Watch: How to Make Waterproof Matches


Watch: How to Make Waterproof Matches

Finally, a how-to video that’s professionally made and offers good info, delivered in a reasonable way.

In just a shade above 4 minutes, this one tells us how to transform strike-anywhere matches into waterproof matches that will burn for one heck of a long time after you strike one.

I’m talkin’ about a match that can burn for six, seven, sometimes eight minutes, giving you plenty of time to start a fire to save your life… or just to cook a hot dog.

You’ll need these things:

  • Paraffin wax
  • Strike-anywhere matches
  • Straight pins
  • Flammable twine (pink chenille recommended)
  • Double boiler to melt the wax (he simply uses two cooking pots)

The twine or chenille acts as a vehicle for the wax, which also serves to waterproof the finished product. Once the match is ignited, the wax in the twine burns for a good long time.

A pretty cool way to make sure you can stay warm.

A life-giving match — in rain, snow, sleet, or hail.

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