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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lessons From Arson Class

While talking with our fire marshal this week I learned a better way to start your campfires. First, get your wood. Second, buy a 99 cent bag of Lays potato chips (other chips will work too but Lays is the best). Place the bag of chips in the center of the fire pit. Now, set up your wood around the bag of chips leaving a corner of the bag exposed. Now light the bag on fire. The saturated oils in chips are quite flammable. The bag all but disintegrates and you have a roaring fire. Lays plain potato chips work best because they are thin with a high concentration of fat compared to other chips. If you do try this, please do it in a safe manner.
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