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deerstalker
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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2017, 05:29:12 PM »


Slip them inside a bicycle inner tube piece, fold the generous ends over the lighter and wrap a rubberband around them.
 

Always good advice
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2017, 08:09:06 PM »

dig a hole.

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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2017, 08:15:02 PM »


dig a hole.


Is that another WALL-E reference Cheesy

Good advice in many situations including this
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« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2017, 05:30:37 PM »

They can quit due to wet, due to corrosion of the flint, slow leakage and they generally don't work above a certain altitude easily attained on summer backpacking trips. Other than that they are very convenient and great for sealing frayed nylon. I carry them but absolutely do not rely on them. There was a miracle tinder product that came in little foil sealed packets that proved to have a remarkably short shelf life. If you buy something on faith, put it away, and then really need it to work seven years later you may be very disappointed. Regular use, servicing, and practice are likely to have a happier ending-isn't that why we have dirttime. A whole spectrum of goods are available to us but the highest speed lowest drag item may actually not be suitable. The litmus of use beats advertising claims, famous user endorsements and glossy staged photos in dramatic outdoor settings every time. Jeez, I'm beginning to sound like Dude-I've been corrupted by older and more experienced friends.
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« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2017, 06:08:38 PM »

Yep, older and more corrupted, I meant experienced, usually doesn't take much on faith, especially if your butt depends on it working, every time.
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« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2017, 11:20:57 PM »

I once had the wheel, flint and spring go sailing into oblivion on a butane lighter.  Pretty much useless after that.  But then I always carry two of them and in my "kit" I have matches in a waterproof container and a Mag. bar.

I've had the exact same thing happen, the spring and the wheel you might find but the flint, you'll be lucky to find it.

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« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2017, 11:34:50 PM »

 There are also vials, sold by Survival Resources and County Comm that are water proof and would probably hold a baby Bic, if not a full sized one. Pennies on the dollar, two or thee at a purchase. I keep a $20 dollar bill and four of five Lucky's stashed in one in my day bag.

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« Reply #37 on: Today at 12:20:15 AM »

I don't think the vail shape is right to hold a mini bic but a clipper is more cylinder shaped and may fit. The electic flameless lighters may be a dumb fad but I could see one lighting good tinder in windy conditions where a flame would fail.
 
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« Reply #38 on: Today at 12:34:33 PM »

"I keep $20 and 4 or 5 Lucky's in one."

You keep that many condoms? You must feel lucky.   Grin
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