Matches can come in very handy during a survival situation. Stock up on as many as you can; they’re cheap and extremely useful in any emergency situation. From lighting candles for emergency lighting to getting fires started for cooking, matches are a survival necessity.
If you are going to stock up on matches, try to find the Strike Anywhere matches, which are a far better option than ordinary matches. Strike anywhere matches can be lit by striking them on any solid surface.
It is also a good idea to waterproof a small amount of matches with wax. Once waterproofed store them in an old Altoids tin and put them somewhere safe.