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February 8, 2018

To Build A Fire: Part -1 Coghlan’s Waterproof Matches

Since my childhood, the story To Build a Fire by Jack London, has stuck with me.  And to that end, I have decided to try build some fires using some different methods and means.  To create a control, each time I’ll start the process with a 12″ 2×4 split apart and a 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper.

Today I have a go with the Coghlan’s Waterproof Matches.  I’ll be honest, I really didn’t think they would hold up to the water.  Color me impressed…

While the first couple matches pretty much smeared onto the abrasive side, I flipped it over and they lit.