I was looking for some good windproof matches - not for any specific use, but just because I considered they may come in useful in some environments.

Has anyone any experience with any particular ones? A lot of the ones I've searched for (such as these) don't seem to have many good reviews.


I use these from REI. I can attest that they work in both wind and rain, though needless to say you do need dry fuel. Nothing will start sodden wood ;)

  • You beat me to it! These are great matches.
    – J. Musser
    May 10 '12 at 1:07

Doug Ritter has what appears to be a pretty good summary of matches on his site: Equipped.org

Also, here is a video review of a "stormproof" match kit from REI from someone who knows what he's doing (not me):


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