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Box of Matches

A Box of Matches is a common item used to create and light fireplaces. They are an essential item if you wish to survive for any period of time outside of populated areas because matches, along with a Hatchet and a Hunting Knife, will allow you to kill and eat animals to survive instead of looting cans of food. They are found in residential areas and supermarkets.

By MipitTheTroll on 2012/07/19 at 8:28am

Used to start fires, and strangely enough, used to set up a fireplace.

By Nate on 2013/02/10 at 4:53am

Fireplaces last 10m 15s from the time that they are lit, and they burn out.

Edited by Nate on 2013/02/10
By Leto on 2012/11/18 at 1:47am

It's kinda ridiculous how rare matches are compared to other items like chemlights, road flares and Marakov magazines. It's always the last tool I need to cook meat.

By Tmx on 2012/07/31 at 10:14am

A very useful thing. Helps to make fireplaces but to light fires you obviously need wood and to get wood you need a Hatchet. The weird thing about fireplaces is that you need to store wood inside it like in a backpack. So you can or at least you could use it as a small storage place for items yet I don't know if it works with weapons. BUT remember to remove all of the items from there before you light the fireplace because everything will be destroyed.

By Complex on 2012/07/30 at 7:33pm

Good for getting ZedHeads attention from a distance to draw them out of a town.

By vrosen on 2012/07/23 at 9:10pm

You need a "Pile of Wood" to set up and fireplace. You can get wood by going into a thick forest with an hatchet and right click it (in your toolbelt) and choose "Harvest Wood"


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