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  • Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

    Can't find them anywhere around here, just wondering if the EPA, ATF or DEA might have banned them?
    "some people never let their given word interfere if something they want comes along"
    The real problem with the world are laws preventing culling.

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    Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

    You can't get the good white tipped ones anymore. There is a a crappy replacement version that has a blue or green tip. Calling them "strike anywhere" is stretching the truth past the breaking point. I don't know if it was a ban or if the manufacturers voluntarily changed them.

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    • #3
      Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

      I think they were banned some years ago. Still available at some of the "survival" places on the web.

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      • #4
        Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

        Here you go.

        http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_585jwphwo9_e

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        • #5
          Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

          I don't know that they were "banned" as such, but I do think they quit making them because of liability issues. I've known a couple of folks who had some stuffed in a pocket and managed to light them off.

          That was 30 or 40 years back, but if it happened now, somebody would be thinking they won the Lawsuit Lottery, I 'spect.

          Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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          • #6
            Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

            Originally posted by Noland View Post
            You can't get the good white tipped ones anymore. There is a a crappy replacement version that has a blue or green tip. Calling them "strike anywhere" is stretching the truth past the breaking point. I don't know if it was a ban or if the manufacturers voluntarily changed them.
            Well while they aren't exactly the same thing and this is mostly just my opinion but FWIW for the last forty years or so there's a wood match called LIFEBOAT MATCHES or Windproof/Waterproof Matches. The first time I saw these for sale I was at the original REI (REI.com) store in Seattle WA. Push forward 30 years or so and I think they are sold by Stan-Sport Camping Gear. They're lacquered to waterproof them. The match is about 2" to 2 1/2" long and half of the match is actual match. When lit they flare up like normal match only they flare continuously for 3 or 4 seconds. They are quite handy in high wind situations. Compared to Strike Anywhere or Safety wood matches these are IMHO the next best thing to a 15 minute road flare. These Lifeboat type matches used to come in sturdy boxes for durability. They are Safety Matches. They are quite expensive coming at 15 to 25 matches per box. All the same they are handy to have in a Survival Kit or BOB. Just my .02 worth.
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            • #7
              Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

              Does anyone actually use wooden matches anymore when they have butain matches?
              Peter 5:8
              "Be sober, be vigilant; Because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour."

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              • #8
                Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                Originally posted by Black Pete View Post
                Does anyone actually use wooden matches anymore when they have butain matches?
                I don't know what I'd do with any of them. I've probably got at least 250 of those disposable butane lighters in a box at home, and the pile keeps growing. They give me one every time I buy a carton of smokes, and I don't use them. I've got a Zippo.

                I've got a half-dozen of those butane ones in every BOB, Range bag, vehicle, and whatnot that I own, and they seem to hold up pretty good. I dug some out of the old Ranger when I sold it this summer that I know had been in there since at least 2001 or 2002, and they still worked.

                I have got a box of those big wooden kitchen matches on a shelf in the kitchen, but I'm not sure they even would work any more, because I'm sure that they are at least 25 years old.
                Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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                • #9
                  Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                  For a serious situation, I wouldn't give two cents for anything butane. Try butane whens its about 15 degrees, damp with wind blowing.
                  "some people never let their given word interfere if something they want comes along"
                  The real problem with the world are laws preventing culling.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                    I have some that are a LEAST 20 years old, and they still work. Could they be like today's ammo........and sell them for.........I would need $5 a matchstick.............

                    Fair enough??????
                    And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                      Publix grocery has them. I keep a dozen or so boxes on hand.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                        The real strike anywhere matches were banned in the 80s "save the kids"... sound familiar?
                        I still have a couple boxes around and they are the best.
                        Today's strike anywhere suck.
                        For starting a fire good matches beat a lighter any day.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                          Originally posted by paintballmagnet View Post
                          For a serious situation, I wouldn't give two cents for anything butane. Try butane whens its about 15 degrees, damp with wind blowing.
                          That's what the Zippo is for, actually. In really bad weather, you put gasoline in them, and it works, first time, every time.

                          OTOH, I've run butane lighters at -30F and better. (I think they were called "Cricket" lighters back then, but whatever....) You keep them in your shirt pocket under your vest and coat and whatnot, and they stay warm and work just fine.
                          Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                            They are called lifeboat matches and eveybody makes them these days.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcVVi98He_w

                            skip to 7:15
                            Also, there is a company that makes strike anywhere matches. They are called Diamond. These are the guys that bought out Ohio blue tip.


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                            Last edited by BISHOP; January 7th, 2013, 22:19.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Strike anywhere kitchen matches, banned?

                              I remember my mom dropping a box of the strike anywhere matches while setting them on the grocery store counter back in the late fifties, POOF, the box just went up in a big cloud of flames and smoke when they hit the floor. Nobody thought much about it, the checkout girl just yelled for the stock boy to bring a mop and another box.
                              Mike

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