to keepem from rattling when you make a step.

There are also other good lighters but bic is my edc go to.
Not a bad point to be fair. I've just found somehow bic lighters tend to break on me...
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