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Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire Breathing Staircase Trick

Fire breathing is usually a solo endeavor, but not for these guys who turned it into a team activity. Derrick Vermin and his pals pulled off this amazing trick known as the Ascending Dragon, passing fire from one daredevil to another and climbing from the ground floor to the roof of a building.

Swiss Safe Firestarters

Swiss Safe Firestarters
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These firestarter rods include a few bonus features which could come in handy in an emergency. In addition to a magnesium rod and striker tool, they’ve got a built-in compass and whistle, and come with a length of paracord. They come two to a pack, so you’ll always have a spare. Available in several colors, including glow-in-the-dark.

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Rainbow Fire Tornado in Slow Motion

Rainbow Fire Tornado in Slow Motion

Gav from The Slow Mo Guys combined a mix of chemicals that burn in different colors then lit them in front of a circle of fans to create a fire tornado. The colorful plume of fire forms a surprisingly smooth gradient it rises from the barrel below. The top-down views are particularly captivating.

Matchstick UFO

Matchstick UFO

The S loves to build all kinds of things out of matchsticks, then light them on fire. In this clip, he built a cardboard model of a disc-shaped UFO, filled it up with 25,000 of the incendiary devices, then set them ablaze with awesome results. The spinning part of the lift-off was a nice touch.

Zippo FireFast Torch

Zippo FireFast Torch

Light fires quickly and consistently with Zippo’s compact butane torch. Its ignition starts reliably while a safety locking mechanism keeps kids out. Its variable output can produce soft yellow to blue flames at temperatures up to 2400ºF.

Fire-Breathing Backpack

Fire-Breathing Backpack

Inventor and maker Colin Furze has been making weapons and vehicles inspired by Far Cry 6. We’ve seen his fireworks backpack, now check out a backpack that belches huge plumes of fire to its sides. In the game, the so-called “Furiosa” backpack can also fly like a jet pack, though.

Eye of Sauron Fire Pit

Eye of Sauron Fire Pit
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While its maker Imagine Metal Art doesn’t explicitly call this fiery tower Barad-dûr, it’s clear that it was inspired by The Lord of the Rings’ dark fortress and its watchful eye. This impressive 5-foot-tall steel fire pit breathes flames throughout and features The One Ring design at its base.

Tiki Patio Fire Pit

Tiki Patio Fire Pit
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This circular fire pit is perfect for people who like their outdoor spaces tidy. The 25″ diameter steel fire pit has an internal airflow system that improves the quality of fires and cuts down on smoke and ash. While it can burn traditional firewoods, it’s especially clean and efficient when used with Tiki’s wood pellet packs.

Giant Working Lighter

Giant Working Lighter

Is that little lighter in your pocket not doing a very good job getting the fire started? Check out the jumbo-sized 500,000 BTU lighter that BrainfooTV made. Since it’s more flamethrower than Bic lighter, we don’t recommend trying to light your cigarettes with it. Be sure to check out the build video.

FLÎKR Fire2

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This updated version of FLÎKR’s tabletop fireplace offers an even sleeker design, with a quartz-like base. It burns smokeless isopropyl rubbing alcohol, providing a warm glow, and a little heat wherever you place it. You can even cook S’mores over its food-safe fire. (Must be 18+ to purchase)

Fireflower Original Fire Pit + Grill

This three-piece kit slides together to form a compact fire pit and grill for backyard cookouts. It’s made from stainless steel and comes with Velcro-padded handles and a pair of leather gloves so you can transfer the unit even when it’s hot. Save an extra 20% through 6.20.21 with code WELOVEDAD.

Flame-painting Metal

Flame-painting Metal

Watch as this talented craftsperson turns a disc of metal into a beautiful work of art by applying heat from a torch. The control it must take to create such a precise pattern is extraordinary. We’re not sure who created this piece, but it looks a lot like the work of Skip and Racheal​ Mathews, who use the technique on copper.

GrillGun Grill Torch

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Take your grilling to a new level with this high-power propane torch. It cranks out up to 400,000+ BTU of heat, which can quickly start a charcoal grill, sear meat, or light a campfire in seconds. It’s also great for rapidly cleaning grime off of your grill. There’s also a shorter version for more precise culinary work, the SU-VGun.

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Apollo Modern Steel Fire Pit

Apollo Modern Steel Fire Pit
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Handmade from 1/4″ hot rolled steel, this modern and minimal fire pit should last a lifetime. It’s made from four sheets of metal that slide together for easy assembly, and its A36 steel is designed to patina over the years, from shades of silver into rich shades of orange and gold. They also make a stainless steel version.

Flamethrower Pipe Organ

Flamethrower Pipe Organ

While at the 2021 Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show in St. Louis, music director Tom BetGeorge (of Halloween lightshow fame) showed off his keyboard skills by playing Bach’s ominous Toccata and Fugue in D minor on a pipe organ that breathes fire as its keys are pressed. The organ was built by Johnathan Elkins.

QuickSurvive Grill Master Bundle

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Get your charcoal or woodburning grill going in seconds with the QuickSurvive Grill Master Bundle. The set includes 100 all-purpose firestarters, along with a pair of heat-resistant fire safety gloves. Each firestarter can burn at 750ºF for up to 10 minutes, and will work in wind, rain, damp, or sub-zero conditions.

Wicked Lasers Flashtorch 250W

Wicked Lasers Flashtorch 250W

This insanely powerful 250-watt flashlight doesn’t just kick out 4100 lumens of white light, its halogen lamp, high-efficiency reflector, and heat-resistant lens concentrate heat through its front, so it can easily burn and melt items and even start a fire. The latest version runs on four 18650 lithium-ion batteries.

The World’s Hottest Candle

The World’s Hottest Candle

When is a candle not really a candle? When it’s a high-voltage plasma flame like the one shown here. The Action Lab shows how an ultra high-frequency solid state tesla coil can produce an intensely hot flame that can’t be blown out and that can even melt steel.

Cigarette Lighter Slow-Motion

Cigarette Lighter Slow-Motion

Flicking a cigarette lighter takes a fraction of a second. But there’s actually quite a bit going on as the flint sparks up and ignites the butane fuel. This 7,600 fps slow-motion clip shows exactly what is happening as the flame emerges from the lighter. Here’s a similar clip at 20,000 fps.

GoFire Fire Starters

GoFire Fire Starters
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Whether you’re camping, lighting your fireplace, or a backyard fire pit, GoFire fire starters give your fire a fighting chance. Each packet is filled with non-toxic paraffin wax and produces a long-lasting 8″ to 10″ flame to help get your fire going. They’re also waterproof and windproof.

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Pyro Portable Fire Pit

Pyro Portable Fire Pit

This compact steel fire pit offers an unobstructed view of its flame from every side, making it a perfect centerpiece for outdoor gatherings. It has a removable fire screen and ash catcher and can be ordered with an optional grill top. It measures 18″ L x 14″ W x 9″ H and weighs 14.5 lb.

Making a Stove from Wheel Rims

Making a Stove from Wheel Rims

Wheel rims from a car seem like an odd material for building a wood-burning stove, but that’s exactly what André Göbel of Create Custom Designs did, a set of old steel rims to provide the structure for a cylindrical stove inspired by Bullerjan stoves, which use bent pipes to circulate cold air from the bottom and out of its top.

RONXS Plasma Arc Candle Lighter

RONXS Plasma Arc Candle Lighter
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Tired of burning your fingers while lighting candles or starting fires? This plasma arc lighter has a flexible gooseneck that lights flames even inside of tall jars or under a pile of kindling. It also works in the wind, and its USB-rechargeable battery provides up to 500 sparks between charges.

Burch Barrel

Burch Barrel

Combining a fire pit and a barbecue grill, the Burch Barrel is the perfect upgrade for outdoor living. Its fire barrel can be smoke, flame, sear, and grill, and has adjustable vents, a lift system for easy access, and an adjustable fire pan for either wood or charcoal. Its adjustable tripod rig keeps the barrel level on uneven terrain.

Real Firefighter vs. Fake Firefighters

Real Firefighter vs. Fake Firefighters

TV shows and movies take lots of artistic license when it comes to real-world situations. Fire Department Chronicles doesn’t have good things to say about how firefighting is portrayed on screen, so he greenscreens himself into scenes to set the cast straight on all the things they’re doing wrong. More here and here.

Pyro Putty

Pyro Putty
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Between the wind, cold, and damp conditions, getting outdoor fires started can be challenging. This moldable putty can be stuck to logs, torches, or tinder, and will burn for up to 15 minutes with just a quarter-sized dab, giving your fire a fighting chance. It comes in blends for various climates and applications.

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