The MATCHCAP can carry all sizes of matches from the standard kitchen strike-on-the-box to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length matches sold by REI. With the dual-striker design you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of two. An O-ring keeps both the matches and the red phosphorus (strike-on-the-box) striker dry. All of these features keep you focused on the task at hand and not how you're going to start the next fire.
Patent pending waterproof, safe and redundant match striker design
Works with both safety and strike anywhere matches
Holds matches up to 72mm in length
Square threaded cap for maximum durability
Unique lanyard attachment allows for two 550 paracord loops
Waterproof to depths >5 meters
Lightweight aircraft grade 6061 aluminum construction Anodized and laser engraved for durability
Unique knurl for grip and use with strike anywhere matches
Extra match strikers
External Diameter: 23mm
Internal Diameter: 15mm throat tapers to 20mm at base
REI Stormproof Matches: 12
NATO / Lifeboat Matches: 16
Kitchen Matches: 20
Do not overfill the MATCHCAP. Leave approximately ¼ of the volume empty. When using the phosphorus striker on the top of the MATCHCAP it is advisable to strike from the top (opening) towards the O-ring. This will prevent any stray sparks from entering the inside of the MATCHCAP.
We've been testing this for a couple weeks now and it's great! We filled it with matches and wetfire tinder. Then let it soak in a water filled cup for a week and no leaks. Then we ran it through a dishwasher three times and no leaks.
I also ran it over with my 7000 pound Ford Excursion. We drove over it twice. All it did was scuff it up a little bit. Other than that, it's as good as new!
After this, I put it in my hot tub for three weeks, it did not leak!
I finally broke it! I dropped a cinder block on it 4 times. The first time it dented it, but while I would not be able to unscrew it as it was no longer perfectly round, it still maintained it's integrity and was not broken. As I dropped the block on it 3 more times to try to re-round it so I could open it, it finally cracked on the end on the 4th drop from about 5 feet onto a paved parking lot.
JHL Supply / CampingSurvival.com
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