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Camping Hacks: Waterproof Matches

By: FunTogether from instructables.com
Camping Hacks Waterproof Matches
Camping Hacks Waterproof Matches
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Waterproof matches will light even when they have gotten wet, which is very helpful for outside conditions. One of the best camping tricks you can learn is how to make waterproof matches yourself instead of buying them. Camping Hacks: Waterproof Matches shows you how to create DIY waterproof matches from regular wooden matchsticks. This easy tutorial cleverly uses crayons and heat to make your matches waterproof, which is perfect for camping trips. Using this life hack also provides you with an easy way to use up old or broken crayons.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft

Beginner

SeasonSummer

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Super idea. Crayon wax must have a different consistency than candle wax, perhaps because of the amount of color due to formulate the crayon, the temperature of the flame gets through it more easily as it is less of a barrier to hear but more so,to moisture? Who knows, just speculating, it is science! But this is such a handy idea, thanks so much for sharing!

This is a great idea. Broken crayons are easy to come by, and it isnt expensive to buy a box if you have to. For the cost of a cheap box of crayons and a box of wooden matches, you can have enough waterproof matches to last a very long time. I noticed the person who posted the project had mentioned that regular candle wax has to be removed prior to striking, but crayon wax doesnt. I wonder why that is. And will this result differ depending on the brand of crayon you use?

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