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Lets have a good old zippo thread

i bought one recently off amazon from Jew Bezos and it'll arrive on friday, anything i should know. Cost me 20$

Pic Not Mine
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>>1499837
sex
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>>1499842
Campfire Smells Like Sex In My Nose
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>zippo
the biggest fire meme since ferro rods.
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>>1499837
they're shit, found that out like 10 years ago when I bought one for a ski trip
pretty sure a plastic BIC is a better option in any sort of serious wind
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>>1500015
also they're awful for lighting anything you're going to smoke since they make it taste like gasoline
also you need to maintain them constantly
so yeah, shit
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>>1500015
>BIC
Have they got a fucking sponsorship here or something?
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In my limited experience with them they always kinda sucked. I prefer Clippers. I'd use a bic but I'm too hipster for it so Clipper it is.
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>>1500016
>>1500015

Agree the maintenance sucks, found them to be much more effective in the wind than bic

Dat sound though
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>>1500018
cheaper than Cricket lighters, in Europe everyone smokes so everyone has a lighter, it just averages out that most people have a bic
on the cheapest lighters sometimes the flint will die before the gas so many people avoid these
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I got tired of filling up the fluid every 3 days so I bought a butane insert.
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Dont burn any jews lol
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>>1500038
>butane Zippo for pipes
what the fuck
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>>1500042
Gtfo zoomer
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>>1500038
Butane inserts could be interesting, I;ve heard that butane tastes bad for smokers but i dont smoke so
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>>1500038
Butane is a bastard gas
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>>1500010
But lighters predate ferro rods by at least a century, by millennias if you count a wick soaked in oil.
>>1500015
After I had a bic leak out in my pocket when I crashed I haven't trusted them for 20 years. They're good if you don't crash on them.
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>>1500010
ferro rods are a good backup fire starter, zippos are just a terrible primary.
Bic gang
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>>1500010
I don't see how the two are in any way similar. A ferro rod is superior in every way assuming you know how to use it
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>>1500509
>A ferro rod is superior in every way assuming you know how to use it
Not really. A ferro rod is only as good as your tinder.
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>>1500385
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>>1500404
you cracked a bic lighter? lol how fucking fat are you
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>>1499837
liquid fueled lighters are GOAT but the time of the zippo has passed mostly with the invention of the rubber O ring
the titanlight is expensive for a lighter but I left one in my garage for 6 months and the cotton was still soaked with fluid like it didn't lose a drop
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I have one of these. Does it count?
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>>1500668
most of ronsons stuff is great but I don't trust those little click sparklers I've had too many shit out
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please someone swallow the Clipperpill with me
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>>1500659
what model is that?
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>>1500659
Too big and lighters with o rings have existed since at least zippo has existed. The problem with those lights is they end up being more complex than a zippo. And o ring cases for a zippo exist but again make it too big.
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>>1500404
>all lighters are zippos
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>>1500926
I think I was making a point that there's a big difference between a zippo and a bic,
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>>1500658
very
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>>1499837
OP... zippos honestly suck. My biggest problem is that they run out of juice within 1-2 weeks of filling. The only thing that's nice about them, is if you are in a 'survival' situation, you have a spark with a flint and wheel (which you can get out of a bic, clipper, any wheel lighter really).

They're a very cool novelty, and some people absolutely love them! But realistically, if I have a lighter, I want to shove it in a bag, pocket, car, etc. and have it work every time. I don't smoke, so I don't depend on lighters all the time, and I don't want to spend any time constantly maintaining, or in my case, spending money on lighter fluid that will just go 'up in smoke'.


I saw a deal at a store, buy 5 for the price of 3, and just shoved them everywhere. I have 2 in my EDC bag, two in my car, and one home. In the rare case I need them, I use them, put them back, and repeat.
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Here’s mine
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i have a matt back one to
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Do those lighters that work based on electricity or somethint work well for lighting camp? I think a stoner friend had one and i thought it was neat.i want a future lighter
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>>1501585
Honestly theyre are a bit of a novelty, more so than a zippo (except zippos are based). If you just want to smoke get a cheap pack of lighters for quid and for survival get a striker or rope lighter.
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>>1501585
i had one, i dont know if mine was defective but mine wasnt good for lighting fires, ti was good for lighting cigs
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>>1500668
disposable lighter gang niga
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>>1500673
done
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>>1499837
Writing stuff like that on your stuff is a great way to get falsely accused of a crime and getting convicted for it.

Don't do it.
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Where almost every other lighter requires a special fuel, in a survival situation the Zippo can operate on almost any fuel which will ignite when exposed to a flame. Although not recommended by Zippo, several users have tested various alternative Zippo lighter fuels. The list below demonstrates some of the tested alternative fuels for a survival situation and ranks them from the likely best to worst.

All wick lighter fuels (Zippo, Ronsonol, etc.)
Camp Fuel (naphtha)
Some Paint Thinners (naphtha)
Rubbing Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
Everclear / Grain Alcohol (ethyl alcohol aka “moonshine”)
Kerosene
Cologne
Diesel Fuel
Jet Propellant (JP – 4)
Lamp Oil
Gasoline (dangerous but does work)

One of the most significant notes of his testing was validation that Camp Fuel, which many of us have already tested in Zippos, works as well as wick lighter fluids. I have noticed camp fuel typically does have a smellier burn than some of the more refined wick lighter fuels. From a disaster preparedness perspective, you should have a low tech, manual pressurized camp stove and at least a gallon of camp fuel on hand anyway. However, it is good to know that one gallon of fuel could also be used as a nearly infinite supply of Zippo lighter refills as well.
The flints on the Zippo are very good compared to most other disposable lighter flints. When using a Zippo to start tinder when the fluid is dry, simply move the wick over to the inside and loosely place your tender in the wick cage. If you have nice, dry and light tinder, perhaps some of that cotton battening from the lighter itself, would start right up.
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a section of bicycle tube slows the evaporation pretty well.
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>>1500015
>pretty sure a plastic BIC is a better option in any sort of serious wind
not true at all. BICs are probably the worst possible choice in that situation.
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Zippo
Bic
Imco
Peanut
Clipper
Titanlight

All have different strengths and weaknesses.
Which ones are best depends on your needs.
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>>1505116
The 100%, USA-made Zippo will really be the only lighter which will work after all the pressurized or disposable butane lighters are broken or empty assuming you have enough flint. However, flints from disposable lighters can be harvested, and wicks and cotton packing material can be made. The Zippo is the only lighter that can run on almost any flammable fuel, and will ignite when a spark is applied to it. Even if you don’t have fuel or a wick, the cotton stuffing can be removed and used as tinder with the striker to still make a fire. Yes the old 1933 design does sound like the survival tool that could continue to put a spark in your fire well into an uncertain future.

Another benefit of the Zippo is that the wick can be adjusted for different heights for a little or a lot of fire depending on the need or the fuel used. Thumb free, it can provide a small sustainable no-hands fire where other methods would be impractical or inconvenient and when placed on a fireproof surface it can burn from full to empty—a feat no other commercial lighter can do without exploding or melting into puddle of plastic. Key to being hands-free and self-standing means you can heat a cup of water, which I have done, or use it as a simple heat source for everything from melting paracord to taking a little chill out of your one-man tent.
The Zippo lighter has some unique benefits as a survival tool such as a near indestructible case, function unaffected by altitude, easy maintenance and repair, no-hands burning, signaling/mirror if you have a polished model, and simple functioning.
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I always carry a couple disposable butane lighters in my bag with ferrocerium rods. High-end, windproof micro-torches are without a doubt the fastest firemaking tools available, however they go through fuel quickly. Then what? In a long-term survival situation, the problem occurs when a refill is needed and this is where the Zippo becomes the preferable firemaking tool.

Ferro rods are an indispensable back up option, however a lighter will always be quicker and simpler fire making option. If a catastrophic event occurs, the Zippo becomes a barter-able item. Until then you can slip one of the most well recognized and coolest fire making tools in your pocket all for about $20, for the “just in case” we hope will never happen whether on the streets or in the woods.
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Imcos are very popular but poorly made copies exist.
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>>1505119
Bic flint will not work in a zippo. It's too big , you have chop the flint up.

The comments about the wick and filler aren't unique to Zippo. That's true of almost any lighter that isn't a modern a bic.

>Even if you don’t have fuel or a wick, the cotton stuffing can be removed and used as tinder with the striker to still make a fire.
This is is plain wrong. It's not cotton. It's rayon and it doesn't burn well. And cotton is shit to use as filler.
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>>1504890
you're wrong
signed, guy who smokes a lot
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>>1505131
You are correct, this is a quote from a previous Zippo thread. Someone else recommended replacing a small amount of the rayon with some real cotton for emergency use.
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Rayon
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>>1505146
I think it's a bit much to do that and makes moisture a problem. Some higher quality lighters come with carbon felt material but I'm not really sure what benefit that has besides better heat resistance.
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>>1499837
>I don't smoke but I like to burn things
Thanks again for demonstrating how insufferable people like you are. You are a doormat for other to walk all over. That's why you attempt to be "useful" with your lighter, your knife. In reality, your nothing better than a human mule with your pathetic, utility belt and pocket full of shit. Imagine being so insecure about a lighter you need it to physically say that you're not a smoker. Hands down, this takes the cake for the most soi, and useless lighter of all time. Please consider finding a back alley veterinarian willing to offer and perform euthanasia services on you with pentobarbital.
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>>1504034
vergonhoso e azulpilulado
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>>1505319
Wow, you are very special. You just sporked out over a random internet pic.
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Zippos have an attraction as portable art, in a way similar to scrimshawed ivory carved by sailors.
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If you like Zippos but want a leak proof one that floats.
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Tiny keychain lighters that seal better than Zippos but are less windproof and 2 handed.
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>>1505685
Those tiny lighters suck. Very little fuel and the ones I have tried throw very little sparks. Wasted money on some titanium garbage and the thing has trouble lighting in the house let alone with a breeze. Worse is trying to get the metal liner out to refuel it.
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>>1505685
>>1505856
I would imagine that the 'world's smallest' would tend to be a novelty. Anons have commented that the Peanut was very satisfactory.
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>>1506336
That's the one I got in titanium. Terrible sparks and very hard to get the thing out for a refill.
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>>1499837
Anybody know a butane insert that works with a zippo 240 vintage?
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Is fuel necessarily? Is there s lighter that the sparks are good enough to catch tinder? Basically an easier firesteel
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>>1506532
You want a flint wheel.
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>>1506492
Thunderbirds work pretty well for Chinese stuff.
Sand the sides a little before you put it in, they can get stuck

>>1506532
When using a Zippo to start tinder when the fluid is dry, simply move the wick over to the inside and loosely place your tender in the wick cage.Once the tinder is lit, move it to your pre-prepared tinder bird’s nest to facilitate more flame and larger tinder.
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>>1499837
imagine having to go online and brag to strangers that mom ordered you a lighter
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>>1499837
I take mine out only when I know I'll be smoking, so once a week or two but I have to refill it every time
Bic on the other hand lasted me 2 years of light use, they don't look cool but they are much more reliable plus you can open beers with them

>>1501064
based hoarder
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>>1500524
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>>1500659
I kind of want to get one for outings and stuff (don't smoke) but I don't know if I can rationalize buying one at almost $80 Canadian including 15% HST.
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>>1504890
Disposable lighters are pressurized.
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>>1507312
Have you not tried to light a bic in the wind? It's not very good. That's common knowledge about bics.
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>>1499837
I lost my favorite zippo today.
Someone cheer me up.
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>>1508073
Just remember anon, your zippo and us will always be in our heart, and besides the zippo itself doesn't make it your favourite, you do, you make that zippo your favourite, and look at it from this angle, out there, sitting on a little store shelf, in a small locally owned outdoors store, there's a zippo, eager and waiting for you to pick it up and try it's best to make your fires burn like the sun!
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>>1508073
Ebay sells them at good prices
this one is less than $20 in nice shape.

My favorites are old beat up ones that have a new hinge and insert.
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My current collection, i mostly just collect them as a hobby and the only one i use is the one out of the box which is some kind of vampire zippo that lasts at least a month per refill.
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>>1508073
Id be distraught if i lost my favorite one, i made it my self and i could remake it but it would never be the same.
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>>1508837
Where can I get a kemono lighter?
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>>1508891
Ive made a couple of them on commission, could probably make another one but i cant promise it'd be cheap.

Also the finish just kind of does whatever the fuck it wants sometimes, how it looks in the first two pictures are how the first one came out and this is how the second one came out using the exact same process.
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>>1506492
I think all Zippos aside from the slims use the same insert
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>>1500015
Bic gang. My LT has lost like 6 zippos in the past 7 month and I'm still using the same 3 Bic's I have laying around. Survived many a washing machine too.
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>>1499837
That's the cringiest fucking thing I've seen all year.
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check out my shitty racist lighter
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>>1510959
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>>1510959
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>>1511602
He said cringe, not based
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>>1505129
I was walking around a car boot sale (English thing where everyone drives to a field and sets tables and sell all their old shit they don't want anymore) and found this for 50p. It's a genuine which is p cool.
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That is awesome, nice find!
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>>1516219
>Breaks off in your pocket first day
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>>1516219
the kraken should sit onto a eagles head
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>>1500016
I actually prefer the taste of cigs lit with a Zippo, it's the only reason I use one.
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>>1506974
is there one of those but with an eva?
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>>1517302
>glued on
>doesn't even line up properly
Cringe, not cool.
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>>1517334
Maybe, some are made just for Japan.
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Heres most of what i have. I do hate to take them camping, and have to worry about fuel. I take a bic. And matches. Vaseline soaked cotton balls to make sure fire is started
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got a few other zippoes and other lighters but eh, couldnt be bothered finding more
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>>1520159
What's your base? Lime?
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>>1520436
i think that one was beech, but, just slightly punky/early decomposition. could also have been birch, dont remember
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>>1520159
Is that a Mao lighter?

Do you like using the traditional Flint and Steel?
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>>1499837
My zippo and Swiss army knife
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>>1521009
>Is that a Mao lighter?
Yea
>Do you like using the traditional Flint and Steel?
It's fun. Gives great insight into natural tinder materials
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>>1521777

Thanks
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>still using butane lighters
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>>1525508
How's that one work for bushgravtig? Seems like it'd be great for lighting cigarettes, but shit for lighting campfires.
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>>1525508
Fell for that meme and wasted 12 whole dollaridoos.
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>>1505421
but
>has none of the aesthetics
>has none of the tactile feedback satisfaction
>has none of the style
>has none of the historic charm
literally mighat aswell buy a Bic
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Is that one of those cool squeeze lighters?
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>>1499837
I don’t get people who spend like $50+ on a firesteel. My “light my fire” one has lasted for years and throws off great big sparks, and only cost $7
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>OG fidget spinners
They dry out quickly, real shit option for /out/ings.
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>>1505116
ive never seen this zippo case and I must have it

WHERE?
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>>1499837
Does anyone have experience with a rope liggter?
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>>1526123
Correct, but it would not be the worst thing to have tied to you if you flipped your canoe.
Maybe better than a Bic in that instance.

>>1526811
I wish I knew. eBay has lots of cool ones, but I found that pic on a random search.

>>1526816
We had a thread a few weeks ago and a guy said he really liked his for camping. All I really know about them
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>>1526868
>We had a thread a few weeks ago and a guy said he really liked his for camping. All I really know about them

Thanks for the feedback fren.
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what /out/'s general consensus of bics?

I don't smoke anymore but I still like to keep mine in handy when I travel because there's just something about their design that would look in place with the average minimalist edc of a typical 80s/90s/early-00s pre-smartphone era average dude. I also carry a Victorinox Camper SAK and a money-clip and thinking getting a good ID lanyard form my driver's license
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>>1527013
A mini bic is nice to have. They generally work but have limitations. They are garbage at high altitude and extreme cold. They can also be very hard to get lit once they get wet. Also being plastic they can crack so not the best for pocket.
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I smoke the odd pipe so I was thinking about getting myself a pipe lighter.
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>>1527085

A full size Bic is honestly the best pipe lighter imo. Lasts for a good while (about a month for me) - because pipe smoking needs a flame longer per light and more frequent lighting, most if not all others need replacing too frequently. I have found refillables (clippers etc) don't have a strong enough flame to get into the bowl reliably. I have a pipe zippo too but it needs refilling every 2 days and you are huffing a ton of fuel.
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>>1527013
A Bic is one of the best butane lighters for a variety of reasons. Easy to find and cheap.
Other disposable lighters are not as well made, their valves are more prone to irregular flames which can be quite dangerous.

Bics can last for many years and still work.

Clippy is a decent lighter that is similar to a Bic, but you can refill it and change the flint.
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>>1499837
Zippos leak constantly. Leave it in open air for a week and you'll have to refill it. Then you get lighter fluid all over yourself and your gear, because they leak. Get a thunderbird insert if you want a zippo.
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>>1527013
Literally one of the most useful conveniences of the modern world.
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>>1510901
>lost

Sounds like someone is stealing them or he is a monumental moron or has Alzheimer's.
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>>1499837
I've seen a few people mention them leaking along with the bicycle innertube wrap, but not a wrap for the insert. After refilling, wrap the insert with one or two wraps of electrical tape before putting it back in (whatever fits when trying to re-insert it). Makes it last a lot longer before drying out. Not sure exactly how many wraps you need; it's been a few years since I last did it. My only problem with that method is that electrical tape sucks and will start sliding around after a while, especially because you're basically using it as an o-ring to keep a solvent in a container, which starts ruining the adhesive. Combine both wraps if you really feel like it and it's waterproof and lasts a while.
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Zippos are for children and idiots. Theyre a fashion symbol on par with fedoras and probably the single shittiest lighter you could buy
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>>1500018
No zippos are a meme and bic lighters are cheaper and better then any other disposable gas station lighter and the safety on buc lighters I'd easily removable unlike other lighters
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>>1499837
I agree with that lighter
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How do you recognize a Zippo man?

He stinks of gas and asks you for a light.
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>>1529637
>BIDF
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>>1499837
I use a rope lighter with waxed cotton as rope. Kinda like in the video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsI6H0zx0BA
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I really wish exotac would make a smaller version of the titanlight
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>>1529603
>>1529637
Zippos are objectively better at lighting and staying lit in the wind than bics. It's not debatable
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>>1505408
What site do i go to for a raised image or whatever this is? I really like this design
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>>1532227
Start with an image search and also look on eBay.

I only found the pic, it was not for sale. Good luck and post if you find one.
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>>1499837
I wanted to like the Zippo, but the hinge on the flip cover feels flimsy, it needs to be refilled often, and the fluid imparts a bad taste when smoking. BICs are better despite being disposable. I dropped 80 bones on this butane Kiribi and its been going strong for about a year. Only needs to be refilled like once a month and has an adjustable soft flame. It isn't wind resistant though.
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>>1532142
You get wind resistance at the cost of literally everything else
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>>1532963
Not true, Zippos are famous for being able to use odd fuels

Although not recommended by Zippo, many alternate fuels can be used. This is a tested list, ranked from most suitable to less suitable.

All wick lighter fuels (Zippo, Ronsonol, etc.)
Camp Fuel (naphtha) works well, but smellier than
Some Paint Thinners (naphtha)
Rubbing Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
Everclear / Grain Alcohol (ethyl alcohol aka “moonshine”)
Kerosene
Cologne
Diesel Fuel
Jet Propellant (JP – 4)
Lamp Oil
Gasoline (dangerous but does work)

There are other advantages as well.
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Why shouldn't I carry a small bottle of gasoline in my backpack? I'm talking a 125ml bottle here.
Having trouble starting a fire? A few drops of gasoline on your tinder and you will have an inferno.
Why aren't people doing this?
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>>1533034
>jet propellant
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>>1499837
This is about a decade of everyday use, has a nice texture to it now. People who feel the need to put words and pictures on their lighters are dumb bitches.
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>>1533965
>not getting REEEEEEEEEEE on your lighter
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>>1535419
>has a picture of faggots saved on his computer
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>>1535419
Bunches of little faggots!
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>>1535682
Actually, gonna do exactly this, but with a regular pencil-sharpener and a regular pencil. I don't see the need to buy special items when it's the same thing.

Kek.
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>>1535922
That *is* an actual pencil sharpener. And the idea is you use dry branches, you fool.
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>>1535931
Are you retarded?
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>>1535957
I am, actually. Psychiatrists have evaluated my IQ to be around 75, which is not very high at all. I am sorry. I don't always understand everything people tell me.
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i have one, stopped working. think i need a new flint. which i got, have to look up how to do it sometime. lasted a few months
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>>1499837
match gang
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>>1508837
book burner alert
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Founder of the Campfire Girls
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>>1500668
Get that wet and its fucked peizo sucks at least you can dry a bic out
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>>1539533
Fridges don't open that way
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>>1540306
Why would you put a sharp blade into a carabiner of all things?
That somehow seems like the stupidest fucking idea.
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because TACTICAL SURVIVALISM.
That's why. And people will buy it.



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