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Really this should be entitled "why you don't want to make your own matches". There are a couple of recipes for matches, pretty much using chemicals the average person doesn't want to store, use, or dispose. You can mix antimony sulfide (poisonous) and potassium chlorate, with a little cornstarch as a fuel and gum to hold it together. Alternatively, you can use sesquisulfide of phosphorus instead of an antimony compound. White and red elemental phosphorus also work, but they are extremely toxic. Friction matches on a stick are familiar to most people, though if you coat paper with the mixture, you can fold the paper and draw a fine splint of wood across the coating. Tell me more...

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June 27, 2010 at 7:21 am
(1) harold says:

we need your research because we will going to do your research..pls help us..

October 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm
(2) DW says:

You convinced me I won’t attempt making my own matches.
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