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  • Windproof and waterproof matches are easy to light and will relight after being submerged in water; matches burn for up to 12 sec.
  • Sealed case features an integrated striker on the outside for easy lighting of matches
  • Includes 2 strikers and 15 matches
  • Uco Survival matches and case have a combined weight of only a half ounce

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Before starting a fire outdoors, review Leave No Trace principles and safe extinguishing practices. Always check the land manager’s current regulations for information on where to build a fire, appropriate wood to use and potential burn bans.

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Plastic
Dimensions 1.75 x 3 inches
Waterproof Yes
Weight 0.5 ounce
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Match My son and I just tested these matches along with two other brands including the long time military brand known for being very reliable. We tested how easy they were to light, how long and intense they burned, how well they stayed lit after being submerged, how well they light after being submerged, and how well the striker worked after being submerged. This match actually beat the military brand in all tests. Unfortunately it was a slight letdown when compared to the old REI brand storm matches I bought several years ago. I don't see the REI brand on the website anymore so it appears they are no longer made. That being the case these would be the best matches I can find to date. I'm giving four stars because they did not burn well after being completely submerged and because they REI brand performed much better.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Essential Matches and a fire starter are among the ten essentials and this waterproof container of survival matches fits the bill. I carry them all the time. I recently used them a couple for the first time when I left my regular matches and lighter at home. A month later they helped me light a fire using wet wood. I would not use them instead of regular matches or a lighter, but they are great when you need more fire than a normal match or lighter can provide. The packaging does not say this, but I found a small wad of cotton to use to help start a fire in the top of the container.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from broken matches During a snow camping class I tried using these matches to start a fire in place of my stove. The matches broke and were unreliable.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed in the Field I have used the UCO Stormproof Match Kit REI sells with no issues but these were a completely different experience. The matches would not light on the striker, matches repeatedly broke and the striker was used up within 1-2 failed match attempts. Very glad I had a pack of 50 cheapie strike anywhere matches to get my stove going. Get a different kit from UCO.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy way to stay warm. This product works very well. Quick warm fire in no time. Tested the container under running water as well as submerged for 20 seconds and the container remained watertight. Very convenient size for pockets and daypacks. A must have for camping, hiking, or just a good all around insurance policy.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money I used a few matches on my most recent camping trip. I like the container it comes in, and the matches definitely stay lit during rain or wind! The only reason I gave it four stars is because the matches were difficult to light on the containers strike face.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Match My son and I just tested these matches along with two other brands including the long time military brand known for being very reliable. We tested how easy they were to light, how long and intense they burned, how well they stayed lit after being submerged, how well they light after being submerged, and how well the striker worked after being submerged. This match actually beat the military brand in all tests. Unfortunately it was a slight letdown when compared to the old REI brand storm matches I bought several years ago. I don't see the REI brand on the website anymore so it appears they are no longer made. That being the case these would be the best matches I can find to date. I'm giving four stars because they did not burn well after being completely submerged and because they REI brand performed much better.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Essential Matches and a fire starter are among the ten essentials and this waterproof container of survival matches fits the bill. I carry them all the time. I recently used them a couple for the first time when I left my regular matches and lighter at home. A month later they helped me light a fire using wet wood. I would not use them instead of regular matches or a lighter, but they are great when you need more fire than a normal match or lighter can provide. The packaging does not say this, but I found a small wad of cotton to use to help start a fire in the top of the container.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from broken matches During a snow camping class I tried using these matches to start a fire in place of my stove. The matches broke and were unreliable.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed in the Field I have used the UCO Stormproof Match Kit REI sells with no issues but these were a completely different experience. The matches would not light on the striker, matches repeatedly broke and the striker was used up within 1-2 failed match attempts. Very glad I had a pack of 50 cheapie strike anywhere matches to get my stove going. Get a different kit from UCO.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy way to stay warm. This product works very well. Quick warm fire in no time. Tested the container under running water as well as submerged for 20 seconds and the container remained watertight. Very convenient size for pockets and daypacks. A must have for camping, hiking, or just a good all around insurance policy.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the money I used a few matches on my most recent camping trip. I like the container it comes in, and the matches definitely stay lit during rain or wind! The only reason I gave it four stars is because the matches were difficult to light on the containers strike face.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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