The Safety Matches I use for the fireplace are worthless. Strike them and they light but turn the match sideways and the flame goes out very quickly. I often have to use two or three to get the kindling going or to light the mail trash I put in the fireplace to burn rather than shred.
It could be that the matches are lousy because they are Sourced from Responsible Forests?? Gee, I just want a fireplace match that keeps the home fires burning. Diamond gets an F but it seems to be the only brand sold around my parts.
I tried a butane lighter and didn’t care for that either. The dumb things click twice then don’t work. Ugh. In the trash.
That got me to Google Best Safety Matches and what I found astonished me. Not better matches, but a pictorial history of Safety Match book covers, heralded as art worth collecting.
As beautiful as that segue was, it still doesn’t help me find good quality fireplace matches without spending a fortune on designer ones where you get ten in a box for $20. I use the fireplace almost daily so good matches are a critical piece of the equation.
Got any suggestions? With the cold and now rain, I’m going to need suggestions quickly! Thanks.