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A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« on: December 18, 2008, 08:06:32 PM »
Greetings,
  I thought I would just give this quick tip that I found a while ago - can't remember where (on the net somewhere)

If you have lighters in your packs that are pushing up against other items in the pack there is a chance that the button can be pressed and the gas escape - so when you go to use it its empty.

Well if you put a cable tie around it as shown in the pictures below it should be impossible to press the button (given the right size cable tie)





Of course you will need something on you to cut the cable tie

Hope this is of use
   Braden

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 08:51:26 PM »
great idea!  ;D

you think you could use a long twisty tie wrapped around a couple times? or maybe a large wide rubber band wrapped around a couple times?

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 09:08:17 PM »
Perhaps you could use the twisty wrapped a couple of times, but not too sure about the rubber band - its kind of squishy.
Ive tried to push the button with the cable tie, and it definitely won't press
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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 12:19:48 PM »
Brilliant.

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 02:01:28 PM »
Yep - that is exactly what I thought when I first saw it - its so simple, but makes so much sense.

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 02:40:20 PM »
Simplicity at it's finest.

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 03:01:26 PM »
Brilliant!

It'l keep my girlfriend from my lighters when she looses hers!

I wonder if you wrap the lighter in a bit of tagboard and ziptie that. Then you can slide the lighter up, out of the sheath when needed, and back down into it for storage.


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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 06:46:41 PM »
thats worth a +1

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 11:42:00 PM »
Thanks for the +1  ;D

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 11:17:36 PM »
Great Idea, I bought a zippo back when i couldnt find a solution to this and then i stored my lighters in plastic petri dishes instead, larger area though, but this is nice.

Remember, if you have a knife or other pointed thing you can bend back the zip portion of the ziptie and you might be able to re-use it (not 100% reliable though).

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Re: A Lighter and a Cable Tie
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2009, 11:39:01 PM »
One thing I have found is that when you learn new ideas like this - it lets you know that perhaps most of the time there is a simple solution to a problem that might not seem that obvious at the time. Also there is something about these simple ideas that makes me keep going through my prepping items and thinking of ways to either shrink them or make them more manageable. Nothing jumping out yet...
Except.. I seem to group items into ziplock bags of the same theme/type. eg. Cooking, lighting etc. of course have smaller backups in other packs.