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Old 05-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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So, what is everyone using for a lighter to light camp fires? I am looking for a better option then the junky disposable stick lighters. Something that I can refill. Any suggestion?
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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No suggestions here. I use 2 for a dollar at the dollar store.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have been using the wind resistant lighters, but they don't work very well. I have not found a "long" lighter that works well. They start out ok, then ...
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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me to, 2 for 1 at the dollar store, first a shot of charcoal lighter fluid, no need for kindling. happy camping!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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I use a Benz-O-matic torch for all my fire lighting. Charcoal chimney works best for grills.

After a night of camping, I use a 4-D air mattress pump to stoke the campfire coals back to life. Amazing what forced O2 can do to embers.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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If you fry anything or have any leftover cooking oil, save it in a container. When it comes time to start a fire soak a few paper towels in the old oil and place the soaked towels under your wood. The oil will cause the paper towels to burn slowly. I use this method to start my charcoal grill. I don't use lighter fluid anymore for the BBQ.
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...."When in doubt, use GASOLINE baby!" - Uncle Steve
I prefer diesel.

Slower and safer burn.
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Your local candle store like Yankee Candle should have some of the really good igniters by Zippo. These are metal, not plastic and are refillable.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:47 AM   #9
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I am "old fashioned" I guess. I still use newspaper, kindling, and a match. Ok, maybe 3 or 4 matches.
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I get a box of fire starter logs. Cut a small piece off, wrap it in paper, and put some kindling on top of it. That always takes right off.
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