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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Blog Bleg

 Does anybody still make a decent match? FFS - the ones I am seeing these days locally are seriously the pits. It takes at least 5 of them to light a campfire or a cigar! I think they come from China or something. If you know where a fella can still get a decent match... please let me know in the comments.

8 comments:

  1. you can’t get them anymore. I have a few red tips left over that are stashed in my go bag. I’d sure hate to rely on these green ones if things go awry.

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  2. I would like to be able to find some myself. The strike anywhere ones i have won't strike...anywhere.

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  3. Glen, we continue to buy Diamond matches from our local grocery store. They seem to work fine.

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    1. Concur. Just keep you finger toward the end while striking, the wood will break easily.

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  4. The EPA and California have emasculated the common match down here in the states. Even the strike anywhere variety. They have no moisture resistance anymore.

    Time to get a Zippo.

    Dammit.

    They shouldn't have had to 'improve' a pretty perfect item.

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  5. Well that just sucks! Around here there are only two bulk brands and they are both awful. My kingdom for a good wooden match!

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  6. In Boy Scouts we used to dip the heads of the matches in paraffin wax to waterproof them. That might solve the water resistance problem.

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    1. I think these ones come from the factory damp, BP....

      I have a ton of bics but I do not trust them.

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