By that time, I was so involved with other methods that I seldom used matches. But, I did notice that the matches in my match-case and bottles did not light well.
However, it seems that brand new matches, right out of the box, don’t light well either–unless you strike them on the box! Seems that our days of striking them on a rock, or the stove, or a zipper, or even sand paper, are over, for most practical purposes. Do we need to cut the panels off the match box to include in our waterproof containers?