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Exotac Matchcap Waterproof Firestarter

One of these landed at the weekend.

It’s a Exotac Matchcap Waterproof Firestarter in Blaze Orange. Essentially it’s a waterproof storage case for carrying up to 20 kitchen matches or 16 NATO matches.


Length 84mm
External Diameter 23mm
Weight 26g

It’s made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminium, is anodised and laser etched.

The Matchcap is designed to be waterproof to 5m and has two match striker plates (one on the base and the one shown in the image). The striker plates will work with both normal and safety matches.

Once loaded up this will be finding its way into either my PFD or my “When it all goes wrong” kit.

A XL version is also available and as the name suggests will hold more matches.

1 Comment

  1. admin

    Used in anger a few times since purchase. Striker patches are wearing well. Currently using NATO Survival matches. NATO Number – 9920-99-966-9432

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