Introduction: Creative Ways to Extinguish a Fire

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"We'd make great arsonists" my friend remarked as we were setting newspaper on fire for this instructable.

These ways of putting out fires are mostly meant for smaller fires. If you do these with a house fire then....Well you're an idiot.

For all of these you will need:
  • a bucket of water
  • a kitty litter scoop
  • a brick
  • a golf club
  • an oar
  • a walker
  • a sweatshirt
  • tinfoil

I must tell you someting. If you are stupid enough to actually try this (besides us, it was all in the name of science) and you get hurt, it is not my fault! You were the one that tried it, and I cannot control what you do with this information. Anyway, there are some much more dangerous instructables out there. So don't try try this if when you get burnt you'll blame it on me. Got it? So don't be an idiot.

*Note: My friend ShielaAngel lit all of these fires because I suck at using a lighter.

Step 1: The Scoop

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Time for the kitteh litter scoop! You'll also need the bucket of water.

Ok so you have the fire, right? Now scoop it up with the kitty litter scoop and drop it in the bucket of water.

Step 2: The Brick Approach

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Ok light another fire and get your brick.

Now drop the brick on the fire. Done.

There isn't a video for this one or the golf club one, I tried and tried to upload them to youtube but each time they failed miserably :(

Step 3: The Oar

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No grab your oar.

Beat the fire with it!!

Sorry we dont have a video for this one :(

Step 4: Fore!!!!

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Hehe, get your ole nine iron out :D

Now, stand in a golf stance and swing the golf club. Do not take out part of the driveway.

No video :(

Step 5: Walker

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Time to bring out the walker and the tinfoil!

Put the tinfoil on one of the wheels and kind of roll over the fire with it.


ShielaAngel (author)2008-04-04

Hehe, I love how the lighter managed to get in almost every picture :P It would've been funny if it was your snowman lighter! This intructable is awesome :] So much fun, too!

ya its like in blues clues the little snail was allways in like the corner Dont you remeber blues clues!?!?!?

Sunbanks (author)struckbyanarrow2008-04-11

Haha yeah! I once saw on the news or something that the Steve guy that used to be on there is ina band! I just can't believe it... He so does not seem like band material.

struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-11

do ya no the bands name id laugh to death if it was a screamo hard core band

Sunbanks (author)struckbyanarrow2008-04-11

No I don't remember it :( OMG that'd be hilarious if it was a hard core band!!!

struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-11

ya i knol, he was so child friendly know hes rockin out!

Sunbanks (author)struckbyanarrow2008-04-11

In his striped shirt!

struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-11

also do you know his name the blues clues guy was it bill i wanna google him!

Sunbanks (author)struckbyanarrow2008-04-12

Steve was the old one and Joe is the new one.

struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-12

which one was in the band joe?

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struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-12

alright i found out that steves last name is burn, steve burns is in the band flaming lips and indie rock band he is the lead guitarist and vocalist thats hilarious

The Flaming Lips are awesome.

Sunbanks (author)struckbyanarrow2008-04-12


struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-13

you can listen to some of his songs online crazy!

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struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-12

sweet ill search it and get back to you

struckbyanarrow (author)Sunbanks2008-04-11

ya that would be the best band eva!

Sunbanks (author)ShielaAngel2008-04-04

Haha yeah. And then if the snowman lighter was playing music in the videos! :D We should totally add more steps to this

ShielaAngel (author)Sunbanks2008-04-04

Yeah we should! :D With the snowman lighter playing in the background!

bmlbytes (author)2008-04-09

I saw a Mythbusters episode where they used explosives to put out a large fire. They used speakers and their voices to put out a smaller flame. The idea behind the explosives is that the air would move because of the vibrations and put out a fire much like you do when you blow out a candle. The voice one is that a certain frequency (lower frequencies) can put out a flame somehow.

Sunbanks (author)bmlbytes2008-04-11

I saw that one too! It was really cool.

Ian.G (author)2008-04-06

or you could piss on the fire like i usually do.....

im_tux (author)Ian.G2008-04-06

NEVER do that on a hot bed of coals it makes a mist of piss smog and its sick when you inhale some elses pee

killerjackalope (author)2008-04-04

damn you beat me there, I concede... Oddly I had a golf club in mine too except in a different way. Not to mention a big sheet of wood... and the microwave...

Sunbanks (author)killerjackalope2008-04-04

The microwave? :O

killerjackalope (author)Sunbanks2008-04-05

Yes my friend... the microwave

Sunbanks (author)killerjackalope2008-04-05

Would you microwave the fire?

killerjackalope (author)Sunbanks2008-04-05

I've done that before and it ends up out after a fairly impressive lightshow but usually I just close the door as the microwave is quite heat resistant

Sunbanks (author)killerjackalope2008-04-05

I'm not sure how much my mom would like it if I was microwaving fire....I can just imagine what she'd say: Mom: What are you doing? Me: Microwaving burning newspaper Mom: GET THAT OUT OF THERE NOW!!!!!What do you think you're doing!!!?!?!???!

killerjackalope (author)Sunbanks2008-04-05

Yeah wee had a couple of old industrial microwaves in one of the houses we lived in as it used to be a B&B; they were great for that stuff and also made a rustlers burger in 40s...

Sunbanks (author)killerjackalope2008-04-05

Hehe sounds fun!

killerjackalope (author)Sunbanks2008-04-05

Oh they were...

GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-05

Awww. You beat me to this. Still, there's the fun things to do with a fire extinguisher! :D

Sunbanks (author)GorillazMiko2008-04-05

Hehe fire extinguishers are always fun!

JakeTobak (author)2008-04-04

Just saying that you're not liable doesn't make you not liable. It's like giving a kid a poison lolli-pop and telling him not to eat it and if he does then you're not liable. Believe me, you'll be liable.

ShielaAngel (author)JakeTobak2008-04-04

You'd have to be quite dumb to actually do these things and get hurt while doing them. For one thing, there are safety instructions. If you can't follow the intructions, it's your fault.
Second of all, that is a child and children can hardly be held responsible for what they're doing. And if you give them a poison lollipop, that's attempting to poison them, which is entirely different than showing people how to put out fires.

So no, she won't be liable.

Sunbanks (author)JakeTobak2008-04-04

Should I put that they shouldn't do this under any circumstances then?

jackfr0st (author)2008-04-04

you have just started the firefighters of old grandmas with walkers and lazy people who would rather sit on a warm area then do anything! your research and experiments will change the way the elderly fight fires forever. thank you

Sunbanks (author)jackfr0st2008-04-04

You're very welcome :D

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-04-04

LOL! wow, I would just use a hose.... I can put out my zippo using a torch!

Sunbanks (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-04-04

Hehe it was fun!

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