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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    They guys over at The Prepared put together a comprehensive guide to matches and match containers: https://theprepared.com/gear/reviews/match/ Honestly, I like the Cevinee Waterproof EDC Keychain Capsule Tube for a daypack, bug out bag... etc. Being able to keep a match holder on a lanyard...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it possible to buy strong wooden matches, strike anywhere, as produced at one time? All the wooden box matches sold today are useless. IMO. Flint and steel fire making. The alternative.
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Fire is a necessity for warmth, cooking, purifying water, signalling, protection to name a few. There's a whole host of ways to start fires, gas, wetfire, blastmatch,char cloth, wire wool and battery, bic lighter,matches..... Whats your trusted option that you carry either with you and/or pack...
  4. General Discussion
    Has anyone else noticed in their area, that you can't buy regular strike on box matches or strike anywhere matches any more? Is it just my area? WTF? Only those worthless "green" things that take five or 6 matches to light something are what stores carry around here. How about where you are?
  5. Vendor Deals
    Hi All- We're offering Coghlan's brand Stormproof matches for $4.99 + shipping right now. These are a great item to keep in your kit. They're windproof, waterproof, and they burn for up to 10 seconds. These matches are made in England by a company called Lewis International, and sold under...
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So, I like to have a wide array of different firestarting kits in my BOB, but my favorite fire-starter has gotta be a wooden match. I prefer it to lighters, I prefer it to a battery, I prefer it to flint and steel. Don't ask me why - lighters are by far the better option as far as size vs uses...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'd love your suggestions. For 3 areas: Long term storage, Vehicle & Going Camping My concerns are: 1. For LTS - fire safety & moisture prevention 2. Vehicle - fire safety 3. For Camping - waterproof-ness Or, are there a million threads on this already & I'm just quick to post because of...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been using up my matches supply ... and I have plenty of Bic lighters.:xeye: At the moment, I can think of exactly two situations where a Strike Anywhere Match is better then a Bic Lighter.:confused: 1: Lighting a single burner compact Coleman Dual Fuel camp stove. Your fingers are simply...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I read on another forum that they had them and called my local Kroger. They do have them and I think they are the are the small ones, 32 per box 10 boxes to a bundle for 99cents:) Going there first thing in the morning. Will let ya know tomorrow. tortis
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    [PICTURES] ~ "TheReadyStore.com" Orders have arrived... (This is the first of several orders from the thread last week that had the 4 coupon code deal going on where you could pick out 45$ worth of stuff for 10$ shipped) Not bad for 10 bucks :) 1 Multi-Function Leatherman-Style Tool 2...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Few people know of this great fire starter. I have successfully used it many times to light fires in pouring rain & high winds. I consider it a *must have* because the heat and energy created, will ignite anything flammable, especially if your wood supply is wet. It is a chemical reaction that...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As I read through thread upon thread about what to have in a BOB/GHB or EDC car kit, it seems that everyone and their uncle has matches. Waterproof matches, strike anywhere matches, etc., and I just cant understand why. Sure, I have a box or 2 of the strike anywhere in my home, but I just can't...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I saw some strike on box matches at shop 'n save that were 6 boxes of 48 per box, and were 85 cents each. How long would these last if I were to put some in an ammo can? Would waterproof matches last longer? Thanks, Falcon
  14. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Manufacture of Matches Each factory uses its own methods and chemical mixtures, though, in a general way the latter do not vary greatly. It is impossible here to give a full account of the different steps of manufacture, and of all the precautions necessary to turn out good, marketable matches...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I haven't seen the Diamond brand in my village in several years. I was even told that they had been banned. I have been buying S.A.M. at REI sports but they were quite pricey. Yesterday I found the Diamond brand at Sunflower Farmers Market, not sure if this is a regional or national chain...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have found a couple of great places to buy STRIKE ANYWHERE MATCHES in just the last six months. :cool: In some places these are hard to find, so they are going to be one of the items worth their weight in ( insert favorite barter currency here ) if the SHTF. Keeping them safe from moisture...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How many matches is enough? I think during winter here in NW Indiana I'd probably have a fire going in the wood burner all winter so I could use a stick to light and just "transfer" fire. But they'd also make a great barter item. During summer tho I'd need to strike a match each time for...
  18. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Ok, so every time I go to the grocery store, I pick up a box of strike anywhere matches (they're about $1.60 so i figure why not?). But, low and behold - they are not literally strike anywhere...where can i strike them that will light them, not on the box? Thanks!
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Being kind of old fashioned my preferred method of fire making is a wooden match I just find it almost spiritual seeing a strike anywhere match come to life. I carry other tools to light a fire, and I can rub sticks together if I have to too. While I’ve never had my match safe fail to keep my...
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