How to Light a Match With Just a Rubber Band (And a Little Practice)

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You don't need a matchbox to get lit. 

With one lowly office supply and some amateur archery skills you can light a match. 

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Tie a rubber band around the matches, pull the match back and fire for fire. 

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In one instance, the match stays nestled in its rubber trap — but in others it appears to fling free.

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The question remains as to whether the other match is also lit across the room — so maybe don't try this in a dry desert or at a gas station

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Or maybe just invest in a lighter. 

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