Prompt reply, Richard! I thought it'd take longer :) I've added a backpacking trip to the trip I'm on now, so I'll probably get to your edits and suggestions by about June 18.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "richardglyon@..." <montana.angler@...> wrote:
> Sorry it's taken so long to get to this. Excellent job. I have only a few edits, but I'd like you to revise the Review to take account of the most important BGT requires a bit more information on Field Use than the summary you provide near the end. So please repost here, with REPOST, the product name, and your name in the subject line. Also and this goes for all future Owner Reviews or Test Reports please include a tinyurl link to the Tests/Owner Reviews folder in the body of your post.
> My edits follow the standard BGT format EDIT (all caps) is a required change, Edit (initial cap) a suggested change, and Comment a comment, with no change required.
> Cheers, Richard
> ### SOLO CAMPING LIGHTER [title] ###
> EDIT: Add the manufacturer's name - The Lighter Company
> EDIT: Please change this to Solo Candle Lighter, which is the only way it's listed on the manufacturer's website. I know you address this later, but a reader should be able immediately to find it when he goes to the website you designate.
> ###Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.getlit.com/" LINK
> TEXT = "The Lighter Company, Inc">>###
> EDIT: Write out the web address [www.getit.com] as text and use that at the hyperlink.
> ###MSRP: US$16.25###
> EDIT/Edit: Where did you find this? I couldn't find it on the manufacturer's website. If it came from some other manufacturer's source (such as a hangtag), identify that. If it doesn't come from the manufacturer, state "Not available."
> ###Flame Temperature: 1800 F (982 C) ###
> EDIT: Indicate that this is listed, not tested.
> ###I find that lighting a white-gas camping stove can be tricky with a standard lighter since my thumb rests on the lighter's trigger next to the stove's gaswell and I would risk a burn each time I flicked the lighter.###
> Comment: No kidding. And not just with white-gas stoves.
> ### I have now used the lighter on six backpacking trips and at least 10 day hikes for testing, over a period of 10 months, at outside temperatures from 25 F to 90 F (-4 C to 32 C). By following the above suggestions I've been able to use the lighter successfully at my usual camping altitudes, at or below 10,500 ft (3200 m), but not at any place higher than that.###
> EDIT: Move this up to the beginning of your Field Use section.
> EDIT: Add some detail. With this much use you needn't give every detail or even describe every trip, but you should add some examples of stoves used and weather (especially wind and rain) you encountered.