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Coghlan\'s Plastic Matchbox

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    Coghlan's Plastic Matchbox

    This plastic matchbox has a watertight seal to prevent moisture from ruining your matches. See details

    • $1.75
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    Item # 678278

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    This plastic matchbox has a watertight seal to prevent moisture from ruining your matches.

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    This plastic matchbox has a watertight seal to prevent moisture from ruining your matches.

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    This plastic matchbox has a watertight seal to prevent moisture from ruining your matches.

    • Holds enough wooden matches for a weekend of camping
    • Includes emergency firestarter flint on bottom
    • High-visibility orange container ensures it won't get left behind

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    Coghlan's Plastic Matchbox Specs
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    Best use
    Backpacking
    Plastic
    1 x 3 inches
    0.6 ounces
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    Coghlan's Plastic Matchbox

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    Coghlan's Plastic Matchbox is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coghlan's Plastic Matchbox by Coghlan's I've had one of these for several years and it kept my matches dry, until recently. It seems that the rubber seal dried out & no longer seals tightly. For the price and use I've gotten from it, I have no complaints, but it goes to show the importance of checking your gear's condition on a regular basis. I got 2 new ones and I'm going to lightly coat the rubber seal with Plumber's Silicone Grease to see if that will keep the seal flexible longer. It isn't a big deal, since I parafin dip the strike-anywhere matches before I put them in, but I put in an extra piece of box striker material, just in case. And it IS succeptible to moisture. The bright orange color makes it easy to find in case I lay it down somewhere. Being plastic, it is somewhat fragile, but I've never had a problem with it breaking. One will go in the BOB I keep in the car, and one in my regular survival kit. I use plastic 35mm film cans (wish the metal film cans were still common!) with a bit of Vaseline in the groove where the cap snaps onto the can, to keep my cotton balls with vaseline tinder in, and they work well for that. But the film cans are too short to store kitchen matches in.
    Date published: 2014-04-06

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