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    Default Is it hard to find strike anywhere matches or is it just me?

    I just wanted to make some waterproof matches for my kit and to use for camping, so I figured I'd get some when I went to the grocery/dollar store. I had to hit 4 stores before I found some of the little boxes, I wanted the big ones, none of the dollar stores had em. I didnt check wallyworld.

    Got me wondering if they are classified as dangerous now or something? Seems like they were everywhere when I was a kid.

    Anyway, time to break out the parraffin and have waterproofing class with the kids.

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    I went looking for these exact things a year ago and discovered the same thing.
    Apparently, you can find them(ohio blue tip) online but are expensive because manufacturers have been getting away from this "strike anywhere".
    Kids can cram them into tennis balls, then throw it and "kaboom"....
    lots of mischief with these matches apparently???

    too bad because they are REALLY handy, but if you have lighters...why worry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by upgrayedd View Post
    Kids can cram them into tennis balls, then throw it and "kaboom"....
    lots of mischief with these matches apparently???

    too bad because they are REALLY handy, but if you have lighters...why worry?
    hmm I never thought of that, now I really want some!

    me worry pssh nah...

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    I've had no problem finding the larger boxes here in Virginia at the grocery store, upgrayedd. Shopper's and Safeway both had them.
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    You can take the white tip off a strike anywhere match and to rearm a spent primer.It is just a tool that can be used for good or evil.
    Reusing primers | The Firearm Blog
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    they also use them as an ingredient in meth so they are regulated in tn. you have to sign for them same with enphedrine ,bunch of damn meth heads ruining it for everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom6zoom View Post
    I've had no problem finding the larger boxes here in Virginia at the grocery store, upgrayedd. Shopper's and Safeway both had them.
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    Strange, because I went on a crusade last year. Wal mart, food lion,. bloom, shoppers, target, Giant food...nobody has them....

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    I actually used them to insert into a custom drilled .22 pellet rifle hollow point(after being scraped from the match) along with some "snap cap" from a childs cap gun and phosphorus(?) from a flare, then fired it.
    Out of a 10 rounds, one of them worked as I had hoped. Alas, it was WAY too small and almost unnoticeable...not worth the TIME and EFFORT, sadly

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    Try Ace Hardware. They usually stock them.

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    Not sure about Sportsmans Guide, but they had Magnesium Strikers listed a couple weeks ago. I keep a couple in my "survival kit" in my truck. CTD has them too.
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