If you don't have strike anywhere matches, and the striking surface on your matchbox has worn out, this last resort trick can help you get a fire going. This video from YouTuber MrGear shows you a clever option if you can't get your match to light in a pinch. You can try places like your pants zipper or other abrasive surfaces, but they won't always work. This striking technique, while a bit wasteful overall, will get the job done. Pull five matches from the box and hold four of them together so the striking ends are in a square or box shape. Take the fifth match and stick the striking end in the divot between the striking ends of the other four matches. Now twist the the single match and flick. After a few tries, the match — and the other matches — will light. You might be able to do this with fewer matches to reduce waste (some say it's possible with only two), but your mileage may vary. Of course, you could also turn your regular matches into the strike anywhere kind if you have the time.
How to Light a Match Against Another One [YouTube]