If you're anything like me, you love to tinker and are always searching to build the next cool thing. Growing up, I was the "lego kid". I had a fascination with building and trying new things, especially when related to fire, fireworks, guns etc.
At 15 I learned how to make a 10 foot fire bomb out of a Mickey's bottle and some gasoline, we called it a "Mickey Bomb".
At 16 I made a classic "potato gun" that my friends and I would take out to the desert for some target practice with our can of starter fluid and bag of potatoes.
At 17 I learned how to make a bottle rocket using the powder from a piccolo pete with a plastic bag and a gatorade bottle to make a huge "boom" loud enough to set off car alarms.
And when I was 18 years old in 2007 I created my very first homemade flamethrower out of an old squirt gun filled with gasoline and a blow torch strapped to it. To my surprise, it worked amazingly! I was launching massive flames into the night sky as my friends all watched. Unfortunately the fun didn't last long. Within about an hour my homemade flamethrower started to break. The rubber seals failed and gasoline was leaking out of the gun, all over my hands and the ground. I knew I needed to figure out how to make a flamethrower that would last and could be used over and over again. So I did. I spent the next several weekends in my garage, designing, building and testing my first flamethrower. The result was beyond what I could have imagined! I created an incredibly powerful flamethrower, inspired by military design that could launch flames as far as 45 feet in the air and I used it over and over again for years. I took it camping and dirt bike riding in the desert, quickly becoming recognized as “the flamethrower guy”. I had so many requests from friends, strangers, and the tens of thousands of YouTube viewers to show them how I built my flamethrower.
Now you can learn exactly how I built my homemade flamethrower so you can hold your flamethrower in your hands and feel the intense heat as you launch 45 foot flames!