I haven't seen any for a while around here.
I bought some survival matches at a gun show recently. They were covered with some sort of a shellac to waterproof them. I was very disappointed when I discovered that even they required a striker to ignite. What the hell good are waterproof matches if the striker material gets wet?
We have plenty here. Just about every food store carries them (and they have the big white tips).
However, I prefer the magnesium block with the striker bar for starting a fire. Just use a kinfe (or other sharp object) to scrap shavings off the block then hit the stiker bar with ferious metal and you have fire. Easy to do, won't go off in your pocket, and for what it does, very inexpensive.
Of course with the above, you can't do the cool flick the end of the match with your thumb nail trick.
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[quote=Toten Kopf;528082]We have plenty here. Just about every food store carries them (and they have the big white tips).
However, I prefer the magnesium block with the striker bar for starting a fire. ...quote]
Yeah I like those too. I like to have at least a few different ways to start a fire in my kit. The magnesium block, some charcloth, waterproof matches, and a bic. Even had a small magnifying glass in there. All that fits in a tin that I got a wallet in for Christmas.
Hopefully out of that I should be able to get a flame.
The one thing that I still want to try is one of those fire pistons.
What movie was it where the tough guy (Bruce Willis?) lit one by scratching it on his beard?
I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."
Our local grocery store has lots of them, right next to the BBQ stuff.
I know nothing...........nothing !
All you need is any ordinary match. Just strike it on a window pane or windshield and you gots FIRE!