Got a match?

posted Oct 22, 2010, 7:41 PM by Paul Wagner
We've been hiking, packpacking, barbecuing and camping for the last fifty years, and we've always used matches to light our fires and our stoves.  Cigarette lighters were for smokers, and we've never smoked.  It never even occured to us to buy a lighter.   We bought matches, kept them dry, and sometimes strugglesd to light them in damp or windy conditions.  But that was all part of the adventure.
And then, one day, P suggested that we just buy a couple of cheap BIC lighters at the store---because we were having trouble finding matches. 
Simple, effective, and much more efficient.  No wonder smokers use them!  Now, so do we!