In harsh and challenging conditions, it always pays to have some Windproof/Waterproof Storm Matches from Coghlan’s on hand just in case.
These matches have an extra-long head that is designed to burn even when wet. You can also immerse them in water and they also can’t be extinguished by wind. Housed in a waterproof tub you also get two extra striker surfaces in there in case you need them.
Whether your piezo ignition is busted, you’ve come across some unexpected weather, or you need to light a fire for survival – the Windproof/Waterproof Storm Matches from Coghlan’s will have you covered.
Burns in strong wind
Can burn when wet
Comes in a waterproof tub
Two extra striker surfaces
5L x 3.7W x 1.5H cm per box
5.5H x 3W x 3D cm
Plastic Container | Wooden Matches
Hiking | Trekking | Camping | 4WD
How to light?1 answer
Try as I might, I’ve never been able to get one to light - I found out the hard way when my lighter ran out on a recent walk. Is there a trick to it?
Scott - Concord, NSW(1 year ago)
Waterproof matches have a coating of wax on them to protect the match head from damage. They can be notoriously hard to light, but common practice is to scratch the wax off by carefully rubbing the match head on a surface first, and then striking it. Sometimes you can gunk up the match strike paper with wax if this isn't done first. It also can depend on the brand of match and the striking surface you have, but generally that should do the trick.
Lauren - Snowys(12 months ago)
might seem like a silly question but if they are windproof and waterproof, how do you extinguish them?1 answer
Do you need to let them burn themselves out naturally?
Ziggie - Adelaide(3 years ago)
These matches will burn themselves out in approximately 10 seconds, so they'll burn themselves out like a regular match once they burn past the red coating.