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Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

By on October 13, 2015

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Do you have a box of old crayons that have been used that are almost ready for the trash? These can be vital if you want to make various survival items like waterproof matches. The key to making these is to learn how to keep the tips from getting wet.

You will need to use strike anywhere matches for this project. The reason is the matches do not need to be used with an abrasive pad to ignite. This means waterproof matches will be perfect to have for a survival item. Your next step is to begin preparing your crayons by removing as much of the paper as possible.

One or more crayons can be used to make waterproof matches. The crayons you want to use will determine the color of the match tips you have for use in any emergency. Once the wax coating is hard, then put the matches in a container that is easily accessible.

Instructions to make your own waterproof matches are on makezine.com here…

Make Your Own Waterproof Matches


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