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    Lighters?

    What kind of lighter does everyone use while out in the backcountry? I had a Colibri butane lighter that I used for years and really liked, but unfortunately, I recently lost it. Looking on the internet has turned up few results of a lighter that is similar to the one I had; windproof, altitude adjustable, reliable, refillable, etc.

    It's interesting that I couldn't find much on this. I feel like starting a fire is the number one way to stay alive if SHTF. I like to be redundant in this area and carry multiple methods, but I would really like to find a super reliable, go-to lighter that puts out a super hot flame.

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    I'd be interested to know what guys carry for this as well. Around my neck of the woods getting stuck outside is a non-issue.

    I currently carry a striker stick with some starter cubes and lent. Do most guys carry a gas lighter?

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    I just carry a lightweight butane lighter. Fire starter, chapstick that I typically carry or cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly works well to have on hand as well and it does not weigh much.

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    I carry a waterproof canister of matches, and a stick and striker type firestarter. The matches have never failed me yet.
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    Lightweight butane lighter as well, With a backup BIC in the survival kit if need be.

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    Two mini bics, small pack of storm-proof matches, tiny flint and four cotton balls in vaseline.

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    I carry a butane lighter, bic lighter, matches, and one of those magnesium strikers you can shave off the handle for tinder, along with cotton balls soaked in vaseline in a film canister. If I am on the horse I also carry a road flare. That sucker will burn forever and get any wet wood going.
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    For me, i carry a windproof refillable butane lighter, one or two backup bics, vaseline soaked cotton balls and one or two MRE fuel sticks. Maybe a little over kill, but if i have to unexpectedly spend the night on the mountain, the last thing i want to worry about is how to stay warm.

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    What brands and models of butane lighters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSUcat61 View Post
    What brands and models of butane lighters?
    It's a SOLO brand, and the real cool part is it has a compass on the lid for the times your REALY LOST

 

 

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