After reading the other comments, I just had to laugh! It's a small container to keep matches dry- It keeps matches dry! You do not need some special high tech matches for this container. You do not need to carry around an empty match box to light your matches. Matches will light on other items BESIDES the magic lighting strip on the box! **LOOK** This container has rough sides...therefore a match will strike right on the side!!! If you couldn't figure that out, you shouldn't be in the woods.
ZOMBIE OUTBREAK RESPONSE TEAM at Campmor on 10/10/2013
Not only for matches
Slip a piece of foam into the bottom and it is a perfect waterproof AA battery holder. Have used it for medications too. Nalgene 1 oz brown lightproof bottles are better though hard to find. Presently I use mine for keeping my tinder dry. Mine still says "made in Hong Kong" and is decades old.
I haven't actually taken this case out with me yet, but as soon as I opened it, I realized I had a problem. Once I store a few matches in this little, easy-to-carry case and separate the matches from the original box, how do I light the matches? I admit it's my fault for missing this critical point, but you'd think the case designers would have thought of this. I tried striking my matches against the case surface, but that did nothing. Now I have to go search for strike-anywhere matches, which isn't as easy as I thought it would be.