Matches are a great and simple way to start a fire in a survival situation as long as they are waterproof. If your matches get wet they will never ignite. I only have a few problems with matches. Matches burn out fast, they can easily be blown out by the wind, and they are not typically waterproof. I would always recommend carrying a small pack of matches in your pocket at all times, in the event you need them. Also, having matches in your car, at home, and in your office is ideal. If the power goes out you have light. If you have no way to cook your food, a match can get your fire going to cook up your meal. so, It is good Idea to have super Waterproof matches that will burn out for long time and they can not easily be blown out by the wind. So lets do it together.