Make Strike-Anywhere Matches Using Toy Gun Caps (Video)


Make Strike-Anywhere Matches Using Toy Gun Caps (Video)

There are many videos on youtube showing us how to make strike-anywhere matches. Most of them involve scraping or sanding the gritty striking surface from a box or book of matches, which isn’t any fun.

This short video shows how you can make strike-anywhere matches using those little plastic caps for toy guns. Ah, how I loved to play with my old snub-nosed revolver that fired these caps back in the day! Who knew that same ammo could be used to easily start a fire in a pinch?

But can the matches actually be lit by flicking or thumping with a fingernail? Watch and see…

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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