I'm thinking of storing away some matches for future use. But I've noticed that I keep having a problem with matches that after a while (2 years or so.. I don't go through matches that fast) they stop lighting. When struck the tip usually burns off, but doesn't create a flame. I was thinking I should put my everyday house hold matches in a jar instead of just inside the cardboard box they come in, to maybe extend their life, but then got to thinking maybe there is a better way to store them for longer. Any thoughts?