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Exotac MatchCap Survival Match Case

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    Exotac MatchCap Survival Match Case

    Nearly indestructible and completely waterproof, the Exotac MatchCap™ Survival match case ensures your fire starting materials stay dry and secure while you're outdoors.

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    Item # 842678

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    • Rugged 6061 anodized-aluminum case has a concealed O-ring that keeps moisture out; case is waterproof to a depth of 16.4 ft. (5m)
    • Case is sized to hold matches up to 2.8 in. (72mm) in length, which allows you to stow standard kitchen matches or long stormproof matches (sold separately)
    • Red phosphorus striker used with strike-on-box matches is located underneath the the cap where it will stay dry
    • Ignite strike-anywhere matches on the striker on the bottom of the case or on the knurled exterior of the case
    • Red phosphorus and strike-anywhere striker pads each offer about 10 - 20 strikes; pads are replaceable
    • Case includes extra O-rings, extra match strikers, a lanyard and an instruction manual
    • The inside of the MatchCap case is larger at the bottom so you can fit more matches if you place the majority of them tip down and few tip up
    • Don't overfill the Exotac MatchCap™ Survival match case; leave approximately a quarter of the volume empty for optimal use

    Made in USA.

    Item 842678

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    Exotac MatchCap Survival Match Case Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Aluminum
    0.9 x 3.3 inches
    0.8 ounce
    Material(s)
    Dimensions
    Weight

    Exotac MatchCap Survival Match Case

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    Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromExcellent & durable match safe A very nice match safe to keep with your camping gear or emergency kit. I usually try to carry 3 sources of fire in the backcountry, & this really does the trick for matches.
    Date published: 2013-01-13
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromAirtight/light - Match strips-meh This actually is a great waterproof match case and tinder protector than anything else. I guess that's what its marketed as, and it works great in that respect. I have just found that the strips they provide to light matches do not really work too great in cooler/damp conditions, even considering the surface is protected until opened for use (No idea why.) I also use lots of the Strike anywhere types of matches and found the surface on this doesn't really have enough strike area to allow for a consistent lighting of the match stick. I haven't used in dry conditions yet, so it probably works great there. But I pack this with me as emergency fire starting material protection in case my lighter fails. Its very light and strong.
    Date published: 2014-01-29
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAppears well made Two new Exotac match cases passed the first level of testing, which was keeping the inside completely dry for 20 minutes under water. Two other match safes tested this week failed that test. The side striking surface was also dry, and ignited Coghlan's green tip waterproof safety matches immediately, as well as as the red compound wind & waterproof safety matches, also made in Australia, and previously available in the U.S. under the Coghlan's brand. While both of those match types will ignite after being soaked, the Exotac match case is an extra level of protection, and I am ordering a couple more. The Exotac case is easier to unscrew with cold fingers than the Marble's design match safe. Two other tested brands of "stormproof" matches failed to ignite after being wet, so a completely waterproof case like the Exotac is essential for them.
    Date published: 2013-12-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromQuality Made in the USA! I own several of these Match Boxes. They are the best quality I've found. You can order replacement strikers for the "Strike on Box" type matches. Capacity is small but for Weekend trips, Everyday use + Emergency GO Bag they are great. Well made, reliable protection for your matches and supporting a USA company with great designs gives me pride in purchasing and using this product. I would recommend to a friend with no hesitation.
    Date published: 2013-04-26

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