March 30, 2012
Survival Gear Test: UCO Stormproof Match Kit Proves to Be Rugged and Affordable - 1
by Tim MacWelch
At last, someone has made a rugged piece of survival gear with value that greatly exceeds the price tag. And this item isn’t just another low priority widget or useless gizmo. This is a piece of gear that supports a vital part of survival: fire building.
The UCO Stormproof Match Kit is a tough, waterproof match safe that is a steal at $6. The bright yellow case includes 25 stormproof matches and 3 striker strips.
•Windproof and waterproof matches are easy to light; the matches will light after being submerged in water; and the soft rubber “O” ring keeps the water out of the match safe in the first place.
•Long match sticks keep you from burning your fingertips and give you up to 15 seconds of burn time.
•The case features an integrated striker on the outside for easy lighting of the matches.
This thing is durable, easy to use and super lightweight at just 1.7 ounces full of matches. The only things that the competition has on it are built-in compasses and ferrocerium rods.