Things you do when you don’t know what you’re doing…

How not to fill a Zippo…

Kind of reminds me of adventures I had when I was a teen, that I sort of kept to myself thereafter. Buried forever in the private mental file marked “things you should never do again with gasoline and black powder.”

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8 Responses to Things you do when you don’t know what you’re doing…

  1. R says:

    If any Patrick McManus books make it your way I suspect you’d enjoy them. I can’t remember which book had a chapter titled “Poof, no eyebrows”.

  2. Bear says:

    Video doesn’t load for me. Is that the one where he overfills and sets himself on fire?

  3. Joel says:

    It’s an old gif where some guy fills the case with fluid and then tries to shove the insert down onto it. Flicks the striker and sets his desk on fire.

  4. Mike says:

    So Joel,you could say that the old guy in the gif made a fuel of himself… ☺

  5. Michael says:

    That’s pretty good Mike, a fuel of himself indeed.
    I’m pretty sure this is the video Joel was referring to:

  6. Ben says:

    There was the time the young me put a bullet firmly in a vise, and then tapped the primer with a hammer & nail. I still don’t know how that case missed my face! Stupid. But at least I was smart enough to learn from the experience

  7. Titan Mk6B says:

    I tried blowing up a baggie of gasoline with a firecracker. It did not make the fireball I expected. All it did was make a large cloud of gas vapor that I discovered when I lit a match.

    I won’t be doing that again either.

  8. John says:

    It’s science folks!
    Mystery is how so many of us are still alive.
    (I stopped most of the insane loco in my youth, but the spark to still play there, lives.)

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