Yeah, lets get real for a minute.
Regardless of what type of camping you do, you need a dry
cooking area. A heavy rope to use as a guy line under a tarp,
with the tarp tied down at the corners, to keep the table or cooking area
dry is an absolute must.
If you have a dry place to sit and eat, you can do without a lot of
Matches-get a box of regular paper matches, and spread them around like
fertilizer, pockets, pack, car, tinder, tent- even in the worst
rain some will stay dry. Keep a mag-block, butane lighter, and
candles, white birch bark, and an extra bundle of first aid alcohol
prep packs for fire starters. An axe is a waste of time and weight.
But you can split wood to the dry center with a maul.