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I'm a bit confused.. the pitch says that lack of lighter fluid is a problem, but you need to fill this item to make it work,,,
The description of this item is definitely lacking. From the pictures, it appears to be a collapsible blow tube with a liquid lighter fluid-based (Zippo-like) lighter. As much as I love Zippos, they make terrible bug out lighters in my experience because the fluid evaporates so quickly. They are always dry when you need them. Not a problem for people that regularly use them.
It looks like this lighter has o rings to prevent evaporation? Like a peanut lighter?
It's a peanut lighter. Screw on cap with an o-ring. They don't stay filled forever, but I've got a pretty similar pocket-sized lighter (maybe an inch long) that will keep full for well over 6 months. Evaporation isn't really a huge problem, and they're tuff as nails. Looks like this one's got a screw-off bottom, instead of the lighter insert pulling out... which probably means a second o-ring. Wouldn't have done it that way, myself, but it's probably okay.
See that exposed wick and flint wheel, though? These things don't work for CRAP in any kind of wind over a light whisper. Leaky as they are, Zippos at least have wind resistance going for them.
I think this is aimed more at the hiking community. With shorter trips, evaporation isn't so much of an issue. Where I live, we can't have open fires in most of our national parks.
There is another version with a ferro rod.
Lol i was thinking the exact same thing. I thought for sure there was going to be a ferro rod when that tube came off, so you had a backup option when your fluid runs out
I have old fero rod version, it works like a beast. I even used the telescoping "bellows" whenever i make a backyard fire
Like Zenzic said, its screwdown cap prevents, or slows the evaporation. I'd prefer the collapsible blow tube I bought from China, a fero stick, a Bic lighter and a few fuel tabs.