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Strike a lite.,
This review is from: BCB CN327A Container With 25 Waterproof Windproof Matches (Misc.)Purchased these as most would, a just in case item for the rucksack. On testing at home: soaked two matches in a mug of water for 3/4 of an hour. Both brown head sections remained intact on the matchsticks though both were soft after soaking. Would not strike on the container. Left on sunny windowsill to dry. The head material rehardened to similar to a dry match. Neither match would strike on the container but both did on a Cooks size striker board. Where only the dark brown head burnt, leaving the longer light brown section to smoke a bit but didn`t flare. Then lit one light brown section with a normal match which then burnt but without the flare of a new dry match ( control). Lit the second dried match with an ordinary pocket gas lighter. This too burned but again without flare. Match number four was then wetted under a running tap for a few seconds, struck immediately on the supplied container, lit and flared as the control dry match. No sufficient wind to check the windproofness at this time in an outdoor situation. Fans ect being a bit strong I think. Upshot keep your matches dry ( old 35mm film containers work well with ordinary matches ) have a spare pack in a different place and or a fire steel/ gas lighter. in short cover your back!!! It`s a lot of work doing it the tradional way! Why all the above? Find out what it can do before you HAVE to findout. Have fun.
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2011 11:45:24 BDT
D. Johnson says:
Now that's some detail for a review! Appreciate the methodical approach.
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 09:16:52 GMT
Thank you for taking the time to post your findings. Very useful.
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 10:51:41 GMT
Mr. S. Taylor says:
They are not meant to be soaked for 3/4 of an hour, ran under a tap etc. Why you think they come in waterproof container!!! They are wind & rain-proof. You know you get rain/splash proof watches but if you try swimming with them they stop working. There is a difference between rain & submerging something for 45 MINUTES!!! they are supposed to be kept bone dry & CAN be used when there is rain or wind. You could put on a warm jacket & be ok in the rain for 10 seconds but if u soak your warm jacket for 45 minutes then wear it out in rain it ain't going to work is it!?? Same as those matches! You keep them dry & you'll get a short window to use them DRY in rain or wind. Think!
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 20:27:26 BDT
Mr. A. MARTIN says:
Posted on 23 Jun 2012 16:12:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jun 2012 16:21:10 BDT
Mr. Roger W. Thompson says:
There's always one usually inexperienced never camped in the rain or ever wild camped,these are a God send when nothing else will work like I said as alast resort because THEY ARE RELIABLE.
They do what they say they do Work in wind and rain out of the box keeping them dry NOT after being soaked for 45 minutes,you wouldn't worked after being soaked for 45 minutes either.
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