Strike Anywhere Storm Matches

where can i buy some strike anywhere storm matches? how much do they cost?

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Shadowmang9 years ago
na he's talking about these. you can get them at any camping store like REI or something.
Those are funny looking matches.
all of the brown stuff is the like jet match lol
LOL! Yeah.
rjogden9 years ago
We can get the "Strike Anywhere" matches in grocery stores here in Florida. An old boy scout trick was to take the matches and dip the top 1/3-1/2 in melted paraffin to make them waterproof. (They also burn better and make better ignitors)
to make it more water resistant, you would need to dip the whole head into the paraffin, you just have to remove a little bit of it at the tip to strike it without leaving a wax streak on whatever you are striking it on :-)
Since they can be struck anywhere (concrete blocks, rough rocks, sidewalks), even that's not much of an issue. Of course, if you're using your pants zipper (an old trick even when I was young, circa 1960) you might want to scrape some off first ;o)
. Candle wax makes a good lubricant for zippers (a little goes a long ways). Used that trick several times.
Well, go ahead then...hope you don't light your pants on fire. Those match heads have been known to break off or fragment during ignition...
More of a problem if you're lighting it on your teeth, I can't imagine burning phosphorus behind your lip being very pleasant.
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