How-To: Strike Anywhere Matches

Norwegian maker benny8025 shows us how to make strike anywhere matches by scraping the phosphorus off of a match box strike zone and affixing the powder to the match heads. The second half of the video tours us through many varied objects on which to strike your new matches. There’s also an Instructable to go with the video. After you make your matches strike-anywhere, go ahead and dip them in wax to make a water-resistant pack of survival matches.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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