Picture of Improved Matchbox Design
This slim line match box design is good for pocket size survivable kits

Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need
Every thing you need you should able to find around the house.

1) Match box
2) Scissors
3) Glue
4) Stapler (optional)
droo19663 years ago
If the matches rub together in your pocket they will light. Coat them with wax first, this will stopthe movement and also waterproof them at the same time.
Safety matches will not rub together and start burning. There is no phosphorus in their heads. The phosphorus is put on the striker portion on the package.

Yeah, he's thinking of "strike anywhere" matches. Those can ignite from friction on anything, but these matches need the red phosphorus on the striker.

If you're worried about them rubbing, alternate the matches head orientation to the heads don't rub together. This would only be necessary with strike anywhere matches though, if at all. Adding wax to the matches would make them survival style weatherproof ones, which is another thing, but useful.

Also, I think the name should be changed to "Slim Line Matchbox" for clarity. Good idea though.

droo19663 years ago
As I live in Australia I can tell you that matchbooks are easy to get. JUst go to a motel.
rownhunt6 years ago
Sweet man its thin so i can carry it in my pocket easy!
Kaiven6 years ago
sweet, though I do prefer boxerz.
munchman6 years ago
This is great. As you said there are no matchbooks in Australia (that I could find) so this would be perfect for taking on camping trips, etc.
UltraMagnus7 years ago
congrats on reinventing the matchbook! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matchbook
Awesomenessguy (author)  UltraMagnus7 years ago
i couldn't find any matchbooks in Australia so i had a go at making 1
you are not the only one, they seem almost completely bloody impossible to find in the UK too, which is a damn shame, given all the cool magic tricks they can be used for.
stuffmaker7 years ago
nice one! i made something similar years ago that was only as wide as 1 striker panel, and held 5 matches in a plastic backing, but i like this more. i like it
Awesomenessguy (author)  stuffmaker7 years ago
in tech at high school i make plastic backings for match striker panels
Awesomenessguy (author) 7 years ago
thanks :) (this was my first instructable)
Babyshoes7 years ago
Simple but effective!