Waterproof matches are expensive, but you can make your own for only a fraction of the price.
Today’s featured video is from YouTuber’s JoeandZachSurvival and they share a simple but effective way to waterproof your matches. As preppers we spend a fair amount of time talking about cooking when the grid goes down and there are numerous ways to start a fire out of natural materials, but I think having a lighter or matches is just easier.
I personally have a firesteel for times when I don’t have a lighter but unless I want to practice making a fire, I will go the easy route and just light that Bic or strike a match.
When it comes to packing fire making materials in my Bug Out Bag or even just stocking up my supplies, lighters and matches are something I don’t leave out.
You can purchase a few packs of Bic lighters and throw those in a plastic tub and they will last for a very long time. Matches, may last even longer and if you take steps to protect them from the elements, you can use these in a lot of situations.
In this video, Joe and Zach show you how to make waterproof matches easily that can save you a little money. Hope you enjoy!
What do you think? If you’re curious to find out 4 other ways to waterproof your matches, there’s more.
Listed below are a number of effective and proven ways to make waterproof matches you can use for camping, backpacking, and emergencies.
Note: All the methods below involve some risk. If you are a minor, do not carry out any of these activities without the permission of a competent adult supervisor. The list is ranked from safest to least safe. The best and safest method is to use turpentine. (Turpentine has a higher “flash point” relative to acetone, which is commonly used in nail polish and does not involve the use of flame as is needed in the Wax or Paraffin methods.)
Method One of Four: Use Turpentine
Method Two of Four: Use Nail Polish
Method Three of Four: Use a Candle
Method Four of Four: Using Paraffin Wax
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