My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Don't Flick your BIC!
Cause it won't light. Same for most propane lighters like pictured. Don't believe me? Well leave them out in the cold over night and then try to light them. You'll be real lucky if they do light. (Especially when you want to use them to light a heater!) I found this out the first and second nights I left the heater off and then decided to light it with the BBQ lighter just to find out it wouldn't light. I tried the BIC and the same thing. No Light! I assume the propane in them gets so cold that the pressure drops and there isn't enough gas coming out to light. (I didn't have any matches!) I wised up after those two nights and started keeping them under the cover with me so my body heat would keep them warm enough to light. At first I did it with the BIC and wound up having to light the BBQ lighter with the BIC before I could light the burner. Might be a good idea to keep some good matches handy in cases like this. Nothing like freezing your posterior off just to find out you can't light the heater. What I had to do the first time was keep rubbing my hands together with the BIC in between my palms long enough to warm it up so it would light for me to be able to light the BBQ lighter. Then I could light the burner to warm the Iron Dungeon up.