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Zippo emergancy fire starter 2431

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Zippo emergancy fire starter
« on: October 28, 2012, 08:18:45 PM »
Has anyone got one of these,and what ar your thoughts on it?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251172879944?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 11:39:03 PM »
I've seen these on-line before but have never had a chance to play with one myself.  I'll be interested to hear anyone's feedback on them as well. :)

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 02:12:58 AM »
I've got one that live in my edc altoids kit. It's good, throws a nice big spark. My only pet peeve is the lid on top doesn't close completely due to the o ring. Not a big deal. The bottom feels solid but the top is a little thin and the inside of the lid isn't painted completely. Again not a big deal but would it really cost that much more to paint the entire inside? I got mine at cabelas for $9.00 (£5,60 ish ) hope this helps :)

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 04:47:29 AM »
Saw one in the store. Seemed like an ok but not special knock off of the Sparklite, with an inferior tinder (they didn't seem like they'd be as water resistant) and a carrier that is trying too hard to follow a form decided on by sentiment/marketting rather than compactness or function- the o-ring kept it from closing.

I like Zippo lighters. But not their not-a-Sparklite. From the quick examination I was able to give it, I'd say it would work better than the Ranger Rick knock off of the Sparklite, and very much on level with AMK's sparker. But I can't get over the case and tinder

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 04:50:48 AM »
I would get it just based on my satisfaction with the Zippo product.


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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 09:47:34 PM »
I've seen them around, but never handled one myself, outside of the packaging anyway...

It seems like a neat little device, but for myself, I don't see the need.  I've got enough experience with backcountry fire-making that it's unnecessary for me.

It might be nice to have to keep in the glove box of a car, or the like, in case of emergencies when you don't have any other outdoor gear on hand.

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 02:00:43 AM »
Got one...more soon

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 10:19:55 PM »

  I just go with fire steel and a piece of hack saw blade.

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 04:36:55 PM »
I was at REI yesterday and saw a cheapened version of it - Zippo

The hinge looked sort of flimsy and there wasn't any sort of seal.
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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 01:54:03 AM »
Just read the news from Zippo Outdoors facebook feed'

Emergency Fire Starter®
$9.95, 44021-000001-Z

The new Zippo bright orange Emergency Fire Starter Kit will never go out of sight! With this Emergency Fire Starter Kit, lighting a fire has never been easier. The reliable flint wheel ignition easily lights the water-resistant Waxed Tinder Sticks and with a water-resistant O-ring seal built into the case, the contents stay dry.






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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 02:50:18 AM »
I await an empirical test/evaluation!   :whistle:

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 03:27:20 AM »
I await an empirical test/evaluation!   :whistle:

Sounds like a job for Def!  :D
Who's going to donate him one? And we will want salt water rust resistancy test done too.  :whistle:

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 05:41:50 AM »
I await an empirical test/evaluation!   :whistle:

Sounds like a job for Def!  :D
Who's going to donate him one? And we will want salt water rust resistancy test done too.  :whistle:
He's def-inately the man for the job then!  :D

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2013, 09:01:43 AM »

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Re: Zippo emergancy fire starter
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013, 10:29:31 AM »
Got one...more soon
cough, cough.. :pok:

Gareth I think just volunteered to get it.   :whistle:

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