Lighting a match in the wind can be tricky.
Check out this vintage and useful idea for lighting a wooden match that provides extra burn time and protects the flame. I just love these old cigarette card tips. There are truly timeless.
Here is my wooden match that I cut. Just an additional tip, make your cuts very slight as I broke one match cutting too deep.
Conclusion: Making the cuts into a wooden match does prolong the burn and protect the flame. Handy tip and one that I will use in the future when out in the wind too.