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by spyderco monkey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Here's a better pic of that Zippo end cap. Pretty ingenious. Any reviews on how good it works? Does it cut down on evaporation of fuel? Reviews so far are pretty superficial (fits good, etc.) Some reviews on amazon are negative, reporting the rubber shrinking, or having no effect: https://www.amazo...
by spyderco monkey
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Here's a better pic of that Zippo end cap. Pretty ingenious. Any reviews on how good it works? Does it cut down on evaporation of fuel? Reviews so far are pretty superficial (fits good, etc.) Some reviews on amazon are negative, reporting the rubber shrinking, or having no effect: https://www.amazo...
by spyderco monkey
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Zorro has expanded the line of War Armor waterproof Zippo cases. These were previously only available in Titanium, for $129. Performance of the O-ring seal was superb - mine has lasted over 8 months sitting on my desk without the fuel evaporating. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32597500527.html?spm...
by spyderco monkey
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Windproof-Trench-Lighter-Lighters/dp/B07P8VHPB4/ref=asc_df_B07P8VHPB4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309748512677&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5738059941477998583&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9023960&hvtargid=pla-653847742298&psc=1 No f...
by spyderco monkey
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Windproof-Trench-Lighter-Lighters/dp/B07P8VHPB4/ref=asc_df_B07P8VHPB4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309748512677&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5738059941477998583&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9023960&hvtargid=pla-653847742298&psc=1 No f...
by spyderco monkey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Windproof-Trench-Lighter-Lighters/dp/B07P8VHPB4/ref=asc_df_B07P8VHPB4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309748512677&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5738059941477998583&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9023960&hvtargid=pla-653847742298&psc=1 No f...
by spyderco monkey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Another lighter I recommend is the Aomai AM127. Design wise, its based on the classic Windmill outdoor survival lighter, but slightly larger. While Windmill lighters are known for their "invisible" windproof jet flame, the Aomai uses a catalyser screen that is lightly coated in a chemical like stro...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

One thing I plan to look more into is a smaller bottle for Zippo fluid, something that could be kept in a smaller bag. I think a 30ml E Juice bottle for Vaping might work, I'll report back down the road. https://www.migvapor.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/u/...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

https://i.redd.it/2xrmfs4vsqo21.jpg I snagged the County Comm XL Peanut lighter, and decided to begin testing how it stacks up to the IMCO and Zippo for fuel evaporation. https://countycomm.com/collections/fire/products/anodized-peanut-lighter-xl Empty = 42.5g Full = 45.5g --> 2g Fuel Capacity / 15...
by spyderco monkey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

https://i.redd.it/2xrmfs4vsqo21.jpg I snagged the County Comm XL Peanut lighter, and decided to begin testing how it stacks up to the IMCO and Zippo for fuel evaporation. https://countycomm.com/collections/fire/products/anodized-peanut-lighter-xl Empty = 42.5g Full = 45.5g --> 2g Fuel Capacity / 15...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I have about 50 full sized bic lighters in my preps. They are in a ziploc bag, stored in a tub. Q: does the butane have a shelf life? My neighbor found an old PB207 knock off in her garage, that she had purchased in the early 90's from the LA chinatown. It still had ~1/4 tank of gas left over from ...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6116/3198/1600/assembly%20copy.0.jpg Some interesting backstory on what makes Bic's so high quality: -Made in USA / France -50 points of quality control during assembly -Body made of Ultrasonic welded Delrin -Oversized Flint ~3x the length of a standard Zippo Flin...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Another lighter I recommend is the Aomai AM127. Design wise, its based on the classic Windmill outdoor survival lighter, but slightly larger. While Windmill lighters are known for their "invisible" windproof jet flame, the Aomai uses a catalyser screen that is lightly coated in a chemical like stro...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

Another lighter I recommend is the Aomai AM127. Design wise, its based on the classic Windmill outdoor survival lighter, but slightly larger. While Windmill lighters are known for their "invisible" windproof jet flame, the Aomai uses a catalyser screen that is lightly coated in a chemical like stron...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I've been on a little bit of a lighter kick lately - rediscovering an old passion of mine. Thought I'd share some collected info and suggestions. First up, IMCO, Zippo, and XL Peanut lighter info: IMCO Tank: Empty = 4.1g Full = 7.8g --> Fuel capacity 3.7g Zippo Tank: Empty = 28g Full = 31.5g -->Fue...
by spyderco monkey
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lighters - a basic discussion
Replies: 185
Views: 21014

Re: lighters - a basic discussion

I've been on a little bit of a lighter kick lately - rediscovering an old passion of mine. Thought I'd share some collected info and suggestions. First up, IMCO, Zippo, and XL Peanut lighter info: IMCO Tank: Empty = 4.1g Full = 7.8g --> Fuel capacity 3.7g Zippo Tank: Empty = 28g Full = 31.5g -->Fuel...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Duct Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Keychain Duct Tape

This is a project that I've been working on for the last several years, and it's finally launched. It's called Keychain Duct Tape , and it's a machined brass or stainless steel spool that holds 18" of Gorilla Tape on your keys. The overall package is 2.5" x 0.625", nearly identical to a tube of chap...
by spyderco monkey
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hot Glue matches - ingenious dual use tool
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Hot Glue matches - ingenious dual use tool

Came across this today, very clever idea. Basically, by adding a few drops of hot glue below the matchhead, the flame will allow you to quickly melt the glue, and then use the hot glue out in the field. Since the match still works as a firestarter, it's really a great little hack. https://www.youtub...
by spyderco monkey
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22lr vs .22mag out of a 4" barrel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: .22lr vs .22mag out of a 4" barrel?

Something worth considering would be the .22 TCM. It has very little recoil, with much more punch than the .22 mag (2000 fps vs. 1300ish with .22 mag.) What's more important though is the increased shootability of the 1911 TCM over the revolver. Rimfire revolvers tend to have a very heavy trigger, a...
by spyderco monkey
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Training to Shoot Under Stress
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: Training to Shoot Under Stress

Airsoft + Stunguns > Tueller Drill

(Ignore the terrible music choice)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsC9htVq57E
by spyderco monkey
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: FireBox - pocket fire starting kit
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: FireBox - pocket fire starting kit

A mini Bic is in my PSK. I EDC a Windmill JP and a Mini Bic in a Ranger sheath on my keys. The FireBox was actually inspired by a camping trip where the Windmill stopped working at altitude, and the Mini ran out of fuel on the 2nd day. Lighters are still my first and 2nd option, but should they go ...
by spyderco monkey
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: FireBox - pocket fire starting kit
Replies: 5
Views: 717

FireBox - pocket fire starting kit

I just finished up making a batch of these little guys. The FireBox contains a 20 pieces of Fire Cord waterproof tinder, a 2" Mischmetal firesteel, and a Ceramic striker blade. The container is made in Germany, and is only slightly larger than a Zippo. http://www.good-kit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012...
by spyderco monkey
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: An upgrade for the venerable Bic lighter
Replies: 16
Views: 2395

Re: An upgrade for the venerable Bic lighter

I like the rubber tubing/ranger band approach better. http://gearward.com/products/ranger-bic http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0284/5740/files/Ranger_Bic_3.0_grande.jpg?328 http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0284/5740/files/Waterproof_Bic_Case_1024x1024.jpg?223 Thanks for the plug Mikey, I was just g...
by spyderco monkey
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1803

Re: Quick poll: Best Home Defense Firearm Choice

Run a force on force drill in your house with your gun empty, and a friend as the intruder. This will really tell you what works best in your particular house. In my old apartment, it was nothing but narrow, 90 degree turns in hallways that were shorter than a rifle. In FoF, it was very easy for the...

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