Re: Trivial Pursuit - Strike-Anywhere Matches
Sleezer, Jim (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Thu, 19 Nov 1992 09:20:08 CST
On Thu, 19 Nov 1992 09:42:46 LCL Ben Alford said:
>Here's a somewhat trivial question, but totally serious:
>Where can one still buy Strike-Anywhere Matches? I recently tried WALMART
>and Kroger's and only found Stike-On-BOX matches. It seems to be increasingly
>harder to find them. I've tried cutting out the stiking surface from the box
>and putting it in my match container, but it ends up getting lost or wet.
>My backup is a disposable butane lighter, but I prefer to light lanterns and
>gas stoves with matches.
>I probably look silly lighting matches with my lighter, but it works.
Strike anywhere matches are prohibited by law in an increasing number of
states. When I travel, I usually buy several boxes (sometimes a case) for
my own use. Some states prohibit sales, some prohibit use. In a few cases
the laws are local. You'll have to check your own area for details.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City