StormProof matches - They Really Are Storm Proof.
This is a discussion on StormProof matches - They Really Are Storm Proof. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Have at least one box in your SHTF bag. Often they are just the quickest way to get a fire going in adverse conditions and ...
Post By QKShooter
April 23rd, 2012 11:06 PM
April 23rd, 2012 11:56 PM
I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
April 24th, 2012 12:04 AM
They are all over Ebay. The UCO are the ones that I have.
You might also want to do a YouTube search for WETFIRE - another fantastic lightweight item.
Oh..here...I'll save you some clicks.
April 24th, 2012 01:20 AM
Yep, agree. Having a couple of options is a good thing. If you don't happen to have any of the whiz bang firestarter stuff and you find yourself in wet conditions, find some dead wood and split it to get to the dry core. I've started a fire in a downpour doing this. Boy Scouts was a good thing.
April 25th, 2012 08:54 PM
Is there a downside to having a few disposable lighters instead of these things?
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April 25th, 2012 09:24 PM
Good question Yoda.
The BIC lighters are fine. The MIL turbo butane lighters have a better gas seal and more capacity.
It's important to have more than one way to get a quick fire going.
I have my Magnesium/Ferrocerium fire starter and the StormProof matches + a Fresnel Lens since that weighs nothing at all - is perfectly flat - takes up no space - so why not have one. They work just great as long as the Sun is shining brightly.
While certainly there are the more primitive means of making fire they take time and preparation and often multiple attempts.
If you are wet and it's COLD or various other multiple reasons why you need a fire now rather than later it helps to have several ways to get to the same place.
I always have one firesteel attached to every knife sheath that I take out into Momma Nature with me.
In Pennsylvania if you have a firesteel and a knife then you'll always have potable safe water. One thing we do have in PA is never any shortage of water.
April 25th, 2012 09:28 PM
So, what if, for some reason, you need to put it out, right now?
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Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
April 25th, 2012 09:31 PM
I definitely agree. The ability to have fire and clean drinking water will mean the difference between life and death.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
April 25th, 2012 09:38 PM
The matches are a great idea but with the other thing it’s good too but let’s not forget about the age old starting methods of pine cones and tinder
April 25th, 2012 09:40 PM
I have about a half dozen of these little business card size little clear plastic Fresnel lenses stuck everywhere.
I think if you buy 6 of them on ebay they are less than a dollar each and that includes shipping.
I have one in my B.O.B. and one in my 1st Aid pak and one in my wallet and one in the car...
No..this is not me though I do like that hat.
But, these are the exact same little Fresnel lenses that I have tucked away.
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