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The Exotac MATCHCAP keeps your matches dry

on December 20, 2009 11:29 am

matchcapThe Exotac MATCHCAP is a waterproof aluminum match holder can carry all sizes of matches from standard kitchen matches to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length matches sold by REI. It has a dual-striker design so that you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of two. An O-ring keeps both the matches and the red phosphorus (strike-on-the-box) striker dry. You can get one for your next camping trip for $24.95. They make a cool collapsible ferrocerium fire-starter too.


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    p51d007 says:

    Geez! Kind of expensive!
    When I was a boy scout back in the early 70’s, we were taught to take a couple spent shotgun shells, throw the matches in them and squeeze the two together. Cheap and very effective, unless you store it under water ;)

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    Jackie Cheng says:

    @p51d007…haha…I did that too when we go camping and hunting…lol

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    Keith Anderson says:

    My wife carries one of these:
    in her Maxpedition Jumbo Versapack (AKA the bag of holding)…

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