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Old 03-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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I buy "strike anywheres" at Safeway. Maybe it's a regional thing.

If anyone wants to strike 'em on shoesoles like oldtimers did, though, good luck finding a pair of shoes with leather soles!

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:13 PM   #16
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We were playing Lawn Darts and my wife pitched one up and my mother-in-law just stood there watching it arc downwards and it went right into her inner thigh and stuck deep. Dang. We threw them away. She was only in her 50s at the time but she was like a deer in the headlights on that missile. Wonder why I am alive sometimes.
Hope your match question was answered but nice to remissness. Like the Judd's "Mamma tell me about the good ole days"
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I made an observation that it is an actual "miracle" any kid lives past ten years old.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:00 AM   #18
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The diamond strike anywhere matches don't work. They do work on the box better than the safety ones.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:26 AM   #19
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Well, I just checked and I have 5 new boxes of Diamond Strike Anywhere matches. And I have 2 boxes which are currently open.

I took matches out of both the new white tip and new blue tip boxes and several matches from the currently open boxes.

They all worked fine for me. I struck them on bricks, metal and a pair of levi's. I thought the blue ones worked better, which surprised me because I didn't even realize I had any blue tipped matches.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:42 AM   #20
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Well, I just checked and I have 5 new boxes of Diamond Strike Anywhere matches. And I have 2 boxes which are currently open.

I took matches out of both the new white tip and new blue tip boxes and several matches from the currently open boxes.

They all worked fine for me. I struck them on bricks, metal and a pair of levi's. I thought the blue ones worked better, which surprised me because I didn't even realize I had any blue tipped matches.
Hmm, maybe I have to try another box. I'll see if I can find the blue ones. Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:05 AM   #21
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Hi: All... Don't throw away the wooden match sticks either!!! They make great wood fillers for loose screw holes in plywood. I used them on our Boler table to repair the wobbly attachment to the rear wall. WARNING Make sure you don't leave any unstruck heads on them!!!
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Back in the '60s we used to have match wars with stick matches and guns made from spools of thread and rubber bands. We also used to wear our sweatshirts fuzzy side out until one of the guys took a direct hit in the middle of his chest and turned into a fireball. Lost his eyebrows and half the hair on his head before we put him out. It's a wonder any of us survived childhood!
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Today we'd all be on a "watch" list as budding young terrorists!!
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Today we'd all be on a "watch" list as budding young terrorists!!
We used to, starting in about 8th grade, bring our shotguns and .22s to school so we could go hunting as soon as the last bell rang (kept them in our lockers no less). Funny how not one of us turned out to be a mass murderer or terrorist. Think maybe it's because our parents taught us respect and that we had to be responsible for our own actions??
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You pretty well hit the nail on the head. Where I went to HS we had a rifle/pistol range in the basement and we had a rifle club to boot.
Unfortunately I don't think the current parenting delimna will go away and seems to be getting progressively worse. Since this is a FG forum I will stop here as that issue could go on for years with active discussions.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #26
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Does anybody know where to get real strike anywhere matches?

I've tried the new diamond ones...they don't strike anywhere.

I found an old box of US made ones in my camper, I got excited...they must have been damp, they just smolder, and don't light anywhere.

I want matches you can light on you pants, your zipper, fingernail, teeth, etc.
We used to make our own waterproof by dipping wooden matches in candle wax. These days I just keep a selection of butane lighters !
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Strike anywhere matches

I purchase the strike anywhere matches at our local Ace Hardware store. I have a friend that purchased a case on the internet through Ace Hardware. Marg in NW California
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I just remember waaay back when I was in high school, you could tell all the boy smokers (and they were male) because they walked around with white stripes on their bottoms from striking matches. Looked like a bunch of lopsided zebras
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