Posted on September 29, 2016
Video: Refuelling the Peanut Lighter
I just realized that it’s been about a year or two since I’ve used the lighter that I carry in my daily bag. The Maratac Peanut Lighter is a pretty tough unit, but it looks like the lighter fluid in there needs to be topped-up.
Time to refuel the Peanut Lighter…
These come in a variety of sizes, metals, and colors at http://countycomm.com
Awesome reminder! I keep my fluid near my keys and wallet so I remember often to refuel the zippo. I do the refilling near a sink to wash off the fluid from my hands before lighting and also as a safety in case the entire lighter gets engulfed (happens…). During a recent 6-day power outage I was keeping m lighter very busy: wood stoves, lamp oil lights, candles, and kerosene heaters. Best use to date was using my lighter to unfreeze an outdoor master padlock key hole. I keep spare lighters, flint, wicks, and fluid around just for post-earthquake bartering.
My trouble is that I hardly ever use my lighter and need to remember that it’s there. I think I refuel it about every 6 months to a year just to make sure that it’s ready. I like this Peanut Lighter design best because it’s a sealed package when not in use. It live in a pocket of my bag and doesn’t make a mess.
County Comm just released a new anodized model in red or green. I think I want to see if I can get them to swap the halves and get a red-AND-green one!