boated out to an island to party with some friends last night.
wanted to make a fire because it was pitch black and raining but all we had was soaked wood and four sulfur dioxide emergency flares with 20 min burn times.
it took almost an hour, all four flares, and diligent, focused effort to finally get the smaller boards and limbs to catch and create coals (and those flares burn hot, continuously).
so if you think breaking a few wooden matches in half to fit them inside an altoid tin survival kit is a fail-safe, might i suggest at least a mini bic. otherwise good fuckin luck trying to start a fire with a broken match in the rain with wet wood on a beach in an emergency while hypothermia slowly sets in.