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What lighter you carry?

Postby enduraguy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:08 pm

I know, I don't smoke either. However, just like having a knife handy, you never know when you might need to have some fire. I "EDC" a "Blazer" CG-001 model. It's clear/green and has been doing great for about 8 years now. I actually used it once several winters ago to thaw the door lock on my '90 Nissan Sentra :D I thought it had quit working recently. Actually, it just would not stay lit. I looked up the issue online and come to find out, the main cause of this problem is air in the butane 'tank'. I drained it completely, re-filled it and it works perfectly again.

Anyone else, smoker or not carry a lighter? It's funny how often you get asked to borrow one when you have one. Single guys take notes :D A blue flame is much more exciting and eye catching than a boring, yellow, wavy flame.

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Postby toomzz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:17 pm

None, since I quit smoking last year March......
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Postby enduraguy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:22 pm

toomzz wrote:None, since I quit smoking last year March......
I don't cut much lately, I'm going to stop carrying a knife ;)

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Postby Rwb1500 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm

MiniBic FTW!

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Postby JLS » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:09 pm

I'm also a non smoker, but always carry a cheap disposable with me. I don't use it much and replace it every three months or so, whether I need to or not.

I do agree that it's handy to be able to make fire on command.
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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:16 pm

Lets talk real lighters for real smokers...lol That's my EDC Zippo picture when in need of special security see following pics....Doc :D
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Postby Adriaan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:23 pm

LOL :) Not only smoking is deadly, but so are these lighters.

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Postby SolidState » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:01 pm

I carry a bic or a colibri contender with me at all times. Fire and knives make us better than monkeys.
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Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:28 pm

I've been wanting to get a really nice storm proof lighter, something small that i could carry in case i needed a flame, but i haven't bothered with it yet. I don't smoke but i could see myself needing a flame if i had to cut some paracord or something and needed to melt the ends. I'm open to suggestions...nothing real fancy, just storm proof and reliable.
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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:50 pm

Evil D wrote:I've been wanting to get a really nice storm proof lighter, something small that i could carry in case i needed a flame, but i haven't bothered with it yet. I don't smoke but i could see myself needing a flame if i had to cut some paracord or something and needed to melt the ends. I'm open to suggestions...nothing real fancy, just storm proof and reliable.
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Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:05 pm

Dr. Snubnose wrote:ZIPPO...Doc :D
I actually have several...i used to carry them quite often. The issue with Zippos is, if you don't use/refill them often they'll dry out. I've had it happen a bunch of times...i go to use it and there's nothing but sparks even though i know i filled it a while back and i haven't used it. I prefer butane torch style lighters...they don't blow out in the wind and they don't dry out, plus they don't run out of flint.

Besides, every Zippo i get eventually gets a loose lid because i can't resist doing that little trick where you snap your fingers to open it lol.
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Postby Adriaan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:17 pm

Zippo blu?

Or maybe something like the silva helios storm lighter?

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Postby GoMeR » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:56 pm

All black Windmill Delta, my brother got it for me 2 years ago for Christmas, been carrying it daily since then without a single problem. Like most butane lighters if you hold the flame on a long time the metal will get hot.

If I lost it I would buy another without question.

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Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:00 pm

The Windmill Delta is one that i had in mind, but i would love something smaller if possible...i don't know if it gets much smaller though.
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Postby Knifestyle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:57 pm

Through a random act of kindness, a bigger name in knife defense circles sent me an old Zippo casing because I mentioned on a forum I was planning on buying one. It's a replica of the WW2 issue model with the slashed corners, only type with a flat top. Completed it with a Thunderbyrd insert, a hard-to-find butane insert that has a standard flame instead of a torch. I carry it in a custom-made leather belt pouch a friend of mine sent me for my 21st birthday.

Ironically, I don't smoke. I'm just fond of the memories these things give me.

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Postby Donut » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:32 pm

You could do a peanut lighter.
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Postby spyderHS08 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:33 pm

zippo, zippo and more zippos....lol just something about them that I love. Although I hate how they dry out quick. but zippos, so fun to play with and work great!
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Postby kens73 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:50 pm

Blazer PB207 <------ This lighter rocks
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Postby SteelDragon » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:52 am

zippos a plentiful, one to match each knife. Today it was one of the Playboy collection white Zippos with the white dragonfly. pretty anal huh.....

That peanut lighter recommended above would be a good one to throw on a keychain and forget about it.


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