A Technology Fail

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I thought I would give a shot at waterproofing some “Strike-Anywhere” type matches…. FAIL!

It’s a rainy, grey day up here and it seemed like a good idea for a project. I won’t bore you with the details, but neither of the two methods I tried worked. I gave them four hours in a bowl of water figuring that any dunking they would get ordinarily would be a lot less than that, and both the phosphorus and the red tips smeared right off.

Back to the drawing board… Or just go FIA, and use the old StormKings or a BIC lighter. They are proven to work.


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