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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
BY all means practice with a few...but outdated flares are still perfectly legal and sensible to carry onboard as spares. I've seen 'em ten+ years past date still work perfectly well.
Out of date flares may still work (and I keep my expired flares to use first should I ever need one) but in the US if they have expired, they are not considered part of your legally required number of Visual Distress Signals. Once past the expiration date, they aren't reliable. I've set some out of date flares off and some went off just fine while others were a struggle to get lit.

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