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12/03/2022 07:24PM  
I couldn't believe how hot they burn and how long. There are other brands close to these. But a must-have for outdoors people. yes, an awesome waterproof box also.

Hot burn
 
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12/03/2022 11:49PM  
I have been carrying those for close to 30 years. They’ve been in my traveling camp kit for guaranteed flame. They got this fire going last August on Iron after a deluge rain on a travel morning. Though it took three matches to get it established.
 
jhb8426
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12/04/2022 06:02PM  
I still have the waterproof match container from the Boy Scout store from a long, long time ago. Dip the self strike matches in paraffin. Self strikers are getting hard to find.
 
12/04/2022 06:42PM  
BonzSF: "I have been carrying those for close to 30 years. They’ve been in my traveling camp kit for guaranteed flame.
They got this fire going on Iron last August after a deluge rain on a travel morning. Though it took three matches to get it established. "


It is amazing how hot they burn. People who have not tried them are missing out.
 
12/05/2022 09:49AM  
I just carry several Bic lighters in my gear.
 
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12/05/2022 10:42AM  
Is there a benefit to carrying matches over a solid lighter?
 
12/05/2022 02:15PM  
SummerSkin: "Is there a benefit to carrying matches over a solid lighter?"


You could go both ways on that one.
 
12/09/2022 04:48PM  
SummerSkin: "Is there a benefit to carrying matches over a solid lighter?"

If you get the flint or striker wet, a lighter not work until it dries out
 
Savage Voyageur
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12/09/2022 08:57PM  
I’ve been packing these for years now. You can light the match, then dunk it in water, pull out and it lights up again. I keep the striker part inside the case.
 
12/09/2022 09:11PM  
Savage Voyageur: "I’ve been packing these for years now. You can light the match, then dunk it in water, pull out and it lights up again. I keep the striker part inside the case."

They are amazing and burn hotter than normal matches, thus easier to start a fire.
 
12/13/2022 04:19PM  
I did a "ditch kit" test a little while ago and had terrible results trying to get a fire going in wet, windy conditions using both Bic liters and stick matches. Looks like a perfect solution to what could be a life- or - death situation.
 
12/13/2022 06:16PM  
merlyn: " I did a "ditch kit" test a little while ago and had terrible results trying to get a fire going in wet, windy conditions using both Bic liters and stick matches. Looks like a perfect solution to what could be a life- or - death situation."


stick matches are not what they use to be.
 
12/13/2022 10:55PM  
I have been using a SOTO POCKET TORCH XT for extended canoe trips up north for years.

Quality built. Reaches 2,300 degrees and gives you a hot flame in windy conditions. Extender pull out feature to safely light fires or stoves.

When using the Soto adapter, you can fill your Soto Torch XT using your Stoves Butane.

I always bring an extra Bic Lighter and/or aforementioned UCO Matches as a backup when paddling in Quetico.

SOTO POCKET TORCH XT
 
12/14/2022 11:44AM  
x 2 - these are awesome! I light one in my living room to try them out and wife freeked out :).
 
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12/14/2022 12:49PM  
Yeah, we carry these storm matches for ditch kit and for use in wet conditions when lighting a fire gets harder. We now light our stoves with a piezoelectric sparker. MSR sells a nice one. But we started with buying ones that were spare parts for stoves that have one built in. That greatly reduced our use of matches on a trip and is simpler than a lighter for us. We still use regular stick matches under most conditions for a fire but I agree that the quality has gone downhill over the years and so I'm glad not to rely on them.
 
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