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The Bic Lighter - My Homage

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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy

originally posted by: CraftBuilder
I always carry a Bic for easy fire starting and a fire steel for reliability/backup.

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Gee whiz, now it's a Pyromaniac on the job1


Its a cold world out there without my Bic!




posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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Nah.. It's all about the clipper lighter...

Refillable plus you get to pull the bezel bit out which is handy when you need to poke the backy down in a long roll up...


Unfortunately am posting in a tablet so can't add a pic



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder

originally posted by: smurfy

originally posted by: CraftBuilder
I always carry a Bic for easy fire starting and a fire steel for reliability/backup.

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Gee whiz, now it's a Pyromaniac on the job1


Its a cold world out there without my Bic!


I understand, by the looks of it, my Bic would drop off too!



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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Heff you never fail to entertain!


Zippo's are an acquired taste, beautiful, substantial and after losing your bangs a couple of times make sweet knick-knacks on the mantle.

Bics are the work horses of the "holy fire". The refillable butane ones are the bane of my existence, some you have to fill upside down, some right side up, some refuse filling and never, never do you have the right tip for the lighter you are holding in your hand that needs refilling. Cold butane drool has to be as dangerous as getting gasoline on your hands. Freaks me out every time.

Give me a regular disposable plain-no-logo cruddy Bic and my world is complete.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

I said the exact same thing as you in a comment, a few replies up this thread.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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The Clipper

www.bing.com...
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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: clemo7
a reply to: Misterlondon

I said the exact same thing as you in a comment, a few replies up this thread.


Whoops... that's what happens when you don't read the thread properly...

Great minds and all that...



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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I like the Bic lighter myself. Every person should carry a lighter or matches and a knife of some sort. I grew up in school where most kids had these two essentials, yet nobody ever got stabbed and very few kids started things on fire because kids were taught to respect these tools. Now they are considered evil things by many people, not necessities in the world.

Back then Bic lighters were expensive, we had the ones that had lighter fluid in them.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

But the repetition showed the true quality of this lighter.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide
I generally don't like to endorse products, but I do have
to say I use Bics myself and they are the best damn lighters
in the world. Even the tiny Bics will last a month or two.

Rebel 5

P.S. You're not just finding out who smokes are you? just
kidding.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
Hail to the Bic! And thanks to Bic for making the sticky stuff on the labels such that it doesn't leave nasty residue on the lighter itself. We just got new fireplace lighters and I was so happy to see that my husband picked out Bics! They're so smooth.


OMG, that is the one pet peeve I have with Bics, that
damn sticker. If you peel it off just the right way it
doesn't leave sticky residue, but I think they've even
been using stronger glue as of late because that's exactly
what happened to me with my latest Bic.

Oh and by the way I remember also when desposable
lighters came out, and people preferred either Zipo, or
just plane old matches until Bic came out.

Rebel 5



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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This is pure irony and kind of exemplifies the way my world works...

I wrote this a few hours ago and the Bic I was so praising - died. LOL

True story... Had to go up to the kitchen and dig up a mini-Bic that stays in a drawer for emergencies. Apparently I tempted fate and fate LOVES it when I do so.

We can now call this a mourning thread... RIP Bic old buddie.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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Funny thread Heff, I always enjoy your post.

Yep, nothing beats a good ol' trusty Bic. One of the few Items (at least for Bics sold in America) that's still made in the USA. RAH, RAH. I do miss the old ones that had no wheel guard and were adjustable but I understand the liability issues, they were basically mini flame throwers. A couple fun facts I just learned at the Bicworld site is...... they make 6 million a day and have sold over 30 billion units through out the yrs, wow. I stopped smoking a couple months ago and now probably have a lifetime supply floating around the house.


Here's a cool vid for the recycle crowd How to refill a Bic lighter



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:02 PM
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originally posted by: Hefficide

This is pure irony and kind of exemplifies the way my world works...

I wrote this a few hours ago and the Bic I was so praising - died. LOL


Yeah, but I know from reading some of your other threads that you have found solutions to your woes.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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Well that's great to learn about Bic lighters. Keep denying ignorance and keep up the quality posts, Hefficide.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: hombero

You did notice the big "OFF TOPIC" and "GENERAL CHIT CHAT" headings on your way in to be snarky, right?
Sigh.

FTR you might want to build a more serious posting history before judging others. Just sayin'.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Just FYI i'm using Tokai ligthers.



I buy them in the local super-marked, Netto. 5 Ligthers for about 2€. They work 91% perfectly. And if one ejects its "firestone", then i just store it. Eventually you will have an empty ligther, that can only make sparks...


If we as humanity runs out of ways to burn stuff, we are pretty lost ? We are used to hot heals, and so on. The time will come where there is no more Oil/Gas for the common people, stuff will burn... we all know about peak oil, so - maybe we should use the oil we got now, to research alternatives, instead of making a buck on the stock market..
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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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I could only get a bic to last a week.


Now that my wife has quit smoking they're around much longer.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Bic's have way superior flints than the crappy Ronson you typically buy for a Zippo.

A dead Bic still has a good 1/2 inch that I rmove to use in my Zippo.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
Well that's great to learn about Bic lighters. Keep denying ignorance and keep up the quality posts, Hefficide.


Wow, just wow.

Ever hear of the word fun?




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