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#73535 - 09/21/06 02:32 AM Re: Life Boat Matches
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2015
Loc: NE Illinois
Do consider buying a K&M matchcase specifically designed to house the REI matches. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but they are rock solid, 110% waterproof, you only need one (or two?), and they'll last several lifetimes.

http://kmmatchcase.safeshopper.com/

Note: it appears that they are out on a bit of a vacation right now, but they'll be taking orders again next week.

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#73536 - 09/21/06 04:01 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
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I would assume so, but unfortunately I have never had the chance to handle one. I would love to have a couple, but for now I am stuck with a few old GI matchsafes...
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#73537 - 09/21/06 06:26 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
MissouriExile Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 125
Loc: SW Missouri / SE Wisconsin
Thanks; I bought one of the first made. I agree that they are a great value. Perhaps a second one is needed.
I have been hoping they would design one just a bit bigger as a micro survival capsule. It would be interesting what could be fit into one. Other survival capsules are way out of my price league.

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#73538 - 09/21/06 06:33 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2015
Loc: NE Illinois
Save your pennies, or better yet, give blatant hints to you loved ones that you'd like one of those for a birthday or other holiday. Now that they have their own web site it is easier to sneek the link into the bottom of an e-mail.

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By the way, when the time comes I'd suggest you just get the longer extended version since they'll hold both the REI matches and regular matches. I've found the strike-anywhere matches I have at home (Diamond brand??) are too long to fit in their standard length match case.

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#73539 - 09/21/06 06:46 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
I have a K&M Matchcase and yes, they are worth the money. No, let me rephrase that: For what they are, they are insultingly cheap. I would have payed twice their asking price and considered it a bargain. It amazes me that people will pay top dollar ($100+) for a quality knife, and then balk at the paltry price of one of these match cases.
A 11/2-2" diameter version would be nice, but don't hold your breath.....
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#73540 - 09/21/06 07:12 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
NYC2SoCal Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 117
I see no prices or any buy links on the website.. Maybe they took it down because they are on vacation?

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#73541 - 09/21/06 09:16 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
7k7k99 Offline
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Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
I didn't think Diamond Brand Strike-anywhere matches were available anymore -- they are all strike on box in our area

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#73542 - 09/21/06 10:19 PM Re: Life Boat Matches
NYC2SoCal Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 117
I still see the diamond strike anywhere matches.. I find them in hardware stores by the BBQ stuff.. Yes, they are strike anywheres with the little white tips.

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#73543 - 09/22/06 12:33 AM Re: Life Boat Matches
7k7k99 Offline
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Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
haven't been able to find strike anywhere's here in ohio

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#73544 - 09/22/06 01:58 AM Re: Life Boat Matches
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
I agree, a 1.5" dia version would be sweet.
Pill bottles work well for me as a long match safe, if a bit fragile. Glue a striker to the bottle bottom or top, or both.
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