Chris M. from D'lo, MS
I bought these strike-anywhere matches to put in my camping pack. They are the short ones, not the long ones. As everything these days the quality of matches has deteriorated as well. These wooden matches are not the strong, thick wooden match sticks like we got a few years ago but they are extremely thin and the heads do not have a large, white strike-anywhere head like those of yesteryear but rather a tiny white dot at the tip. Seems that everyone is cutting corners these days to save a buck, even match making companies. However, the matches are better than the plain, strike-on-box variety that you buy in stores now. They did waterproof well in turpentine, varnish and paraffin wax. The wax being the best choice. So if you're looking for matches that you can place in a camping kit or survival bag these are your best bet. It would be nice if they had a little more stalk to them and were not so flimsy but considering all other choices these are the best you'll find for the money.