Shelter, fire and water are the three essentials you must secure to be able to survive a survival situation.
Of the three, being able to build a fire is the one skill that you can anticipate, no matter your circumstances if you prepare for the potential need for fire in advance.
One way of meeting this critical need is to waterproof matches and then include them in your survival kit, bug-out bag and on your person. Because they are so small and unobtrusive, you can store matches easily just about anywhere.
While matches will not likely be your primary way to start a fire, in a survival situation, they make a vital backup fire starter if your other methods get wet.
Waterproofing your matches, while essential, is easy to accomplish with a simple household candle.
On the next page, we'll show you how to make these: Spoiler Alert: IT'S EASY!