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About: I am just a person who loves doing crazy and fun things... I always love to try to innovate when I can, and share any new discoveries I find... That is why I have recently started recording my shenanigans ...

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4 years ago on Introduction

As a fairly "shelf-stable" version we played with in the Army, you get the pink 2 inch thick "insulation" (Lowes calls it "insulfoam" now and sells it in panels) and mix that with Diesel. Same process; more smoke (unfortunately) but it burns even longer and will start anything, even wet wood, on fire.

This stuff is really cool! I'll have to make some for my next camping trip. Your videos have gotten really good lately and I appreciate all the science explanation you include in your narration, too!

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If your Implying Methonal, Isproponal, or Ethanol... No, none of them make for good Solvents for Styrofoam...

Otherwise if something like Ethanol did, it probably would be a bad Idea for people to drink Alcohol out of Styrofoam cups at parties... Good question though :)

The acetone one burns pretty clean, the gasoline one however puts of a fair bit of smoke. But that is not to surprising, seeing as you have to remember gasoline smokes quite a bit by itself... But it also does burn fair bit longer.

So If what you are asking is, this stuff good to breath... I'd probably recommend against it...

Very useful information for people to know, especially if they're into camping. Thanks for the awesome demonstration and for explaining the steps so well!

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4 years ago

i used to buy this stuff in a metal toothpaste tube from REI. real handy in the back country. now I know how its made. thanks.

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