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Old 03-25-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Strike anywhere matches

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.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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Amazon.com: Diamond Strike Anywhere 250 Count Large Kitchen Matches: Sports & Outdoors

These don't work? World is full of disappointment ain't it. We used to do the one hand thing with book matches back before the strike moved to the back of the book. So one day the whole book went whoosh and surprised me. Nothing soggy about that mixture.

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:22 AM   #3
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If you figure that out, maybe you can ask why the "waterproof" matches come in a box that collapses into a soggy mass if it gets wet, so there is no strike strip.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:44 AM   #4
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Nope, those don't work. I hear you, Glenn.

I want the old matches, where if you had a handful in your pocket and sneezed, you turned yourself into a small IED.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:20 AM   #5
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Ohio Blue Tip. I think they are gone. All I can find are the Diamond Green light strike on the box. At least they are made here. I believe the strike anywhere are considered hazardous and carry an increased shipping charge which may be why no one carries them?? Raz
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:15 AM   #6
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I've got a few boxes made by Penley that say "strike anywhere". I just tried one on a zipper and it lit, didn't try on my teeth. I found them a couple years ago in a little store outside a campground in the Finger Lakes area of NY. Bought 4 boxes.
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I Googled and found them several places. Here is one for example and they were on ebay too. Maybe I need to get some. Back in the 50s we would break the heads off and wrap them in aluminum foil and try to make rockets. That was when you could buy cherry bombs and the parents werent worried you would blow you fingers off or kill the neighbors cow with your BB gun

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #8
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......... Back in the 50s we would break the heads off and wrap them in aluminum foil and try to make rockets. .........
I used to shoot them out of a BB or pellet gun. They would light when they glanced off a rough surface. You could also pack the heads into a hollow lead pellet and they would explode on impact.
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Used CO2 cartridges filled with match heads make great rockets, and only blow up every once in awhile. Don't ask how I know...
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #11
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We used to convert wooden clothespins as makeshift pistols to shoot the matches.
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Perhaps the childhood memories may explain why they are hard to find.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #13
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REI had a couple different kinds in plastic cases:

matches at REI - FREE SHIPPING With $50 minimum purchase.
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Perhaps the childhood memories may explain why they are hard to find.
Yea, and what about lawn darts? As a kid, I couldn't believe they let us play with them. We would throw them up in the air as high as we could and dodge them as they came down. How did we survive?

I blew up my share of plastic models with the heads of ordinary match book matches. We would cut them out of the books, and stuff a model full of them. What fun!
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