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Old 09-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #1751
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Downsizing to the extreme

Okay, I can understand losing an ounce here and there in can goods, cake mixes, etc. But today it was ridiculous.

I bought a box of book matches to keep on hand for candles, in case my lighter went dry at an inopportune moment. The matches are almost half the size they used to be. They are so short that you could easily get burned by them burning faster than you can use the light. I feel like I have a child's toy in my hand.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #1752
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The last matches I bought that were any good are the Diamond GreenLight matches.
Most others go out before I can get a candle lit, and Lord help you if there is any breeze at all.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:32 AM   #1753
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...in case my lighter went dry at an inopportune moment...


You could just keep a backup lighter.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #1754
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I keep Q lighters with the long nozzle for candles. I have several boxes of waterproof emergency matches that are not touched, unless there IS an emergency.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #1755
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The last matches I bought that were any good are the Diamond GreenLight matches.
Most others go out before I can get a candle lit, and Lord help you if there is any breeze at all.
I would have been better off buying stick kitchen matches.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #1756
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You could just keep a backup lighter.
I had three of them last Friday. They all decided to go dry today.
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I keep Q lighters with the long nozzle for candles. I have several boxes of waterproof emergency matches that are not touched, unless there IS an emergency.
I haven't seen one of them in the stores lately. Or maybe I looked right past them. Since I don't BBQ, I am not in that aisle as a rule. Will have to see if I can find one.
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I keep Q lighters with the long nozzle for candles. I have several boxes of waterproof emergency matches that are not touched, unless there IS an emergency.
We have a couple of those long nozzle lighters. We use them for lighting candles. No more burnt fingers.

I should get some wooden matches and waterproof them. Thanks for the reminder.

I get my long nozzle lighters at Dollarama.
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We have a couple of those long nozzle lighters. We use them for lighting candles. No more burnt fingers.

I should get some wooden matches and waterproof them. Thanks for the reminder.

I get my long nozzle lighters at Dollarama.
In season, long nozzle lighters are cheap and everywhere. I bought my last one in the supermarket. They are the best option for lighting candles. as it's easier to reach into tall candles in glass holders, etc. I use mine to start my charcoal starter.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #1760
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When we had the wood burning stove, my mother always had the wooden stick matches hanging on the wall in the holder. Just so many would fall into the little curved tray at the bottom. It had a striker on the side. It was red with flowers on the front.
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