Make Waterproof Matches

by Rachel Baker on April 13, 2014

The new season of Naked and Afraid started a couple of weeks ago. So far, I think the last few seasons were better, mostly because I think they are saving the “good stuff” for the live show afterwards.  Regardless of where the two are dumped, water, food and fire ultimately are the issues they have a difficult time overcoming.  Inevitably, it is never about the nakedness as much as the survival techniques the two people use.

In my household, when we watch, we discuss their techniques and what we would bring.  I always think, the one thing I will never be without would be matches. I can find everything else, but, I can’t always find a way to start a fire. With matches, there’s a 50/50 chance by the time you get through half the box (and I’m talking the big box of matches), you’d have a fire started and you would always have the means to restart a fire.

So, when I saw this article about how to make matches waterproof, I knew I had to post it here. You don’t need to be on Naked and Afraid to wish you had waterproof matches. This is perfect information for people who go camping, or even those who believe end of times is coming and are trying to make sure they have all the things they need for their bug out gear.

Regular matches that get wet turn into little wet sticks that do nothing in no time flat. To avoid having your matches become useless due to moisture, you’ll want some waterproof matches. You can purchase waterproof matches, or if you want to save a few bucks you can waterproof your own matches. There are a couple of ways to waterproof matches that are really easy and work very well. This post will cover two different methods of waterproofing your own matches. And the best part is that you probably already have the supplies to do them both!

Read more on how to do this, here:

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