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Best EDC lighter for a nonsmoker...

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by bryan123, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. neo71665

    neo71665 Loaded Pockets

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    Not too long ago I was given one of the usb rechargeable arc lighters. It's one of the cheap chinese copies of some high dollar brand but so far I've actually been impressed.

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    Mine isn't rainbow colored but it has the same x "flame" and zippo shape. Not even sure of the brand since it's not marked.
     
  2. Moshe ben David

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    For the zippo, take a look at the butane inserts on the market. I have a Vector Thunderbird in my zippo; holds fuel easily for months and lights just like a zippo should. I have a 'soft flame' pipe lighter insert btw.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  3. Jdjernigan

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    Bic because of cost and ease of replacement


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  4. adnj

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    Like today when my dog grabbed a Bic lighter off the bench in the yard and decided to chew it in half.
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  5. Mitch_Aus

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    I can agree with Moshe ben David, the butane inserts for the zippo lighters are a great upgrade.
     
  6. Flexxx

    Flexxx BST/Marketplace ban

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    Bic, always has been reliable and cheap.

    It reminds me of the movie "the great outdoors" LOL
     
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    Ijust got a few Clipper and Clipper minis, because I also like refillable.
     
  8. Moshe ben David

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    I'm also a past fan of Bic lighters. I say 'past' because I remember when they used to have adjustable flame heights. Or maybe I'm living in some past fantasy? At any rate, all the Bic lighters (and for that matter other 'disposable' butane lighters) I find in the stores now no longer have adjustable flame heights. Worse from my point of view is that the flames are so small that they seem only adequate for lighting something like a cigarette or a candle wick. Virtually useless for example for lighting a cigar or for outdoor lighting of some sort of natural tinder.

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  9. SOS24
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    I also remember the adjustable flame height on Bics, but haven’t seen one in a long time. I do have a cheap disposable transparent lighter a friend left at my house that has the adjustable flame height.
     
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  10. Moshe ben David

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    Guess they're all importing from the same cheap-:censored: factory somewhere in the '3rd world'... :(

    Excepting of course the lighter your friend left behind.... ;)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  11. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    I opted for an Exotac titanLIGHT. It's totally waterproof, and doesn't leak fuel like a Zippo. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum. Made and assembled in USA. Uses Coleman Fuel or Naptha.

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