Creating Water Proof Matches…
How about making your own waterproof matches.
- Pour 2 to 3 large tablespoons of Turpentine into a small (Tumbler sized) glass.
- Place the matches, (Head down) into the Turpentine and allow the matches to soak for 5 minutes.
- Remove the matches and spread them out to dry out on a sheet of newspaper. Generally, 20 minutes for excess turpentine to be evaporated is recommended. Matches treated in this way remain waterproof for several months or longer.