This is a discussion on Peanut Lighter within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by QKShooter
Lighter fluid evaporates pretty slowly. Shouldn't really dry up that quickly.
That was my thinking as well. But my first hand ...
March 15th, 2012 05:20 PM
That was my thinking as well. But my first hand experience shows that by the end of day #3 my peanut lighter is dry and won't light. Day #1 is great. Day #2 is OK.
Originally Posted by QKShooter
So, if you are willing to refill it daily as part of your routine, it works great.
I switched over to carrying a mini-Bic in my EDC kit. Super inexpensive, readily available, weighs effectively nothing, and works for months if not years without drying out.
March 15th, 2012 05:24 PM
I wonder if maybe its leaking from the grommet in the top?
Close it up and put another lighter to it to check.
If so, a little dab of silicone ought to do the trick.
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March 15th, 2012 11:59 PM
Dunno. Heck of a good idea. I'll check.
Originally Posted by kerberos
March 16th, 2012 12:11 AM
got one on order the SS model 8 bucks shipped. Will let you know if it works or not. Looks like it could be a good addtion to my bug out pack, if it will light after three days.
March 16th, 2012 08:48 PM
I have the peanut lighter and the (mini) split-pea lighter. Both of mine has lasted 2 or 3 months before drying out.
I'm thinking maybe I'm one of the lucky ones? Or you're one of the un-lucky ones.
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March 16th, 2012 09:32 PM
The Brit Military ProForce TurboFlame is a great jet flame butane lighter that is always at the ready and does not leak butane and "go empty" on you.
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March 17th, 2012 12:22 AM
Buy a plastic bic... no rust, no worries... no refill required...
Last thing I want is lighter fluid running in my pocket...
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