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    I needed to make a fire today, so I took out the box of Ohio Blue tip matches I had in the cupboard. I probably bought these getting ready for Y2K. Anyway, the matches would not light when struck on the box. So I'm guessing they broke down chemically over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijah Gunn View Post
    I needed to make a fire today, so I took out the box of Ohio Blue tip matches I had in the cupboard. I probably bought these getting ready for Y2K. Anyway, the matches would not light when struck on the box. So I'm guessing they broke down chemically over time.

    Tons of info but no shelf life, the majority of the match head is an oxidizer so that might break down.
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