The Flamethrower That Fits In Your Pocket

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The Flamethrower That Fits In Your Pocket

"Is that a flamethrower in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?" It's a flamethrower, actually.

"Think for a moment about the concept of the flamethrower," says comedian George Carlin during one of his best routines. "We have flamethrowers. And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm way too far away to get the job done." But what if you're not too far away, but too close? Well, the guys at instructables have you covered. In fire, to be precise.

Deigned by instructables user PDRWLSN, the flamethrower pistol was originally designed, not to rain fire upon your enemies, but to light campfires. It's made from materials easily obtained from a local hardware store and powered by one AA and a can of butane. It's marginally safer than the traditional "hairspray and a match" flamethrowers favored by the twelve year olds and demented, objectivist vigilantes of yore, but not that much safer. "Be safe, have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water nearby and someone else there in case what's burning is you," says PDRWLSN. "Never operate indoors. You wouldn't pee up a rope or spit into the wind, it'll get ya if you do, so don't use it when the wind is blowing."

Personally I'm hoping to commission two of them. Just in case I ever come across two campfires that need lighting at the same time.

Source: Instructables

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Really? You mean there's a danger in the use of fire?

I think "Do Want" applies here though.

Duuuuuuuuuuude I want like twenty of these things, like right NOW. To heck with Skyrim this'll be what eats my time for the next five years. I mean c'mon, FLAMETHROWER PISTOL is something everyone should want right?

*drools uncontrollably*
My dreams of being the "KILL IT WITH FIRE" guy may have gotten closer to reality!
And major props to you for quoting Carlin!

Flamethrowers should have a range greater than you can throw them. And attaching a big rock to them is cheating!

Ah, high school, where everyone knew someone that knew someone that converted a super-soaker into a flame thrower that worked, at least briefly.

I'll take a matching set!

thaluikhain:
Flamethrowers should have a range greater than you can throw them. And attaching a big rock to them is cheating!

Ah, high school, where everyone knew someone that knew someone that converted a super-soaker into a flame thrower that worked, at least briefly.

I had a friend who tried that.

It went...Poorly. XD

(Thankfully, nobody was hurt)

DVS BSTrD:
I'll take a matching set!

You might get flamed for that.

"You wouldn't pee up a rope"

Well sure, but I wouldn't pee down a rope either.

zehydra:
"You wouldn't pee up a rope"

Well sure, but I wouldn't pee down a rope either.

Hey, remember that bit in that Bond movie where they guy is above bond, and pours the poison down a piece of string to try to get it in his mouth?

Yeah, I remember that bit too.

thaluikhain:
Flamethrowers should have a range greater than you can throw them. And attaching a big rock to them is cheating!

Ah, high school, where everyone knew someone that knew someone that converted a super-soaker into a flame thrower that worked, at least briefly.

I would have thought someone would have tried making a wrist mounted version. Hang on a minute...

*a quick search later*

Well whata ya know!

thaluikhain:

zehydra:
"You wouldn't pee up a rope"

Well sure, but I wouldn't pee down a rope either.

Hey, remember that bit in that Bond movie where they guy is above bond, and pours the poison down a piece of string to try to get it in his mouth?

Yeah, I remember that bit too.

Hey, I remember that!

For a second there I though we were talking about Pokemon.

I want one.
No really, I want one.

All I would do is walk around at night waiting to get mugged.
I'd say "Oh, you want my money? Sorry, all I have is fire!!!"

Man, throwing matches just isn't going to cut it any more.

Zachary Amaranth:

DVS BSTrD:
I'll take a matching set!

You might get flamed for that.

That pun was very well done.

The kids love this one!

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DVS BSTrD:

Zachary Amaranth:

DVS BSTrD:
I'll take a matching set!

You might get flamed for that.

That pun was very well done.

These puns really burn me up

LtFerret:

DVS BSTrD:

Zachary Amaranth:

You might get flamed for that.

That pun was very well done.

These puns really burn me up

Hey guys, I think you all need to chill!

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Am I doing it right?

Geo Da Sponge:

LtFerret:

DVS BSTrD:

That pun was very well done.

These puns really burn me up

Hey guys, I think you all need to chill!

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Am I doing it right?

What's wrong? Can't stand the Heat?

Awesome! Now where's my handheld grapple gun? Seriously, I just want to be Batman already.

Infernai:

Geo Da Sponge:

LtFerret:

These puns really burn me up

Hey guys, I think you all need to chill!

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Am I doing it right?

What's wrong? Can't stand the Heat?

image

Nah, he's right. You guys need to cool it!

Call me a hipster, but I thought of this idea when I was 14-15. I even made a flamethrower gun from some workshop classses I had, although it could only lit small match fires instead of a giant stream of fire.
Should had patented it, I tell ya.

Captcha: Ersedar called

What did he say, master?

DVS BSTrD:

Zachary Amaranth:

DVS BSTrD:
I'll take a matching set!

You might get flamed for that.

That pun was very well done.

Which is rare in itself.

Killing with fire should surely be a lot easier now.

Fun fact: FLAMETHROWERS are not prohibited under any part of US Firearm law.

(though if you walk down the street holding one, don't be surprised it SWAT team surround you, it has happened but then one is charged under arson laws and general endangerment laws)

This is incredibly awesome but I'm more in the market for a fixed installation flame thrower, one that connects directly to the gas main and never needs reloading.

See, I have this policy:

and yet I regularly get questions like:
"my computer says it is installing updates do not turn your computer off, should I turn my computer off?"
or
"A message came up saying the print server was broken and being rebooted -<my name> and ever since then I haven't been able to print"

and reloading just takes too damn long.

</only semi relavent rant about my crappy job>

edit:
Actually, thinking about it, this would be great for stupid questions on the move.

DVS BSTrD:
I would have thought someone would have tried making a wrist mounted version. Hang on a minute...

*a quick search later*

Well whata ya know!

Not going to lie, that is one of the coolest things I've seen. =O

why do I suddenly need this?

Nurb:
The kids love this one!

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]Nice to know I am not the only spaceballs fan here!

idodo35:
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That sums it up...

The_root_of_all_evil:

DVS BSTrD:

Zachary Amaranth:

You might get flamed for that.

That pun was very well done.

Which is rare in itself.

This item might cause more that a medium sized spaz.

Did I do that right?

Well, this would be the most awesome duelling ever...

this thing isn't a tool, its a superhero origin story.

Ha! now that's pretty awesome. I also want two of those.

Grey Carter:
Personally I'm hoping to commission two of them. Just in case I ever come across two campfires that need lighting at the same time.

You just want to do this.

Personally wouldn't called that a flame-thrower per se but more of a hand held blowtorch, flame-throwers usually spit liquid rather than gas.

SuperMse:
Awesome! Now where's my handheld grapple gun? Seriously, I just want to be Batman already.

Infernai:

Geo Da Sponge:

Hey guys, I think you all need to chill!

image

Am I doing it right?

What's wrong? Can't stand the Heat?

image

Nah, he's right. You guys need to cool it!

Don't let their fire puns bother you. Just give them the cold shoulder!

binnsyboy:

SuperMse:
Awesome! Now where's my handheld grapple gun? Seriously, I just want to be Batman already.

Infernai:

What's wrong? Can't stand the Heat?

image

Nah, he's right. You guys need to cool it!

Don't let their fire puns bother you. Just give them the cold shoulder!

These puns are really starting to Burn me up -.-

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