The Nationality of Matches

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mikestanley

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I don't know about Swedish matches. I used to be able get a brand called Criterion that I thought were the best strike on box matches going. They were made in the Soviet Union. I haven't seen them for better than 7 years. I miss them. The matches were good and the box was cool.
Mike S.

 

ben88

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Blatter & Blatter in Montreal sell those




 

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sjfine

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I don't mean to thread-jack, but I'm glad to have long ago evolved from that video.

 

jpmcwjr

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"How to smoke"— that video?
It's not exactly what I do, but not way off base AFAIK. Please, what are the important things you have learned to do differently?

 

tuold

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I like using matches but the cost per light is too high. Those Swedish Matches are particularly expensive, $14.20 for three boxes of 45 on Amazon.com. Diamond Strike Anywhere kitchen matches (a mere spark of what they used to be) come in at around a penny per light.
I've been using bees wax/hemp wick to light my pipe for the past week. It seems to work very nicely.Of course you still have to light the wick with something.

 

ben88

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Those Swedish Matches are particularly expensive, $14.20 for three boxes of 45 on Amazon.com
Actually the Swedish matches I purchased today are 10 boxes for $2.

In Canada 10 boxes of Chinese crapolla in $store costs $1.50

 
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