|Left to Right: UCO Stormproof Match, British Lifeboat Match, Hurricane Match,|
Coghlans Wind/Waterpoof Match, Strike Anywhere Match (waterproof treated),
Coghlans Waterproof Match, MRE Damp Proof Match
Sometimes you need an ignition based flame for lighting oil lamps or candles. Matches with a long burn time and that can withstand high winds, at times are superior to lighters.
I've used a variety of matches over the years and it has came down to to styles that I tend to keep in my kit. Those are Strike Anywhere Matches and the UCO Stormproof Match. Strike Anywhere style matches are good when you may have lost your striking pad. Outside of that they tend to fair poorly against many others. My preference goes to the UCO Stormproof Match and we will be discussing them today.
The matchstick is somewhat larger than many others on the market. I like that it allows me to keep my hand a little farther away from what I am lighting. You can trim them to put them into your survival kit or standard match cases if need to.
The case is super strong. I've seen a few videos where this case is ran over by a truck with no failures. I like survival orange, but it can also be had in safety yellow and military OD Green.
If your looking for matches I highly suggest you grab some of these.