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Not Even Captain Planet Could Extinguish These Matches

Douse them with water. Bury them in earth. Blast them with air. None of it's going to stop these matches from burning. And I'm assuming Heart wouldn't put up much of a fight against them either.


You can get two packs of 25 of these REI Storm Proof matches for just $5.50. The 2.75-inch wonders are definitely impressive, until you realize that even if you can get the matches to light in those conditions, whatever fire you start with them is pretty much doomed. [REI via Geekologie]

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I remember that Lloyd Bridges used stormproof matches to light his pipe in Joe vs. the Volcano. They are amazing, and can be very helpful when you need them. They can help dry out wet tinder in a pinch.