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Thread: Fenix e01 & chap stick: great survival kit addition(multi uses)

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    Default Fenix e01 & chap stick: great survival kit addition(multi uses)

    So most of us all know the lamp/lantern trick with the cap but just today I discovered some other uses for the chap stick. I was cleaning up my e01 and added pocket clip (from maratac AAA) and soon discovered that the on/off twisting action was a bit rough. Yep, oring was dried out. So I took the chap stick and lubed up the oring..... back nice and smooth! Then it immediately struck me, I could also use the chapstick as a fire starter, perhaps with the addition a cotton ball ball or two. The combo has found a permanent place in my backpacking gear especially now that the pocket clip will allow me to also use the e01 as my headlamp attached to the brim of my hat.
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    I couldn't agree more! I have several twisty lights and I always lube up the threads\o-ring with my chap stick. It works really well and it's super handy. The two things that I always, ALWAYS have on my person are chap stick and a light so it's perfect. I haven't tried the fire starter application yet but now I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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    Default Re: Fenix e01 & chap stick: great survival kit addition(multi uses)

    Thanks for the info! I never would have realized that Chap stick was so handy.

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    I read your thread a couple days ago and then today I was out at a customers house for a water leak. The shower valve was bad, so I went and bought a replacement. During the install, I got to step 4...lubricate the orings...DOH! I forgot to get the silicone lube! But, I had chapstick and ten minutes later, no leaks either.

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    Default Re: Fenix e01 & chap stick: great survival kit addition(multi uses)

    It could be dangerous to use petroleum lubricants on some orings, as they could break down. It depends what they are made of.

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    Nana Re: Fenix e01 & chap stick: great survival kit addition(multi uses)

    both Lithium Grease and silicone grease are available for o-ring on Fenix flashilight.

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