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#195868 - 02/14/10 06:50 PM Stike anywhere matches
marduk Offline
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Since these seem to sometimes be difficult to find; just bought Blue Diamond brand in the barbeque section of our Westlake's ACE hardware store. They had both small and large wooden strike anywhere matches in stock. FWIW.
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#195872 - 02/14/10 09:08 PM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: marduk]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: MINNESOTA
same here..Ace BBQ section,older hardware and small grocery stores are a good place look.i stocked up a few years ago,i have ten box's still in the wrap and sealed in plastic jars.

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#195875 - 02/14/10 10:16 PM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Strike anywhere matches are readily available from various outlets of my local supermarket, a division of Safeway. No problem at all. I prefer, when bundling them for the outdoors, to keep their striking surface available.
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#195887 - 02/15/10 02:25 AM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: hikermor]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: MINNESOTA
"surface available"..i don't get what you mean,i keep the ones that i take camping in small WP plastic jars with the heads down so i'm not picking them out with a wet finger by the heads.i also keep a bit of the striker off the box glued to the inside of the cap and a couple birthday candles in the jar also.

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i also tried the old trick of sealing up a box in wax,face all the heads the same direction so you won't chip them when you cut a bundle off the pack..BIG TIP--don't get the wax real hot or it will flow out of the seams of the box even if you wrap in in foil!..otherwise a fun project and no i have not tried out any of these yet.


Edited by CANOEDOGS (02/15/10 02:42 AM)

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#195888 - 02/15/10 02:27 AM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: hikermor]
leemann Offline
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I have some penley matches work well can be found at albertsons and online.

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Edited by leemann (02/15/10 02:28 AM)
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#195901 - 02/15/10 07:44 AM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS
"surface available"..i don't get what you mean,i keep the ones that i take camping in small WP plastic jars with the heads down so i'm not picking them out with a wet finger by the heads.i also keep a bit of the striker off the box glued to the inside of the cap and a couple birthday candles in the jar also.

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i also tried the old trick of sealing up a box in wax,face all the heads the same direction so you won't chip them when you cut a bundle off the pack..BIG TIP--don't get the wax real hot or it will flow out of the seams of the box even if you wrap in in foil!..otherwise a fun project and no i have not tried out any of these yet.


In the nicest fashion possible, don't do this. It is an old idea that has the signal disadvantages of:
1) Not suitable for hot climates.
2) Some varieties of match soak up the wax and become unstrikable.
3) They can become very difficult to separate at cold temperatures (wax goes hard).

A better trick is to dip the matches one at a time into nail varnish. Allow them to dry and then put them in a metal match case. This also makes them burn better.

Note* Les Stroud states in "Survive" that plastic is unsuitable because there is a small chance of static causing matches to ignite.
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#195922 - 02/15/10 08:39 PM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1828
Loc: MINNESOTA
when i did this a couple years ago i put the box outside,under a seldom used old canoe.it's out of the weather on the overturned seat.i'll wait until the snow melts back--who knows when--and fetch it out and see what i have.my real match supply is kept dry and safe in a "modern way"..

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#195923 - 02/15/10 09:02 PM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
I have looked for them locally. Cannot find them yet. My current supply? I ended up having to buy a couple of boxes of them on evil-bay.
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#195928 - 02/15/10 09:54 PM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: Mark_F]
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 86
Loc: PA
At our grocery stores, matches are sold where they sell the tobacco products. Check there.

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#196157 - 02/19/10 02:55 PM Re: Stike anywhere matches [Re: Famdoc]
Mark_F Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 714
Loc: Kentucky
All I have been able to find are strike on box matches. I know there are outrageous shipping charges on the strike anywhere matches. Apparently too costly to be shipped to our state, priced reasonably at the stores, and still make money on them.
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