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Old 01-09-2018, 11:13 PM   #91
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Yeah but the metal parts of a lighter can get hot enough to cauterize blood vessels so you don't bleed to death.

Six of one, half dozen of the other I suppose.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:29 PM   #92
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I have these 3 fire starters along with other items in my E&E bandoleer and duplicates in the ruck:

A standard 3" Bic disposable butane lighter which suffices in most situations.

A 2" (more compact than it looks in the picture) refillable, wind resistant, butane lighter that offers a good grip and robust ignition button that's user friendly even with gloves on. It's good for more difficult fire starting.

You can get the less in demand clear version for a song.


A tough, sealed, naphtha fluid lighter the uses standard Zippo flints and wicks. It'll work at lower temperatures than the butane lighters and will work as a hands free candle for a short time. I actually have the black version; but, those seem to be sold out on Amazon (though it may still be available elsewhere)
I have a quad flame torch lighter, but I'm bad about forgetting to refill it so it ends up sitting on my table. I'll post a photo of it when I get back in town. It is one of those that made troops go "oooh & aaah". lol

Those watertight fluid lighters look nice and are definitely something I will look at. Years ago, I used to carry a Zippo in my pocket and I would sometimes get the Zippo leg burn, so those lighters ended up on a shelf and gifts to others.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:13 PM   #93
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Get a room, you two.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:36 PM   #94
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Get a room tent, you two.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:19 AM   #95
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Oh I think they are already sporting a couple tents...
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:15 AM   #96
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fuck it. you try to make a positive contribution and you start getting trolled.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:00 AM   #97
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If you don't know the difference between being trolled and good natured kidding, you're in for a bad time.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:13 AM   #98
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fuck it. you try to make a positive contribution and you start getting trolled.
your first post was a positive contribution. the next 3 or 4 were you and sexo comparing penis size.

boom.
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:43 PM   #99
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I didn't get that impression. More like shooting the shit between two generations of GIs.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:45 PM   #100
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Shhh, I'm trolling sarge
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:56 AM   #101
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Ok, so I am now in possession of the following:
- Stove
- Fuel source for stove
- Silverware (2 sets)
- Tent
- Sleeping pad
- Pot for stove
- Hydro flask food jar
- Reusable 24-48 hour ice packs

Since I am going to be hitting all of NC's 40 national parks in the next 365 days, I will have the opportunity to do car camping and also hike in camping. I am currently experimenting with foods. I have A LOT more experimenting to do, though.

- Bear creek soups rehydrate well with boiling water. I just have to be patient. I should be able to combine them with canned meat and have a filling meal. I am thinking of getting some freeze dried meat, though, since that will be lighter.
- I still hate oatmeal
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:50 AM   #102
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Sound like you're having fun with this.

Do you like playing with the stove? Is it working well for you?
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:15 AM   #103
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Sound like you're having fun with this.

Do you like playing with the stove? Is it working well for you?
I am having fun!

I haven't actually played with the stove just yet. I just got the fuel and the pot. I had hoped to use a pot I had, but the handle makes it tip over. I am going to try it soon, though. I have put it together, though. I think I'm a little nervous about lighting it.

I still have a list of things to get, but I am going to calm it down for now....maybe
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:17 PM   #104
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No you're not, you're having fun so keep it going. Calming down is after it gets to be old hat.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:18 AM   #105
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Try the oatmeal!
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