Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by chelloveck, Dec 30, 2014.
An alternative to making petroleum jelly and cotton ball fire starters. Note the safety precautions.
Interesting, but I'll bet his apartment neighbors are nervous!!
Homemade napalm most likely does....
Ya think so???
setting fire to his apartment patio is nothing compared to some of the other UTube genius wanna be's .... it's pretty damn hard to beat someone brewing up poison death cloud on their kitchen stove ....
When I get those "I wonder what would happen if I" moments I go to youtube first out of a strong sense of self preservation. ..............unless Jim Beam has been involved. Then it does no good.
My wife used to purchase leftover candles from the stores just after Christmas (cheap). She then melted them down in an old crockpot and added lint from the clothes dryer screen until it formed a thick paste. She poured the paste into old muffin tins, placed a popsicle stick in the center and and allowed them to cool. We had fire starters that burned for a good ten minutes or so.
To use them, I turned them upside down with a bunch of sticks in a fire pit, lit the easy-to-ignite popsicle stick allowing it to burn up to the wax/lint mixture. They worked well, don't degrade with long term storage and are a bit safer than napalm.
Speaking of napalm...
I wonder if one was to tweak the recipe in the OP would one might have a better fuel for this DIY flamethrower?
"Better" as in; it keeps burning (longer) on whatever it lands on once the trigger is released.
It would make clearing snow off the driveway so much moar fun.
Crazy bast*ards! No Nomex suit, not even a fire extinguisher nearby.
If anything at all malfunctioned...barbequed person.
Well, it's fun to be young, dumb and lucky.
another one of those....... "hold me beer and watch this"
Said no cowboy chemist to themself ever.
I had to try this just once, for educational purposes only. I was absolutely amazed at how much styrofoam you could dissolve in a quart jar of gasoline. The stuff was alright. Not sticky enough. Some powdered laundry detergent may have helped with that.
I grew up at a time and in a place where I was free. I experimented with lots of stuff, from an early enough age that Dad was often the one lighting the fuse and making elevation corrections. Black powder, mercury, acids, gasoline, high voltage and powerful engines are all things to be respected and tamed, not feared. Alcohol is another of those things.
This is a small "fire kit" used to train the Grandkinder....
I catch the spark on the end of the wick.
Once the fire is started,...
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A three-page file, offering instruction on making charcoal. A number of photos, although small and fairly poor resolution, are included in this...
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This is pretty much every day shtf stuff.
What do you use for a fire extinguisher?
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I just got an email about the rapidly disappearing matches we all know and love.
I was told that due to "provisions" in the "Patriot Act" ( I love...
forget lint, use sawdust. Take a cardboard egg carton and pack some saw dust into it . Go to the local lumber yard and bet a bag or two for free....
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