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Written by Ben Branch | June 26th 2015
This waterproof cylinder is designed to contain 40 stormproof matches and carry 6 spare strikers, it also floats in both fresh and saltwater. The stormproof matches are designed to work in wind, rain and snow, and they will automatically relight after being submerged in water.
The ability to light fire is one of the single most important survival requirements, making this small and inexpensive kit a smart addition to any backpack, pannier or glove compartment.
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