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How To Make Fire Starter Grenades

video How To Make Fire Starter Grenades
Pull the pin and throw the grenade away. You can use them as fire starters or as a light or heat source.
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coolkidtn1 year ago
Dude that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME works great outside.. 4.5 :)
Match Book4 years ago
What if you hollow out a candle and jam the matches in?
the wax puts the fire out, need a wick to burn wax. hence why a candle can burn for hours
CameronC4 years ago
Now invent a grenade that shoots out burning napalm lol 'Hand held fire starting cannon'
why not just make a flamethrower?
Hitman2273 years ago
The proper term for a "fire starter grenade" is an incinerary grenade.
illuminatis3 years ago
a better way to make a fire grenade is to use HTH/ glycerin method. HTH is sold in the pool supply as a chlorinator (also called "shock"). Glycerin can be found at almost any pharmacy section. KEEP THESE SEPARATE!!! until you are ready to start a fire. then place about 3-4 teaspoons of HTH in a zip-top bag, add about a teaspoon of glycerin, seal quickly and throw/drop/place. YOU HAVE ABOUT 15-30 SECONDS BEFORE THE REACTION WILL IGNITE. first you will notice the mixture bubbling and then it will turn brown, then black then WOOOOSH IT IGNITES LIKE THE FLICK OF A SWITCH.
dlcoates15 years ago
this is one cool and helpful video. I saw people wanted it in word form so I helped out and did it for you so here it is. Make a Fire Starter Grenade This is a 'grenade type' fire starter. Just pull on the pin and throw it! It can also be used as a light or heat source. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH IT. Materials Foil, seran Wrap, Box of Matches, Scissors, Masking Tape, A Drinking Straw, a rubber band Paper Towels, Hot Glue Gun, Pliers, Lighter Fluid, and a Key Ring. Step 1 Cut the Straw in half Step 2 Take a piece of the tissue and close of one end of the straw with it using tape Step 3 Cut the striker off the box of matches Step 4 Stick the striker through the key ring and fold in half and trim it a little Step 5 Use a little tape to secure the key ring on the striker Step 6 Use the scissors to scrape the sulfur off the matches Step 7 Fill the straw with the sulfur powder from the match heads Step 8 Use glue gun to glue more matches in a circle to the top of the straw with the heads up and use the scissors to cut the head off one more match and put the head in the middle of the circle Step 9 Use glue gun to put the sulfurless match sticks around the bottom of the straw in a circle Step 10 Take a paper towel square and fold it to the length of the match/straw device and is just below the match heads. Then use the glue gun to glue it to the device and wrap it around the device then use the glue gun to seal it off Step 11 Take the saran wrap and cover the paper towel with one layer of it and use the glue gun to attach it Step 12 Use the glue gun to attach a piece of foil to the top of the device near the match heads Step 13 Take the rest of the powdered sulfur and pack it into the bottom of the device Step 14 Attach the striker (with the key ring taped to it) to the top of the device on the match heads with the rubber band Step 15 Take the lighter fluid and soak the bottom of the device with it. The paper towel will absorb it. Make sure to soak it enough so that is the whole paper towel is covered with it but not too much to where it is dripping wet and getting everywhere Step 16 (optional) I would suggest that if you would like to keep it for a longer period of time that after you soak the device with the lighter fluid, you use more plastic wrap to seal off the bottom of the device to prevent the lighter fluid from evaporating Step 17 You’re done. Now go out and test it SAFELY. !!!REMEMBER!!! I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS DEVICE. THIS WAS JUST AN INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO MAKE IT. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DON’T GET CAUGHT.
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archangle134 years ago
It defeats the purpose It is time consuming waistfull and not compact and unreliable notgood for camping or survive pay 50cents for a pack of lowers you get 5 that do the same thing I want my 10min back
Be quiet and look at the bigger picture.

No one said that this was only for starting fires.
pie R []ed4 years ago
I love this, but this is an arson grenade...
cdousley4 years ago
very interesting i prefer my zippo for lighting things but this makes a great ingnightor for something or throw it on a pile of wood covered in gasoline so you don't get burned
NATIVEBOY4 years ago
hey u need to make an instructble instead of a vid

finnster5 years ago
Great job! I use these alot for various reasons. I do have a couple of suggestions, though.
1. Use tin foil instead of plastic wrap, plastic releases toxic smoke upon burning.
2. Use your glue gun on LOW temp. ONLY!
Great instructable with great results, you earned a 4.5!

Plus, I've got a video of another one of my firestarters, a little more explosive though, but it was designed for the same reason. The first part of the video is just a giant flame, the end is a little more suprising, though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBOcssDznew&feature=channel_page
Cheers!
~F!nnster
When you click the link, you can't see the video


instructors5 years ago
Is there any alternatives for the straw, plastic wrap, or hot-glue. burning these at my camp is not aloud, and plus there bad for the environment. Great instructable by the way, 4 stars, though having typed directions would help a lot, thx
I think the plastic wrap is optional, and the hot glue could in theory be substituted by PVA glue.
what camp man u dont live in a house??????
Colonel884 years ago
Are those strike anywhere matches and do you have to cover it in plastic wrap andaluminum foil? thks in advance
 I think the matches are safety matches, otherwise you could use anything rough in the pin. The plastic wrap and aluminium foil are in fact optional, as the only part truly needed is the part that actually burns, although i suppose it makes it more "grenadey".
pyroal4 years ago
It seems to me that your fire grenade is more of a toxic grenade. I mean you using plastic wrap,  hot glue, and aluminum foil (even though it won't burn much). If you ask me this grenade should only be for bomb fires. Also the grenade probably won't lite a log all that well without kindling (paper or small wood). And if your going to use kindling you might as well start a fire the right way. 

Although I do like the idea for the starting mechanism.
Colonel884 years ago
My pull ring thing doesnt work...
Fimon5 years ago
hm... i knew something like this this before just with a petard instead of the straw, but this is very good 5/5 stars
chopstx Fimon4 years ago
petard? What is it?
sharlston Fimon4 years ago
i did aswell
clzfishing4 years ago
Good fire starter but u could substite the match powder for sparkler powder that is in the straw
Jaquezy5 years ago
Great job... but you could just use the matcehs. =]
NeonLime5 years ago
Wow! this is a great video! I wouldn't soak it too much with the fluid though... you almost burned yourself it looked like. A longer delay would be better. Otherwise, great video and easy to follow instructions!
if you make the matches stick out a little farther there will be more of a delay time thanks a lot DUDE! great vid!!!! 6 out of 5
sgtmik (author)  NeonLime5 years ago
actually i didn't burned my self. Its the camera who has a probleme with intense light... it makes light were their is none.
lol u broke your arm Ü
rownhunt5 years ago
yay perfect for camping !!!!!
was that lightstarter? about how much would it cost?
use wax paper it burns better
great job! 4.5! but can you do another one that has typed directions so i can print it?
LaxLuvr5 years ago
I have only one question. why not just strike a match? I think I know the answer. This is more fun. Great job! 5 stars!
wakojako5 years ago
fireworks/sparker powder in it
Aercimete5 years ago
definitely going to make one of these
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