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We all know that that no matter where we live, we may find ourselves at some time facing an emergency situation or natural disaster that will require every skill we have to get ourselves and our family to a safe place. One of the most fundamental needs in any situation is going to be the ability to make a fire, especially if your power has been cut. When that happens do you have a reliable way to make a fire and keep it going? Making your own waterproof matches is just one way to ensure that you will always have fire, no matter what the situation.
Making waterproof matches is an easy do it yourself project to help ensure you can build a fire when you need one. Firemaking materials are fundamental survival gear. As you know, the ability to build a fire is one of the most important survival skills you can master. And fundamental to building a fire are the ignition sources you carry as part of your survival gear.
Because making fire is so important to survival I recommend your survival kit contains at least three ways of starting a fire. For example matches, lighter, and a Swedish firesteel or magnesium firestarter.
Should one or two of these fail, the third could very well save your life or at least make the time you spend outdoors more livable. Matches are one of the most surefire and convenient ways to start a fire. However the problem with matches is they are susceptible to moisture from water or even the humidity in the air. If your matches become damp or wet they will not kindle and could put your survival at risk.
This very simple easy to use two page document with photos will walk you through how to make your own waterproof matches. Once you have done this once you will find you can make them easily and always have plenty of waterproof matches on hand for any emergency situation or to take on camping and hiking trips.
- Firemaking Materials are Fundamental Survival Gear
- Waterproofing Your Matches is Important
- What are the Best Matches to Make Waterproof?
- Making Matches Waterproof
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