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Thread: Matches......Strike Anywhere wood Matches........where in Anchorage...???

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    Default Matches......Strike Anywhere wood Matches........where in Anchorage...???

    Are the strike anywhere matches available in Anchorage........??? Not the wood matches that need the box to strike, which are fair kindling once the box gets damp. Where in Anchorage......??? Thank you.

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    I would expect Sportsmans warehouse to have them. I have a little yellow cylinder of them that I keep in my pack and grabbed an extra one earlier this year to throw in my bail box for the boat. Grabbed both at Sportsmans in soldotna, but would expect Anchorage store to have them. Didn't see any in a cardboard box or the like but in a waterproof plastic cylinder with the striker on the side.

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    I bought some stormproof matches at REI years ago. I vacuum packed them and still use them on occasion (like last week).

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    Last time I got some, I think it was at Wal Mart.

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    Three Bears.....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Fred Meyer has them but they are very small boxes. You can order the larger boxes online.
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    OK.......Thanks, I just ordered 2,400 matches on e-bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Three Bears.....
    Yep, Three Bears. That's where I get mine.

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    I don't think there is three bears in Anchorage.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fin Chaser View Post
    Yep, Three Bears. That's where I get mine.

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    Today's Strike Anywhere matches are not nearly as good as the old Ohio Blue Tips.....

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    Soldotna trustworthy hardware stills has the large old fashioned boxes of real strike anywhere matches!

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    This is very true. And very unfortunate......

    Quote Originally Posted by VernAK View Post
    Today's Strike Anywhere matches are not nearly as good as the old Ohio Blue Tips.....

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    ACE hardware and Wallmart some times

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    If meth labs didn't exist,we wouldn't struggle to find these matches...Just sayin.

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    They both have Strike on the BOX matches.........not anywhere.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gulkana Rafting View Post
    ACE hardware and Wallmart some times

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    3 Bears Wasilla KGB...just bought a 3 pack of Diamond brand "Strike Anywhere" for $5.39 an hour ago! Not as good as those Ohio Blue Tips for sure, but that's what's available...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berto View Post
    If meth labs didn't exist,we wouldn't struggle to find these matches...Just sayin.
    Watched some TV show the other day and saw that was a thing. Had no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    I don't think there is three bears in Anchorage.
    There is one in Eagle River

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    I have some boxes of Fire Chief strike anywhere Kitchen matches 250 count. Are they any good?

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