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I am wanting some strike-anywhere matches but have been having an awfully hard time finding them. Does anybody have a quality source where I can buy a load of them?
 

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Most everywhere has them. Do you live in a pretty remote location? If you need them that bad and can't find them online I could ship you some. They have bundles of them at Wal-Mart.
 

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I don't think I'd bet on that Dean...

I went to about 7 different places looking to makes some up in the camping and outdoor kits before we put them away for the winter, and I can't find any in town here...

Been to all the 'Usual Places' and can't find a single box this fall.
 

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Hazmat shipping charges on strike anywhere matches

States which have adopted the Uniform Fire Code place restrictions on storage of strike anywhere matches. They ship under the same hazmat category as small arms primers and each package incurs an extra $26 charge.

Emergency Resources - Strike Anywhere/Storm Matches

Locally in the Washington, DC area you can buy them at Ranger Surplus and REI stores.

Green Top Sporting Goods in Ashland, VA also carries them.
 

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Picked them up locally in the seasonal aisle 2 for $1 (the big boxes) when they were getting rid of the rest of the grilling stuff for the year...


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Try local camping stores, surplus stores, anywhere that caters to outdoor activitys, camp cooking etc.........
 

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Try local camping stores, surplus stores, anywhere that caters to outdoor activitys, camp cooking etc.........
Like BlackPaladin said, strike-anywhere matches got the same treatment as pseudoephedrine... it was very popular for making meth. Only a few local stores carry them.

I can only imagine what my mom would have looked like when she bought them by the thousands for Vacation Bible School projects. "It's for VBS, I promise!" LOL It was a lot of fun to burn them for her VBS crafts use...
 

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I didn't realize they were actually hard to find in some places?.... They shouldn't be.

What kind of project was your mom doing in VBS? I don't know that I would want to give a bunch of kids some 'strike anywhere' matches! lol
 

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Strike-anywhere matches are classed as dangerous goods, "U.N. 1331, Matches, strike anywhere"; and their carriage is forbidden on both passenger aircraft and cargo-only aircraft


Lot's of stores have stopped carrying them. If you can still find them, buy 'em.
 

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Strange. I've been looking for the last week for them. Auburn,NY does not have them. Checked everywhere. Weedsport,NY 8 miles away I found them at the Big M grocery. 1 box. Then the Ace hardware also had plenty of them, both large kitchen size and the small box size.

I wonder if it's a bigger city ban or something.
 

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I just picked up four boxes of 250 at my local Safeway store. They're not banned, it's just a matter of the expense of shipping since they have to go ground freight with a hazmat label on them, where safety matches have no such requirement.

I don't see a large advantage of strike anywhere matches over safety matches other than simple convenience. It's certainly not a survival "must have" item. Given a choice between regular matches and windproof matches in your wilderness survival kit, I'll take windproof matches everytime.
 

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States which have adopted the Uniform Fire Code place restrictions on storage of strike anywhere matches. They ship under the same hazmat category as small arms primers and each package incurs an extra $26 charge.

Emergency Resources - Strike Anywhere/Storm Matches

Locally in the Washington, DC area you can buy them at Ranger Surplus and REI stores.

Green Top Sporting Goods in Ashland, VA also carries them.
He is correct. I can't buy them anywhere in my area because of the fire code adoption. (wish I had know about Greentops. I was just there the other week!)
 

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My first post. Hi everybody :)

I looked all over Houston, finally found them at an Ace Hardware. Don't know if all Aces have them or not. REI has Storm Matches, not the same as strike anywhere.

~JohnP
 

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Jezcruzen, I like the strike anywhere for burning the papers. I can just grab a couple and light the fire and walk away. The strike on box matches have to be returned to the kitchen drawer.
 

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I haven't bought any in a few years. Last time I saw them was at one of my local ACE hardware stores. They were in the area of BBQ stuff.
 

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Well, I had dinner with the State Police Post Commander the other night (we 'Hot Rod' together) and I found out why you can't buy 'Strike Anywhere' matches anymore...
And he being a fellow prepared soul, I decided to ask if he had seen any 'Strike Anywhere' matches lately...

I got informed...
The Meth Heads were using the white part of the tips as an ingredient in the Meth making process.

They are sold from 'Behind The Counter' now by law in our state.

Only, I don't know anyplace that sells matches from 'Behind The Counter' so it isn't likely I'll find any soon...
 
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