Ron Raab-Long (raablong@DMV.COM)
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 08:49:51 -0400
We have used the electronic ignition type for years. They work well if
treated well. For the little extra money you will avoid the hassle of
trying to find your matches in the dark, trying to light a wet match, and
probably a few singed knuckle hairs.
Be sure to keep your lanterns in the plastic cases. And teach the boys
to treat them like their made of crystal, and you shouldn't have any
trouble. Our troop has four of them and they have lasted at least 6
years (still going). The one I have for family camping is now about 20
years old, and still works fine.
Tom E Sullivan wrote:
> My question is whether you feel it is worth getting the
> "electronic ignition" model (the difference in price is
> about $8-$9). Additionally, do any of you
> have any long term experience with the electronic
> ignition models? Are they reliable; do they continue
> to work over the long term??
Ron Raab-Long DelMarVa
SA, Troop 903 Two Bays
Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dover, Delaware
Problem Captain, Delaware OM
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