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Old 04-16-2010, 11:50 AM
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REI directly supports SUWA which is adamant about closing trails, Specifically arch canyon.

http://suwa.typepad.com/blog/

Same thing with Patagonia. http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/pata...S&assetid=1961 I might have to burn my new jacket

"The red dust blanketing area mountains and virtually every surface in Aspen is a result of oil and gas development and off-road vehicle activity in southeastern Utah, according to David Garbett, staff attorney with Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

Really...
All true, but it is difficult finding an outdoor brand that does not one some level go against some OHV values. Even those not explicitly political will use materials from suppliers who might not be friendly to OHVs. I've pretty much resigned to the fact that you have to pick your battles and chose based on who's less bad and make sure I drop an email or comment that I picked brand XYZ because of their stance that bikes belong or that OHV use is at least reasonable. Problem is that Patagucci unfortunately makes some awful nice stuff still.
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True.. but these are Large supporters.

Black Diamond is another http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com...ups-we-support
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Okay, don't expect the Soto to work with Bic lighters - they don't fit. The instructions say to refer to a separate sheet listing compatible lighters - no separate sheet came with ours that Suz just bought a REI, the only one they had in stock. Another disclaimer in the instructions: The unit may not work in colder temperatures or high altitudes above 5,000 feet. Still, it's cute and we'll just have to search for the compatible lighters and stay below 5,000' and keep it warm.
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These things cost $20.

For around the same price you can get a proper butane torch, like a Weller ML200. I've seen these as cheap as $15.

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Yeah, us crack smokers know all about the various options. I have butane backups, but the REI rebate was burning a hole (ha) in Suz's pocket and she thought she'd follow a RS lead. Live and learn!
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:23 PM
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Yeah, us crack smokers know all about the various options. I have butane backups, but the REI rebate was burning a hole (ha) in Suz's pocket and she thought she'd follow a RS lead. Live and learn!
Does seem handy to be able to McGyver a torch at any truck stop.
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I've had a harbor frieght one that I got about 8 years ago for like $2 still going strong.

It is a champion at getting up under the dash for heat shrinking over wires.

FWIW, the best way to find a "compatable" lighter is to find the really cheap-o versions with NO child safety of any kind.
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Found two lighters besides the BIC and one that fit but....it still doesn't work so I need to keep looking for the right one. So far, I give this product the Lexus GX460 rating, don't buy unless you know you have the lighter that works with it.
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Found two lighters besides the BIC and one that fit but....it still doesn't work so I need to keep looking for the right one. So far, I give this product the Lexus GX460 rating, don't buy unless you know you have the lighter that works with it.
Exactly what I have been doing today...searching for a square lighter with an adjustable flame. No dice.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:07 PM
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Exactly what I have been doing today...searching for a square lighter with an adjustable flame. No dice.
I emailed soto's info addy asking for the not-included compatability list and haven't heard back from them. Did your burner packaging include the list?
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