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slim23

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I found out that fancy windproof lighters don't work at 11k. Is there any waterproof / windproof lighters that work at altitude and you would recommend?
 

Mike7

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I once talked to a physician who was the assigned doctor for multiple Mt. Everest expeditions, and picked his brain on a few things. One thing that stuck out, was his claim that one of the most reliable fire starting devices they had up there was the simple el-cheapo Bic lighter. I carry two small ones in my survival kit and have never had a problem, but I've never been over 13,000 feet myself.
 

gil_wy

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Bic lighter and water proof matches... Never had an issue... Only used them @ 11,500 not higher...
 

>>>---WW---->

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I carry two BICs. One in my pocket and the other is vacum sealed in my fire kit that is in my pack.
 
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