where to get Strike anywhere matches

their are tons of instructables with strike any where matches, but i dont have any!!! and i cant find a store that sells them! iv tried a hobby store which mostly sells boyscout/ camping stuff they have water proof matches but not strike any were matches iv tried sporting good stores with a second level devoted to camping fishing and hunting but they still dont sell strike any where matches.
so-dose any one know where to get strike any where matches in the US

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jm47383 years ago

Hello, all. I would like to be able to buy matches that actually do strike anywhere, but as of yet, have had no luck in locating any. I have easy access to the Diamond Brand 'Strike Anywhere' matches, and I own many boxes of them. Testing of several matches from each box indicates they are mostly useless as they normally fail to strike on any surface, even on the striking surface provided on the box. I am old enough to remember the real 'Strike Anywhere' match. You could strike them on taught denim material (Jeans), with your fingernail, or on a zipper.
The Diamond brand of 'Strike Anywhere' usually won't, even when tried on the box! If Diamond Brand 'Strike Anywhere' matches are all you have during an emergency I suggest you learn how to make fire from rubbing two sticks together,,, and not the Diamond brand sticks. It should be illegal for Diamond to market a product that will not perform to their own advertised claims.

rtucker34 years ago
Hope the pic is right!
FIRE_BUG229 years ago
can you get um in australia
Even if you can't here is a cool instructional to making your own using safety (put simply the regular) matches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ4Tkfmzb6A

save your money, spend your time :)
This one is still up... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi5vq-YVqrs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYi5vq-YVqrs
"...This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on depiction of harmful activities. Sorry about that."

Bummer, that seemed like a sort of interesting project.
msteez4 years ago
Amazon. Just got a box of the Penley brand for $4.95 with free shipping.
Bimart sells both diamond and penly brands. I highly recommend the Penley matches. they are within an inch of foolproof. which reminds me, I need to head over there tonight to replenish my own supply. here's a web page with search results for "matches":
foobaz utne6 years ago
Interesting thread. I was hoping to find an alternative to the horrible Diamond red tips. The only possibly better alternative I found is PENLEY brand made in Chile. Sold on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/PENLEY-STRIKE-ANYWHERE-MATCHES-WATERPROOF-/180686968333?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a11c8560d . There is some interesting information there about Diamond brand, especially the newer green tips--don't buy them--and how Penley brand is superior. For now anyway. They may be dumbed down shortly by the manufacturer who bought them out. This guy has the good ones for sale. I have not bought them yet but I think I will try them. They cost more than Diamonds but may be worth it.
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