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#11 muttmaster


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:31 PM

Ahhh, gasoline to start a fire, must of been a whiteman’s fire. Sounds like fun, but don’t recommend it, less telling people about it. Not a boy scout were you. 😏
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#12 ntsqd


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:14 PM

Check Amazon or Ebay for the flamless rechargable electric candle lighter. We have completely swiched over to them. They recharge by USB.


I have some of these coming from amazon to test.

EDIT: Actually not those but this: https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



For camp fires I've found one of these to work the best:



The trick is to NOT use it at it's max setting. Use it near it's minimum setting. It is especially good with wet fuel when you really, truly need a fire.

Edited by ntsqd, 01 December 2018 - 05:15 PM.

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#13 Andy Douglass

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:43 AM

For buying the cans of butane for recharging lighters, online cigar retailers all sell and ship them. The only thing is they have to ship ground, so plan ahead. This can save you a trip to the pot shop if you don't feel like dealing with that. I don't smoke cigars that often, but the last time I ordered some, I bought a Zippo, as well as a butane insert for it, that replaces the regular Zippo guts. I like it because it has that classic Zippo look and I can open and close the lid obsessively and obnoxiously just like I did when I was a cigarette-smoking high school punk, but it has the wind-proofedness of a butane lighter.


Here in Northern California, we are always hearing about some knucklehead blowing up his house making hash oil. I remember seeing an article about some weed head dumping thousands of empty butane cans off the side of the road somewhere up near Garberville. The article had a photo of mounds of these cans the size of VWs on some turnout in the woods. I think they busted the guy who did it. I got curious as to how the hell they used butane to refine weed, so I did some googlin'. It turns out they pack a bunch of weed into a container and flood it with liquid butane. The butane acts as a solvent and pulls all of the THC out of the weed. They drain out the liquid butane and evaporate it, leaving the concentrated THC behind. So these idiots are just sitting around in their garage, next to the gas furnace and water heater, with big trays of liquid butane evaporating. Then the old lady comes home and turns up the furnace. Guess what happens next? I wonder if health-conscious stoners know how their product is made.


Long story short: I wonder how long they will be able to sell liquid butane.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 06:55 PM

I use one of those cheapo hand-held starters for the propane stove in the camper because the smell of the Sulphur is pretty noxious and probably harmful to your lungs at best when the big kitchen matches are used. For starting the BBQ or an evening fire, I use plain wooden kitchen matches....no, not those measly, teensy things, but the beefy ones from back in the day.


Us Boy Scouts were taught to dip the tips into a little melted parafin to keep them water-proof or to carry them in a water-proof "match safe".

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#15 Tuff Guy 62

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:34 PM

I prefer to "flic my bic".


Super cheap, reliable and fits in my pocket.


I keep several in my camper and gear bag.

Edited by Tuff Guy 62, 06 December 2018 - 11:36 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:42 PM

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