A staple EDC (every day carry) item for those who are preparedness-minded is a fire making tool. Now this is usually a lighter or a fire steel. All too often do we forget the device that is most commonly used to start a fire around the globe, the common match.
Modern matches have been around for about 200 years but they are still as popular as ever. It's because of their simplistic and reliable function, and most of all, their cost.
The modern match has had the design tweaked a touch with the Strike Anywhere Match, which I'm sure many of you have seen. A new model is the Stormproof Match, which is something I wanted to present to all of you today.
The Stormproof Match has the match-head chemical coating covering halfway down the match body. This enables the match to burn even in strong wind, rain, or even underwater! It sounds too good to be true, but you can see this in the video below.
These matches are perfect for EDC, since we often need matches outside, and standard matches are often blown out in even a light gust of wind. These Stormproof Matches continue burning no matter what conditions.
They are also very affordable. You can buy them in a 10-Pack, 25-Pack and 50-Pack, in a Small or Large Waterproof Case. There are many ways to carry them. Personally, I would bring a 10-Pack of these matches in a jacket pocket. Heck, throw one in each of your jackets so that no matter what, if it's cold and you go outside, you'll have a way to start a fire.