Is it my imagination or has the quality of kitchen matches gone down hill so much that lighters are preferred now? The Diamond brand strike anywhere and strike on the box kitchen matches don't always light or stay lit and the striking sandpaper on the box wears outs too quickly. Ohio Blue Tips are sold in my area if they are still in business. The water resistant ones in the survival shops are too expensive. Anybody out there know of a source of good and affordable kitchen matches? In Boy Scouts to advance from Tenderfoot you have to be able to light a campfire with only two kitchen matches. It would be hard to do today given the abysmal quality of commercial matches. Better to teach them bow drill friction and flint and steel fires.