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What is the best weather proof lighter you know of.
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Well, I prefer my Zippo, but I don't consider it a weather proof lighter. I also carry a burning glass, and as soon as I replace my old one, a flint and steel kit (although I am not worth a damn at it yet).

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Bic. Best In Class.
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Bic, bro. Don't let that 99 cents fool you.

No lighter is weatherproof.


A bic lighter is the best bang for your buck.
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Bic. Best In Class.
I agree, simple, inexpensive and easy to replace.
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Ferro rod(s) are my first choice and BIC's are a good choice too. Also have a lens to use weather permiting.
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A bic lighter is the best bang for your buck.
Sure but a Zippo is the best (provided you put fresh fuel in as needed).

Last week was very warm and decided to take advantage of it with one last fire. Also smoked a cigar. I decided from all the BIC lovers here to get one and used it to light my cigar.

The BIC flame was 1/5 the flame of my Zippo (even after having it on me for some time before using it) and it went out numerous times. Even exhaling through my nose as I lit the cigar caused the BIC lighter to go out several times.

Keep in mind this was a very nice evening. That is how wind susceptible a BIC is. Butane torches have been effective but I cannot trust their fuel supply like I can with a Zippo if my life depended on it. As you said no lighter is truly weatherproof but the Zippo comes closest.
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Not my POS Cabelas super tanker that refused to light at all when I was camping at 9,000 ft earlier this month.

My ten year old Bic certainly has an anemic flame, and it blows out easily, but it will still light at high altitude.
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I love my Zippo for fire craft, however, leave it alone for a week and the fuel evaporates. Which is why I choose BIC's for my emergency lighters. Last thing I need in an emergency is equipment failure.
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I 2nd the BIC. Truly a great lighter, outperforms most other disposable lighters.
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Bic's are good lighters, no doubt. Just depends on the situation, I suppose. For me, they don't seem to like to work when they get cold. A $5 jug of fluid will keep by Zippo going for months. Hell, can use most any flammable fluid for that matter. Lol.
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I currently have several Zippos, stored with fuel throughout my kits, along with Bics. Also have a couple of butane lighters. The Coleman seems to be the best of that lot.

I like the looks of this one, though I haven't picked one up yet: Blazer PB207CR The Torch Butane Refillable... cover
Blazer PB207CR The Torch Butane Refillable...
Would also like to know how well the Zippo butane lighters do. Anyone have one?

Just my opinion.
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Bic's are good lighters, no doubt. Just depends on the situation, I suppose. For me, they don't seem to like to work when they get cold. A $5 jug of fluid will keep by Zippo going for months. Hell, can use most any flammable fluid for that matter. Lol.
A minute in the armpit fixes that!

Take it from a homeless pothead!
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Walmart 7 pack - $2
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I have found a lighter, similar to a bic, that has a small light on the bottom.
Some are blue light most are white light. They are refillible. which is nice
becouse the only hold half the fuel of a bic.
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Bic, you can get a bag of them for about 10$
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A minute in the armpit fixes that!

Take it from a homeless pothead!

HE HE HE HE!!!!!
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I currently have several Zippos, stored with fuel throughout my kits, along with Bics. Also have a couple of butane lighters. The Coleman seems to be the best of that lot.

I like the looks of this one, though I haven't picked one up yet: Blazer PB207CR The Torch Butane Refillable Lighter,Clear: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

Would also like to know how well the Zippo butane lighters do. Anyone have one?

Just my opinion.
I've had a couple of those torches. They work great until the igniter stops working.Usually about 2 months of use as a pack a day smoker.

Now I stick with bics or a few antique ronsons I really like.
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The Zippos are on the curiosity shelf with the Ronsons, and a very old Parker service lighter;
A BIC is my primary lighter backed up by a fire steel, a mag bar serves as a tertiary backup (the Fresnel magnifier is to let these old eyes read fine print).

Enjoy!
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is there much difference between a Bic and the other brands like Scripto or even the cheapy dollar store kind?
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