Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Incredible EDC Matches - UCO Stormproof Matches

A staple EDC (everyday carry) item for those who are really preparedness-minded is a firemaking tool. Now this is often a lighter, or a fire steel. All too often, however, do we forget the device that is most commonly used to start fire around the world, the common match.

Modern matches have been around for around 200 years but they are still as popular as ever. This is because of their simple and reliable function, and most of all, their cost.

Well, the modern match has had the design tweaked a bit with the Strike Anywhere Match, that I'm sure many of you have seen. Another great design is the Stormproof Match, which is what I wanted to introduce to all of you today.

The Stormproof Match has the match-head
chemical extending halfway down the match body.
This match has the chemical found on a match head, the one that causes a match to ignite, extending about halfway down the match body. This enables the match to burn in high wind, rain, or even underwater. I know that sounds too good to be true, but you can see this in the video below.

These matches are great for EDC, since we often need matches outside, and common matches very often blow out in even a light wind. These Stormproof Matches keep on burning no matter what.

Like all matches, they are also very affordable. You can purchase them in a 10-Pack, 25-Pack, 50-Pack, in a Small Waterproof Case or Larger Waterproof Case. Basically, there are many ways to carry them. Personally, I would carry a 10-Pack of these matches in a jacket pocket. Heck throw one in each of your jackets so that no matter what, if it's cold and you go outside, you'll have a way to start a fire.

Do any of you have any experiences with these UCO Stormproof Matches? If so, let us know in the comments below.


  1. In addition to a lighter, you should definitely backpack some waterproof matches. I can tell from your review that the UCO Stormproof Matches are quite resourceful. I will consider buying them for my next camping expedition. Also, you can check out alternative options here: http://wildernessmastery.com/survival/best-waterproof-matches.html