Ok, I've been beaten to the punch in defense of the blast match. I suggested it because I've been playing with the sparklight from my Doug Ritter PSK. Good idea, but it's a little fiddly to use under stress. And yes, I know its practice makes perfect territory. Also with regards to the chemical sticks, have you considered the Extreme Krill stick? I've just brought one, and thus far I am favorably impressed.
I don't do dumb & helpless.