I was planning to wax-coat some matches this weekend because I notice that some in my survival kits are loosing their coating due to drying out and wear. I looked all over yesterday and could not find the "strike anywhere" matches. I used to use the blue-tipped kind. Do they still make "strike anywhere" matches?
Anyway, what I am really wondering is what kind of wax you use? And, how long do your coated matches last before you need to replace them? While you are at it, why don't you post your procedure.
I've only done this a few times, both were when I was coating the ends of firewood that I was going to turn on the lathe later. (I coat the ends with parrafin(sp) wax to keep the wood from rapidly loosing its moisture and cracking.) At that time, I simply dipped some matches. How do you do it? I'm sure there are lots out there that don't know how and my method is definetly not the prefered way of doing it!