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#45642 - 08/02/05 03:30 AM Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
duckear Offline
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I was looking around REI and found these Nalgene containers. The tall skinny ones are the perfect size for the 18 or so REI matches, a striker and a 1/2 dry cotton ball on top and on bottom to prevent rattling. A bit of electrical tape to seal!!





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#45643 - 08/02/05 04:54 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!! *DELETED*
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#45644 - 08/02/05 05:01 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
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Thanks for the info. Great matches, btw.

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#45645 - 08/02/05 05:13 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
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Or you could spend .83$ and get a waterproof match container in camo with a piece of flint on the bottom or $1.05 for coghlans version. Both of these have rubber seals to prevent water from entering, where as yours is just a container and "could" leak.

Everytime you have to use a match you undo the tape? Sounds like a leak waiting to happen assuming the bottles themselves aren't waterproof.

What's the price on those? It's hard to beat a buck or less for one ment to prevent leaks and store matches. I also find them useful for other things as well


REI matches are longer than regular strike anywhere matches and won't fit in traditional match safes.




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#45646 - 08/02/05 05:21 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
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Does anybody else use Rolaids? They market a three pack that comes with a nice little plastic flip top vial that holds an entire roll of Rolaids, or a bunch of kitchen matches. And, it does not leak. At least, not after 30 minutes in my sink.

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#45647 - 08/02/05 05:25 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
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#45648 - 08/02/05 05:27 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
duckear Offline
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Does anybody else use Rolaids? They market a three pack that comes with a nice little plastic flip top vial that holds an entire roll of Rolaids, or a bunch of kitchen matches. And, it does not leak. At least, not after 30 minutes in my sink.


Funny you should suggest that! I used one of the same containers for storing Tums in my briefcase!

I haven't noticed the Rolaids in the small tubes. I would assume next to the checkout in drug/grocery store??


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#45649 - 08/02/05 06:01 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
Todd W Offline
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REI matches are longer than regular strike anywhere matches and won't fit in traditional match safes.


Thanks for educating me. Post Removed.

How do the REI matches compare to Lifeboat other than lasting longer due to length?
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#45650 - 08/02/05 08:28 AM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
reconcowboy Offline
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I got mine right here. Never even thought about it as a match safe. Thanks for the heads up.

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#45651 - 08/02/05 01:53 PM Re: Match Safe for REI StormProof matches!!!
harrkev Offline
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Registered: 09/05/01
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Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
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REI matches are longer than regular strike anywhere matches and won't fit in traditional match safes.

The REI matches are not MUCH longer. I took a pair of scissors and trimmed the woodend end just a little to allow it to fit one of those cheap orange Coghlan's match safes. Works like a charm. I can fit about 10-12 in there.

Also, the REI matches are fattest at their heads, so there is a lot of extra space around the "handle end". And often times, a simple kitchen match would be enough. So I have the REI matches stored heads-up in the safe (which is slightly tapered), and I took some kitchen matches and trimmed them a little bit. Now, I have those stored head-down with the REI matches, and I can get about a dozen of those in there, occupying unused space.

So, now I have two striker strips, one dozen REI, and one dozen kitchen matches in one safe. Not too bad.

Oh, and I did check, and the safe is waterproof for 30 minutes completely submerged in a glass of water.
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