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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

If you are in a situation where your survival depends on fire or you needing to light something and you are in a cold or damp atmosphere, these waterproof matches might save your life. Fire can warm you, purify water, cook food, and more.

You need a box of matches. Not safety matches. You must use boxed matches. A tealight candle. A piece of aluminum foil.
Lay out the foil flat on a surface where it is safe to lay out and no fire hazards are around.
Light the tealight and let it burn until there is a pretty good size pool of melted wax.
Now the fun part -- Dip the match into the melted wax until the whole match has wax on it. This will make it entirely waterproof. If you just do half of the match dampness and water can seep in from the unwaxed end.
Blow on this until the wax is hardened and then repeat dipping it into the wax so that you have 2 layers of wax on it.
Do as many matches as you want.
To light them you scrape off the wax and light!!

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