This is a discussion on Something Different for a Saturday - Let's Talk Flamethrower within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; https://survivalblog.com/product-rev...ke-williamson/ guy wrote up a personal review - along with operating suggestions - about a flamethrower he purchased for brush clearing (???) - DIY plans ...
guy wrote up a personal review - along with operating suggestions - about a flamethrower he purchased for brush clearing (???) - DIY plans are sold also for taking it to a Ace Hardware level ... neither option is cheap - I'll stick my propane weedburner ....
Just put gas instead of water in one of those old stainless reusable pressurized fire extinguisher tanks. Then a spark like a match, bottle rocket or cigarette. Works great for starting bonfires. Keep it simple.
I was seriously considering a flame thrower last winter when the drifts were six feet deep and I could not get out no way, no how. But then, it melted. Maybe next year...
If anyone does consider one, check state laws, they are banned here.
They are considered an infernal machine by the state, just like an IED.
A stun gun will work for ignition or a bernzomatic strapped to the wand.
Best to mix at least 25% used motor oil to the gas.
M1 or M2 thickener is best for the mix.
I think a good many states - not to mention cities - will have a problem with a civilian owning one ... if some smart azz gangbanger ever rigged up a few and started BBQing the competition it'll be a quik vote to ban them ....
for igniting just a simple piezo spark igniter like off a BBQ grill or gas stove/oven would do the job ....
the Marines had flamethrower tanks toward the end of the Pacific War - they trailed a fuel bladder behind - they'd just pump out the diesel on those tunnel hills and palm tree bunkers and then ignite ... Banzai
Last edited by Illini Warrior; 04-08-2017 at 11:43 AM.
Flame throwers. I'm assuming the topic is about things other than starting controlled burns.
A friend's father was one of those men who were fighting in the Pacific theater during WWII. He was a kind, gentle, sensitive man. He was one of those types of people who put thought into everything he did. He and his young wife were good people. They were God fearing people who attended church and helped those who needed a hand.
My friend's father was made a flame thrower. Fighting was hard. The Japanese were ruthless fighters. They had to be burned out of their holes. He knew this. He did his job and employed the flame thrower time and again.
Obviously, he was old when I met him. He was still a kind man, but he wasn't right, if you know what I mean. Years and years of little to know sleep took its toll on his mind and body.
See, it's really hard to get a good night's sleep when you hear the horrible screams of fellow men being burned alive.
You can't unsee things, and you can't unhear things.
"Reality is almost always wrong."
Dr. Gregory House