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    Ok... When I saw this thing on the countycom website( www.countycomm.com) I thought that it was "pretty cool" and last week I ordered one. It came last night and I am very happy with the quality of the product and it's tiny size. It's even smaller than a mini bic and puts out a great big flame. It is now firmly attached to my keychain and something tells me it will be there for a long time.
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    Ok... When I saw this thing on the countycom website( www.countycomm.com) I thought that it was "pretty cool" and last week I ordered one. It came last night and I am very happy with the quality of the product and it's tiny size. It's even smaller than a mini bic and puts out a great big flame. It is now firmly attached to my keychain and something tells me it will be there for a long time.
    I'm interested in the fluid retention on that thing. Zippo style lighters typically leak like a sieve. Case in point, overfill a zippo and put it in your pocket. You'll end up with a nasty red spot on your leg from the fluid. Now let the lighter sit for a while (possibly a long while, depending on the lighter), and eventually the cotton will end up bone dry and won't light. The website states that's not an issue with this lighter. After playing with it, how do you think it will perform? (Asking cause I want one too. )
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    My two big issues are: How long will the fluid last? and Will it leak or evaporate out?

    #1 is too soon to tell, and since I don't smoke, I won't use it often...

    #2 is that it will not leak! Before I filled it I sunk it to the bottom of a rain barrel and left it for an hour. It was bone-dry inside so I don't think it's going to leak out. I also use straight naptha in it, instead of "lighter fluid".

    Also, even though there is no wind guard on it, It stayed lit in the fairly strong evening breeze last night when I was playing with it. It's not a hurricane light, but will do in any sort of shelter at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badawg View Post
    My two big issues are: How long will the fluid last? and Will it leak or evaporate out?

    #1 is too soon to tell, and since I don't smoke, I won't use it often...

    #2 is that it will not leak! Before I filled it I sunk it to the bottom of a rain barrel and left it for an hour. It was bone-dry inside so I don't think it's going to leak out. I also use straight naptha in it, instead of "lighter fluid".

    Also, even though there is no wind guard on it, It stayed lit in the fairly strong evening breeze last night when I was playing with it. It's not a hurricane light, but will do in any sort of shelter at all.
    Thanks. The rain barrel sinks it for me. gonna hafta pick one up.
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    I think I'll get a couple of them. And that website has a few other nifty things I haven't seen ....
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    Pretty slick little lighter - thanks.
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    They have a Gerber pocket sharpener for about 2 bucks. Got one of those too. They work in a pinch. Btw, it was one of you guys that clued me into that site, and I ordered on Wednesday afternoon and had the product on Monday...
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    nice, an improvement on the "french army trench lighter" i have one of those too. very handy; mine has a name, i call him Scorchie!
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    And what does it call you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    And what does it call you?
    Just a guess - Erun Burnt Thumbs.
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    And what does it call you?
    I think it calls me a "FISH" whatever that means.
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    From Illinois, eh?

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    From "BAUSTON"(with an accent)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badawg View Post
    My two big issues are: How long will the fluid last? and Will it leak or evaporate out?

    #1 is too soon to tell, and since I don't smoke, I won't use it often...

    #2 is that it will not leak! Before I filled it I sunk it to the bottom of a rain barrel and left it for an hour. It was bone-dry inside so I don't think it's going to leak out. I also use straight naptha in it, instead of "lighter fluid".

    Also, even though there is no wind guard on it, It stayed lit in the fairly strong evening breeze last night when I was playing with it. It's not a hurricane light, but will do in any sort of shelter at all.
    I got mine last year and carry it every day. It keeps fluid for 5 months before I had to refill it. I don't smoke and even when it is out of fluid it still sparks. I like it. I got mine from a place called edc.com for around $3.00. I would recommend this lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    I got mine last year and carry it every day. It keeps fluid for 5 months before I had to refill it. I don't smoke and even when it is out of fluid it still sparks. I like it. I got mine from a place called edc.com for around $3.00. I would recommend this lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    From Illinois, eh?

    Isn't that F.I.B.?

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    even when it is out of fluid it still sparks.
    Even the cheapest lighter from the corner store will still spark until the flint is gone, or the plastic holding the striker wheel to the lighter breaks and the spring shoots it out the top. May not be a *good* spark like a ferro rod, but you could probably still get the job done with good tinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AS
    Isn't that F.I.B.?
    Same difference. Those cheese heads always thought us flatlanders were either a FISH or a FIB, depending on who you talked to. Problem is, the land ain't flat in my end of the state. Oh, yeah, well, I'm guilty on the FISH part, though.

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    I'd like to know where you got it, too. edc.com is some girly clothes place. It seems like just one more fad but for $3 I'd bite. I'd rather have a couple of BICs on hand than something you have to fill. It would be my luck to need the thing and it would be dry.

    So let's have it. Where's this $3 lighter at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    ...... edc.com is some girly clothes place.
    Maybe you can find a hot pink sundress there. For your survival kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badawg View Post
    Ok... When I saw this thing on the countycom website( www.countycomm.com) I thought that it was "pretty cool" and last week I ordered one. It came last night and I am very happy with the quality of the product and it's tiny size. It's even smaller than a mini bic and puts out a great big flame. It is now firmly attached to my keychain and something tells me it will be there for a long time.
    Pretty cool lighter, Me Likey.

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