The easiest way to independently protect ordinary matches from moisture is to waterproof their heads, drip candles on them with molten paraffin.
Protection of matches in a survival kit against moisture, containers and cases for storing matches.
More complicated way. Pieces of paraffin are placed in a small jar, and then put it in a pot of boiling water. When the paraffin melts and becomes liquid, use tweezers to dip each match individually into it, immersing them completely, and then drying them. Before using such a match, paraffin must be removed from its head. Matches coated with paraffin have a longer burning time and give a stronger flame.
No matter what the matches are waterproof, excessive exposure to water is still harmful to them. A short stay in dampness is one thing, and a long time in the rain is another. Ultimately, water is still absorbed into them, for example, through an accidentally damaged coating at the end. Therefore, even moisture-proof matches with a grater are always recommended to be stored in some kind of airtight container. Which not only keeps the matches dry, but also protects them from breakage, abrasion and wear. survival kit
survival kit. Before using such a container, make sure the rubber O-ring on the threads and the gaskets in the base of the container lid are secure..
Finally, a container for matches and a grater can serve as some object from your equipment or its element. For example, the internal cavity of the handle of a knife, but this is not the best of all possible options. As an additional tab, yes, as the main one, no. In an extreme situation, it will be at least stupid and insulting to lose TWO items, a knife and matches at once. From the presence of which it will be possible to depend not only on your life and health, but also on your loved ones.
tinder. Chemically, the components contained in match heads are destroyed over time and matches age losing their properties, even if they are stored in airtight containers. Old matches are much more difficult to ignite, if at all possible, so it is advisable to replace matches in the survival kit with new ones at least once a year.