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[at-l] waterproof matches



At 05:55 PM 6/21/2001, Bruce Calkins wrote:
>My experience with paraffin in the last 10 years is not as successful as it
>was 20+ years ago. It seems the formulation used for the match heads is
>very different now. Even the few strike anywhere matches I have found
>recently don't take paraffin well. All strike on box type must have a dry
>striker, even the Life Boat Matches. I use the mini BIC lighters, usually
>carry 2 and use one. These too need to be kept dry, tho a shake, blowing
>the water out of the wheel and warming them up will put them back in service.
>Black Wolfe
>


OK, I didn't realize the matches had changed.  I too now use a butane 
lighter for everyday use with simple book matches well secured in plastic 
as an extra source.