Sunday, 6 November 2016

Pyrotechnic fire lighting

As yesterday was the 5th of November and 'Bonfire Night' I decided to light the fire at our little family bonfire and fireworks display using a suitably pyrotechnic method. Mixing a little potassium permanganate and glycerin (it was quite cold last night so I had to make sure the glycerine was warm, just keeping in in a trouser pocket is enough) together caused this reaction and allowed us to light a little fire with the left over cardboard wrappings from our fireworks and the dry hedge garlic stems my children collected earlier in the day.

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