Introduction: Wind Proof Survival Matches

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Here's a hack I came up with that will allow you to make windproof survival matches with a few cheap items.

Here's what you'll need -

  • Regular or strike anywhere matches
  • Some cotton sewing thread
  • Sparklers
  • Glue of choice (I used hot glue)

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The easiest way to follow along and understand this Instructable, is to watch the video above or on my channel by clicking this link -

Step 2:

Start by cutting off a piece of the sparkler just a bit longer than a match stick.

Step 3:

Position 2 matches on the sparkler like this and add a drop of glue on the end to hold everything in place.

Step 4:

Bundle up the matches and the sparkler using the cotton thread. And you're done!

Step 5:

Once you strike the matches, the barium nitrate in the sparkler ignites and burns the match sticks even when you try blowing out the flame.

This isn't meant to replace traditional fire starting methods but, it's still pretty cool to know that you can do this yourself in just a few minutes.

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Watch the video to see how this works!

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