Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2018, 12:30:44 AM »
being a non-smoker and a hiker, I had issues with starting fires.
Yeah I know, two sticks, but honestly, working up a sweat to start a fire, no thanks.
For a wile I carried a flint rod, but I broke it
then I tried the old bic, but it actually fell apart one day.
I used something called a fire pump, was OK but not 100% successful in a hurry.
Then I bought an old Zippo.
Still have it 10 years later.
I have to refill it every time i want to take it anywhere, but that's no different from my old fountain pens I like to use.
I fill them every day to both flush them and top up the ink.
I have replaced the flints several times, they wear out, and the wick once (due again I think)
But for guaranteed lighting no matter what the weather, it is the most reliable thing I have.