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Maybe just fill one flask with 190 proof "EVERCLEAR"......and it could be Multi-purpose.........


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If you carry a Zippo lighter?
It's simple to carry a small SS flask of lighter fluid & extra flints.

Don't carry it FUELED, add fuel just before you intend to use it.



These I bought at thrift stores usually 99 cents to a $1.49 each



Ranger banding a Zippo lighter SLOWS fuel evaporation
(+ gives you a way to attach a Zippo lighter to your gear)

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I have a LARGE collection of lighters, both vintage & new.

As such, I have compared a lot of flint / wheel / wick / lighter fluid fueled type lighters.

IMHO, the very best in size, weight, design, construction, survivability & total functionality is a steel (& brass toned steel) Ronson lighter made circa 1968 / 1970 in Korea.

Slightly smaller than a standard Zippo, has a tighter seal, is more ergonomic to hold than a standard Zippo, has a wider striker wheel than a standard Zippo & has a internal dry spot to contain extra flints.





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Clipper disposable lighters are about 1/2 the cost of Bics & comparable quality.



If you are going to carry Clipper or Bic lighters (for survival purposes) this is the way to outfit them. (weather, moisture, dirt proof & attachable to gear)

Clipper is better than Bic.

I used clipper for a while when I was in Europe.

Won't ever go back.

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Something as small/lightweight/durable as this will refuel a Zippo lighter 4 or 5 times.

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If you want cheaper, lighter, more short-lived, newer in design, usually foreign-made, requiring less maintenance, and usually more reliable, go with the Bic. Generally the same as with Glocks and Asian cars.
Bic lighters are made in the US.
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I don't know...most kids figure it out.

Anyway, this only works on the adjustable ones buts its pretty simple. They have a little white plastic gear underneath the brass nozzle and the adjustment lever is attached to a white plastic toothed ring that goes around that 'gear' Normally the metal shroud limits that little lever to about 20ļ of movement left to right, but its just a threaded valve so you can screw or unscrew it as much as you want.

You pop off the metal shroud with the tip of a screwdriver or your just your hands if you have fingernails, and then move the adjustment gear all the way to the right, and THEN slide it up off the gear, turn it back all the way to the left (now that its above the gear it won't turn it back, effectively 'ratcheting' the valve open)


You can get a 6" flame this way but if you open it up that far it won't shut off all the way when you release the button so stick to 2-3" When you have it where you want it slide the toothed ring down over the gear where it was and just pop the metal shroud back on. The adjustment lever will still work but instead of adjusting from 1/2 to 1" it will be in your new range.

Once you get used to it, it only takes about 30 seconds to mod a bic to do this although it may take a little fiddling the first time as the parts are small.
I've never seen a Bic that was adjustable like that. Common on a bunch of other brands, but not Bic.
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I need to keep some lighters around so I am reading all this with interest. Will a BIC or knock-off survive the heat if left in a car indefinitely or will rotation be required? I dress for comfort so don't want one in my pocket all the time.
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I need to keep some lighters around so I am reading all this with interest. Will a BIC or knock-off survive the heat if left in a car indefinitely or will rotation be required? I dress for comfort so don't want one in my pocket all the time.
Yes. Throw some in your glove box and forget em.

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I've never seen a Bic that was adjustable like that. Common on a bunch of other brands, but not Bic.
Back in the 70s and probably into the 80s, all Bic's had flame adjustment. You could crank them to a pretty serious flame, such that the fuel pressure would create a small gap between the lighter and the blue base of the flame.

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Clipper lighters are superior to BIC
Refillable and flint is replaceable
Same price or less for Clipper
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I've never seen a Bic that was adjustable like that. Common on a bunch of other brands, but not Bic.
I will admit, when I say 'bic' I'm using the name the same way someone would say 'bandaide' 'kleenx' 'velcro' etc.
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From my lighter collection. Not the "BEST", but innovative for its time.
You will not see one of these every day, as they are pretty rare.
Actual "antique" = well over 100 years old & remains fully functional.

1st pocket carry lighter using a strip of ferrocerium (flint).
(I DIY replaced the ferrocerium strip, as the original was worn out)







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3 years ago I bought a 4 pack of these https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Lighter...1868502&sr=8-6

along with a case of butane. They're windproof, have a lock if you want to put one in a BOB, hold a lot of fuel, and burn hotter than a BIC or Zippo. After 3 years all are still working.
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From my lighter collection. Not the "BEST", but innovative for its time.
You will not see one of these every day, as they are pretty rare.
Actual "antique" = well over 100 years old & remains fully functional.

1st pocket carry lighter using a strip of ferrocerium (flint).
(I DIY replaced the ferrocerium strip, as the original was worn out)







I ordered a Chinese version for 79¢off ebay but three months and it never arrived.
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I ordered a Chinese version for 79¢off ebay but three months and it never arrived.
You can have the one I pictured for $100.....
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From my lighter collection. Not the "BEST", but innovative for its time.
You will not see one of these every day, as they are pretty rare.
Actual "antique" = well over 100 years old & remains fully functional.

1st pocket carry lighter using a strip of ferrocerium (flint).
(I DIY replaced the ferrocerium strip, as the original was worn out)







That's a neat one. I have a couple newer versions. One little squarish one, and one that is a little bigger and cylindrical. They both work well, with the round one giving a strong spark even without fuel. That one does not have packing in it, which bugs me a little. I may see if there is a way I can get a little cotton in it.

I don't like the "forever matches" quite as much. Mine are mostly plastic, and seem like there could be a time when they come apart. The motor skills needed are a little greater, and they are slightly more prone to blowing out.
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Something as small/lightweight/durable as this will refuel a Zippo lighter 4 or 5 times.

Just fueled up my forever matches, and peanut lighter, all of which didn't need it, after months of non use. Probably 6 months or better I'm thinking.

Timed my Star lighter after using it a couple times last week, and after about a week without fueling it up. Had a good flame for a combined time of about 10 minutes before it appearing to start running a little lower.

I liked your fuel idea, and needed another alternative way to carry extra. Used to have a filler made for that. Was loathe to empty a full eye drop container, but had a bigger lock de--icer
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Didn't get to finish, site acting up. Filled up a 30 ml bottle, to the top and from the top, used about 1/6 of that to fill it up to "wet". Figure that to be mean a good 1.5 months of use in the bush. If not a fair bit more.

Shows to me, excellent energy density, and having a small bottle is extremely efficient.
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I have never purchased a disposable lighter where would I find Clippers? When I quit smoking years ago I was using matches for pipe and cigars.

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Best to have several fire-lighters (+ a dependable Ferro Rod & Striker), as some work better than others in differing conditions.

One on your person (in a shirt, coat, sleeve pocket or in a pouch on your belt), several in your pack & gear and a couple in your vehicle. You never know when one might FAIL for any number of reasons.

Best also to carry extra fuel & flints for Zippo type lighters.

+ a few Storm-Proof matches in small durable waterproof container



Also helpful to have lightweight compact easily dispensable fire starter TINDER.

About the most readily available & least expensive of which is Vaseline, with a little charcoal lighter fluid mixed in & stored in a compact durable squeezable container & handful of cotton balls in a baggy.

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On every set of keys I have a tiny peanut lighter. They have an o-ring so fuel lasts about a year and has about 1oz of fuel. That way I always have a lighter with me even if my bic disappears from my pockets. Two knives, two lighter.
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