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Hodge

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I actually have not tried it yet tbh.
I was fed up with the original keep drying out, I am not a smoker per se
But do use them often.


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I have the same issue with drying out as I do not smoke. Have tried encasing lighter in inner tube and placed vaseline between inner and outer casing as well as storing in a sealed plastic bag. Is yours a Zippo brand insert?
 

Terry.m.

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Dec 2, 2014
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Well yes a Zippo butane insert off Amazon , put in and works a treat, makes it heavier though.!
So will use it and see how it goes
On my one cigar a month !.
I have quite a few different lighters
Seems like I am getting more lighters than knives,!!! Well not really.!


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Bishop

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Cheers, I needed to get some in so I bought it here instead :)
Update: mine arrived this morning and just got around to doing a test burn.
Definitely low end Grade II, wear gloves when opening/ handling.
If you've never had this stuff before the smell is somewhere between sulphur & stale cat urine on the gak scale.
Outdoor use only but probably a great midge deterrent.


Slight sooting buildup on the base of tilley mantle but the thing runs hotter than hades and burns it off just as fast.
Cold draft storm lanterns obviously a little more prone to smoking so adjust as necessary, light output about the same.
Multi-Fuel stoves, you will want a tight lid on the pot or need to get used to the added flavour.
 

Mesquite

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Thanks for the heads up Bishop, mine arrived this morning as well just hadn't had a chance to do a burn test yet.

Luckily I was planning on using it for outdoor use in my storm lanterns so I'll bear in mind what you said.

Update: mine arrived this morning and just got around to doing a test burn.
Definitely low end Grade II, wear gloves when opening/ handling.
If you've never had this stuff before the smell is somewhere between sulphur & stale cat urine on the gak scale.
Outdoor use only but probably a great midge deterrent.


Slight sooting buildup on the base of tilley mantle but the thing runs hotter than hades and burns it off just as fast.
Cold draft storm lanterns obviously a little more prone to smoking so adjust as necessary, light output about the same.
Multi-Fuel stoves, you will want a tight lid on the pot or need to get used to the added flavour.
 

Nice65

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Well yes a Zippo butane insert off Amazon , put in and works a treat, makes it heavier though.!
So will use it and see how it goes
On my one cigar a month !.
I have quite a few different lighters
Seems like I am getting more lighters than knives,!!! Well not really.!


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I‘ve had a Z-Plus insert in my Zippo for years, apart from needing an occasional clean to the spark tip and base with a cotton bud and some lighter fuel it’s been good.

I have fallen for a few lighters too, the Douglass Field S and it’s companions. The Field S is good for weeks on a fill, the Neo range are cool, but only the double capped Neo 2 really holds fuel.
 
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Hodge

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Ordered a canvas and wool blanket from Journeyman Bushcraft and a frying pan pouch from David Friars. The blanket will be used when I get in and out of the hammock during the night.
 

chas brookes

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Had a bit of luck on a nice small carpentry bench with two vices, advertised for £30 on facebook. Contacted seller but was already spoken for. So thought I had missed out but buyer decided it was to big seller contacted me and made my day. Best bit it turned out to be in the next street down from me so no travel distance involved and fits in the shed perfectly :camping: woodwork bench.jpg