Arc lighter?

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Blah blah blah, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. stormin'

    stormin' Ultralighter

    What stove/ burner were you using?
  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Not if lighting esbit...I'm on my second (in years)
  3. Blah blah blah

    Blah blah blah Summit Camper

    An Evernew burner with one of your cones because I forgot the Schweppes burner supplied, didn't get the cone on it
  4. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    When I smoked I imagine I would have needed a Torjet a day :cigar::eeker: as least.

    However for lighting a bit of meths 3-4 times a day they are superb.
    I think I can probably do 5-7 days on one and I would always take two anyway.
  5. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    At the risk of sounding a bit bushcrafty, a couple of swan vestas or lifeboat matches dipped in wax or heat-sealed in a section of drinking straw and left in the FAK is probably a good idea just in case.
    Not that I have bothered.

    I would want to use a clear straw for avoidance of that 'Schrödingers match' moment.
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  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've used the Evernew Ti burner - and found an ordinary 'Bic' lighter was useless - you need to get the flame down to the surface of the open pool of fuel. I used to light a match or spill from the Bic. Not tried it with a Torjet as I now use a Speedster/Starlight type burner where the Torjet is :thumbsup:.

    Why a spark from a your flint/steel didn't catch with the Evernew ?? Odd. Was it cold and the fuel wasn't vapourising enough ?

    I always carry a few matches in a wee tube - and I have had a trip out were both lighters failed and matches saved the day.
  7. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    You can always do the DIY flamethrower conversion to a Bic (work of about 45 seconds).
    Fuel is so much better kept a body temperature.
  8. Blah blah blah

    Blah blah blah Summit Camper

    Wouldn't have said so.

    1st attempt wasn't particularly exposed, no real wind. Set up on a large waist high rock, next to a pool of water, good weather for Wales, not overly blowy. At one point I was striking the steel so it looked like a sparkler, saw lots of sparks hit the surface of the meths.

    I've just put a bit of meths in the bottom of the burner (in the garage), struck fire-steel - lit 1st time!!! so now I don't know.
  9. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    I carry a steel 'just in case', but there's never been a 'just in case' yet, as my primary method consists of several short thin sticks in a box with a clever thing on the side which causes a conflagration when you rub the coloured end of a stick against it. Really clever, and hasn't let me down. The whole system weighs 10g and, better still, I've discovered it's dual purpose - a lit stick is perfect for lighting tobacco too!

    On a (more?) serious note, I've noticed that the small boxes have all but vanished from the supermarkets of late, possibly to discourage children or the like, so I've bought several hundred on eBay which should see me out....
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  10. stormin'

    stormin' Ultralighter

    Ideally, the best place for a meths stove/windshield combo is ground level when outdoors. There is minimum effect from wind turbulence as opposed to 3 feet off the ground.

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