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That works well in drier type areas, but here in the PNW matches are not really a decent option. Anyone I know that has been out a lot ends up getting hosed over by them at some point.

Here you are much better off using something like a an H60 firesteel with cotton/Vaseline in really wet weather or flint/steel in colder drier weather.

I will post some stuff later on about the H60, flint and steel fires, as well as a list of great tinders for different situations.