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DIY Survival Fire Putty

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by in Bug Out Bags, Fire, Survival Gear |

DIY Survival Fire Putty

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Now actually the concoction we are going to be making, has quite a history, this same process was used during the later years in the Vietnam war, to produce a Substitute Napalm like substance, as an Improvised incendiary deceive, that could be used in any number of ways, but was cherished mainly for its Ease of Creation, Flammability, and Mold-ability.

Just a fun fact…

Alright so first thing is first, get a container… Now most plastics will be fine to mix in… However, long term storage of your fire putty in them is not recommended, because the gasoline or acetone can cause it to degrade over time…

After that, the steps are pretty simple… Just pour out the approximate amount of Fuel you wish to use, for making your putty…

Next take your Styrofoam, Now I am using torn up cups and Plates, Because I have found not all Styrofoam works… That is because sometimes it is not Styrofoam but some other Type of polystyrene that doesn’t like to break down… If that is the case, just find some different stuff to try…

If not it’s as simple as just setting it in the Dissolving agent, in this circumstance Acetone… And watching as it is transformed into a putty right before your eyes… It’s fine to apply some pressure, using a stick or such… In my case I am using a pencil, which you can see the acetone Immediately strips the paint from it….`

Keep doing this, until there is no more visible Fluid, an what you should be left with, is a rather Fuelly smelling ball of putty… It is best to use this immediately. Or at least store it in something air tight… This can dry out, and It will turn into a hard plastic if allowed to do so.  When you go to use this, I advise you do not touch it… I am using gloves that I know will not be dissolved by Gasoline or Acetone… Just to demonstrate it’s putty like property’s… But I would suggest only moving, or handling this using a stick or something similar and not your hands.


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