Zippo FAIL- Spark Lite vs. Zippo Emergency Hearth Starter
Zippo FAIL- Spark Lite vs. Zippo Emergency Hearth Starter
What's up guys black scout survival and today we're just going to do a quick comparison of two one-handed fire starters and this is the spark light emergency fire starter or known as the aviation survival starter fire starter in the military and the zippo emergency firestarter.
These are two one-handed fire starting sparking type systems very similar this one was obviously first and a lot you know a lot of people copied the spark light over the years but we're just going to kind of talk about the ins and outs of both of them real quick so let's get to it let's take a deeper.
Look into these uh two items that we're gonna you know compare we'll first talk about the most newest and this is the zippo emergency fire starting kit and it comes in a zippo style container and this has been a revision because the.
U the older model looked exactly like a zippo you couldn't tell the difference this is all plastic and other ones metal and this will float but it comes with a sparking wheel that can come out and it has a place for a phillips i'm sorry a flathead screwdriver.
And one-handed operation or you could do it inside the kit just like this so you can you know go down and strike the kit like that right there now um there is no o-ring or anything in here to waterproof the kit this kit comes with four tenders.
And basically it's waxed cotton and you see a split down one side and we're going to test these out you know and see how they work now the zippo was a pretty much knock off of the sparklight emersey firestarter and this is uh one of the brass bodied.
And i wanted to you know get something you know very similar in comparison to the zippo now this zippo model i've seen from anywhere from ten dollars to uh seventeen dollars.
And the spark light right here i've seen from um 16 to 18 dollars so you see a somewhat of a size comparison now like i said both of them are refillable and you see there's an allen key there but this kit comes with in a.
Small allen wrench to replace those flats and you can stuff flints down inside of here and carry it now like i said the zippo carries four where the this carries eight so you have a lot more you know ability.
To make fires you also have a structure manual because these are put in military kits and that's kind of how they were created they were created by a military uh like a naval survival instructor so this is uh you know served the military since i believe vietnam.
But you get a lot with this kit and you know you don't have any space bunny flints in here so i really like this design you can also get you know the orange plastic kind that's not refillable and they also have the.
Olive drab and the orange you know like the striker there so this is the one that comes in aviation survival kits here let's go ahead and check burn time we'll start with the zippo first and you'll take this and just splay that apart that tender part see there's.
Not a lot of material here so it kind of worries me a little bit but just stretch that up a little bit and i've got my soon to core to check the time my wow.
Hey guys we're right at two minutes and 35 seconds and it's starting to go out right now okay that was 255. now we'll go ahead and try the good old sparklight the spotlight you just opens it up like that right there.
Get ready with the timer wow okay guys we are right at a minute so that was a lot quicker burn time um i will say i think it may be because that was a much older tender tab quick tender tab because i have tried them in the past and they have you know gone for you know two and.
A half minutes but either way we're going to still use that time and now we are going to test the waterproofness of this tender and we'll put both of them in there and really submerge them okay let's go ahead and see if these bad boys will work.
I'll be honest i'm not feeling good about the zippo with that that cut down the middle there i'm not feeling good about it i'll try to see if i can get down to that inner portion let's see it looking good guys.
Let's go ahead and just bust open the quick timber and strike yeah i did some few tests i mean i did a few tests a couple years back on the tender quick tabs and it actually burned longer after being wet yeah guys this is not not looking good.
Here yeah i'm going to call that a negative so in a small situation you get wet this thing doesn't have any you know water proofness to it it may be a little water resistant but there's no o-ring in here so that tender's gonna go wet and this is essentially.
Becomes an empty lighter so in my opinion i definitely would not trust this you know uh typically when you're getting strong situations because bad things happen and then most times because you're you become wet or other other you know factors are injured or really need a fire.
Really quickly so in my opinion i uh would go with the spark light over the zipper mercy kit and i mean it's one of those things if if you want to get the cheaper because this is only like.
Six bucks or five bucks or something like that you know you can get either one of these um you know if you're military you don't have you know tactical reasons you want olive drab it's got olive drab sparkler and it's got directions in there that which can also be used to start a fire with.
So where you can get a brass and that's reusable you know for a few more dollars but in my opinion this is what i'd go with zippo can stay with making lighters um in my opinion but hopefully this helped you with your uh.
Decision making as far as you know what you're putting in your fire kit or your survival kit but check out blackscoutsfor.com for more tips and tutorials and if you haven't subscribed please subscribe and as always thanks for watching you
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