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UCO Stormproof Match Kit

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    UCO Stormproof Match Kit

    Add the Uco Stormproof match kit to your camping supplies or emergency kit. It features a waterproof plastic case, 25 stormproof matches and 3 strikers. See details

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    Add the Uco Stormproof match kit to your camping supplies or emergency kit. It features a waterproof plastic case, 25 stormproof matches and 3 strikers.

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    Add the Uco Stormproof match kit to your camping supplies or emergency kit. It features a waterproof plastic case, 25 stormproof matches and 3 strikers.

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    Add the Uco Stormproof match kit to your camping supplies or emergency kit. It features a waterproof plastic case, 25 stormproof matches and 3 strikers.

    • Windproof and waterproof matches are easy to light and they will relight after being submerged in water
    • Long matches keep you from burning your fingertips; matches burn for up to 15 sec.
    • Case features an integrated striker on the outside for easy lighting of matches
    • Uco Stormproof match kit weighs just 1.7 oz.

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    UCO Stormproof Match Kit Specs
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    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Plastic
    1.75 x 3 inches
    1.7 ounces
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    Weight

    UCO Stormproof Match Kit

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    UCO Stormproof Match Kitis rated3.0out of5by6.
    Rated3out of5byfromGood, not great.I recommend these matches with some reservations. Do not let these be the only fire starters you have. They don't always work well. The first issue I have with these matches is with the striker pad. Keep the striker pad shielded from water. Once its wet it is useless forever. Even after it dries it no longer works. Also the striker pad wears down extremely fast. Good thing the match kit comes with two striker pads. I doubt that two would last the whole container of matches. Secondly I have problems with the matches themselves. They are weak often breaking when striking. Not all of them broke, but many did. I also didn't have one match that came close to a 15 second burn time. Now this could have been a bad lot though I'm unsure. A few others in survival training exercises had the same issues I had. Several did not. The matches rarely work if wet before striking them, however they do relight on their own if dipped in water and directly pulled out if a flame is present before dipping. Just don't leave it in there for long, immediately pull it out or the match will be permanently done. So I'd say if the proper precautions are taken these matches will work just fine. Keep them shielded from water, strike lightly, and pray you got a good lot. Most of all, don't let them be the only source of fire starting you have with you.
    Date published: 2014-03-08
    Rated2out of5byfromMatches & strike surface failed when wetTested under water for 20 minutes. Top was on tight. Several very small droplets inside. Cotton in top was wet. Side striker peeled away when damp, not useful for striking. Container was not jostled or struck. Tested 3 matches under water for 20 minutes. Dried for 5 minutes - would not ignite on dry strike surface. Dried for 20 minutes - soft head partially came off when striking, and would not ignite. After drying 40 minutes at 75 degrees, head too soft to strike. This performance is much worse than expected, when compared with Coghlan's red compound windproof and waterproof matches, and Coghlan's green tip waterproof matches (both made in Australia). Both of those ignited immediately under the same conditions.
    Date published: 2013-12-24
    Rated3out of5byfromCould use some improvementI took this item with me for some military training. The contents were packed in a water proof bag, but I was in 2800 ft altitude in the dead of winter. When I went to strike my first match, the strike pad tore. I tried using the spare, but it only lasted till the next day or two. I was out there for a good chunk of time. The matches stayed dry which if they hadn't, well lets just say the case works. I recommend bringing an extra piece of strike pad that can be kept with the matches. The strike pad should be moved to the inside. My suggestion, under the cap would be a good spot. It also needs more durable and coarse striker pads. Bottom line... If you cannot strike it, then your extended burn matches are useless. I would recommend if the striker pads were improved.
    Date published: 2013-07-20
    Rated4out of5byfromThis works great!I have used this product a few times and it does a great job of starting fires. As with all matches I still keep this in a small plastic bag just in case of any accidental dampening of the striker pad. (Even though it has extra pads.) It does burn hot and longer than other matches that I've used.
    Date published: 2013-03-29
    Rated1out of5byfromDry Bag NeededProduct works great until the canister and/or matches become wet. Once either become saturated they are useless.
    Date published: 2012-11-25
    Rated5out of5byfromRemember TSA match regulations if flyingAlthough this was deep in multiple containers, inside my pack, inside a pack travel bag, TSA found and seized this. The note they left me reminded me that matches are not allowed in checked baggage; some types and quantities of matches can be carried on. I will be seeing if they allow this product as a carry-on soon.
    Date published: 2012-09-02

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