Bic Lighter May Be Bad Survival Choice

Bic Lighter May Be Bad Survival Choice
Lonnie discusses and demonstrates why a Butane lighter may be a poor choice to stake your life on in a survival situation. I have been told over and over many times that a bic lighter is the best choice for wilderness fire lighting. In this video you will see how a butane lighter can fail you. You will also hear what Lonnie thinks is the best Survival “tool” to have with you in a survival situation.

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Bic Lighter May Be Bad Survival Choice

13 thoughts on “Bic Lighter May Be Bad Survival Choice”

  1. People that think bics are a reliable survival source has never been in a wet cold situation needing to light a fire.

  2. If it’s -20 degrees Celsius, and your plane crashes into a lake, and you swim to the shore, there is no way you would be able to find quartz, available tinder material, and dry kindling to start a fire within half an hour. Thus, I advise everyone to bring a flamethrower with them on their trip.

  3. Very enjoyable video as always. As I was watching I kept thinking of not keeping all your eggs in one basket, which is the point, I think, you were making.
    Not betting your life on one single device, smart good advice, and well worth repeating, and you did a great job of getting the point across. Thanks for the video.

  4. Great video, Lonnie! Using your brain will always help you survive. It helps to have all the technology but having good judgment, common sense and development of sound outdoor skills all goes hand-in-hand in keeping you alive. Watching videos like this helps me to think more, to practice what I've learned in different scenarios.

  5. I’d actually rather be naked than with freezing, wet and cold clothes on. You’ll lose body temp even faster with them on. I’ve learned the hard way before. You should always plan out your day and decide what you should bring with you every time you go out. Like for the bic, I’d still take it but I’d also take stormproof matches with me and keep an extra striker in the case they are in.

  6. One thing that I find works very well with my magnesium and flint ferro rod is tissue/toilet paper. I simply scrape some magnesium filing from my rod into one dry tissue and strike sparks into it and it has never failed me YET. I'd recommend them if you are having trouble finding dry natural fire starters and carry them around as a backup. Thanks for the great video Lonnie.

  7. Another thing about butane lighters is if they drop into coals or if you fall into coals, in the wrong circumstances, they can explode with the force of a stick of dinamite.

  8. The flashpoint of butane is about -70F if you are in weather that cold it is likely too late to worry with starting a fire !
    I live in south Louisiana ! We do not have cold weather here !
    Even so 🙂
    Bring a bic and some matches ! Better bring several bics and a bunch of matches 🙂 even a little bottle of kerosene and a big candle ! That is what I would do and I have no idea what I am talking about !
    A cigerett lighter is a marvel of modern technology 🙂
    Sure beats rubbing sticks together 🙂
    Down here we have moisture ! Everything gets wet and stays wet !
    Good videos you make !
    It watch your videos to get mental relief from the sweltering heat we have here !

  9. I believe strongly in having two different means of making fire. For me that's a good ferro rod and a couple Bics (plus a spare in my food bag and med kit). For those of us who do prefer a Bic, most hobby and craft shops stock the 3×4 inch ziplock bags that fit a full size Bic perfectly. I got a 150 count bag full for only 3 bucks. It's also not a bad idea to slip a rubber O-ring around the top to prevent the gas valve from being accidentally depressed in your pocket or pack.

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