Chemical Fire Bottle by the Jolly Roger

This incendiary bottle is self-igniting on target impact.


Materials Required


How Used Common Source


Sulphuric Acid Storage Batteries Motor Vehicles

Material Processing Industrial Plants


Gasoline Motor Fuel Gas Station or

Motor Vehicles


Potassium Chlorate Medicine Drug Stores


Sugar Sweetening Foods Food Store


Glass bottle with stopper (roughly 1 quart size)

Small Bottle or jar with lid.

Rag or absorbant paper (paper towels, newspaper)

String or rubber bands





1) Sulphuric Acid MUST be concentrated. If battery acid or other

dilute acid is used, concentrate it by boiling until dense white

fumes are given off. Container used to boil should be of

enamel-ware or oven glass.


CAUTION: Sulphuric Acid will burn skin and destroy clothing. If

any is spilled, wash it away with a large quantity of water. Fumes

are also VERY dangerous and should not be inhaled.


2) Remove the acid from heat and allow to cool to room



3) Pour gasoline into the large (1 quart) bottle until it is

approximately 1/3 full.


4) Add concentrated sulphuric acid to gasoline slowly until the

bottle is filled to within 1" to 2" from top. Place the stopper on

the bottle.


5) Wash the outside of the bottle thoroughly with clear water.


CAUTION: If this is not done, the fire bottle may be dangerous to

handle during use!


6) Wrap a clean cloth or several sheets of absorbant paper around

the outside of the bottle. Tie with string or fasten with rubber



7) Dissolve 1/2 cup (100 grams) of potassium chlorate and 1/2 cup

(100 grams) of sugar in one cup (250 cc) of boiling water.


8) Allow the solution to cool, pour into the small bottle and cap

tightly. The cooled solution should be approx. 2/3 crystals and

1/3 liquid. If there is more than this, pour off excess before



CAUTION: Store this bottle seperately from the other bottle!


How To Use:



1) Shake the small bottle to mix contents and pour onto the cloth

or paper around the large bottle. Bottle can be used wet or after

solution is dried. However, when dry, the sugar-Potassium chlorate

mixture is very sensitive to spark or flame and should be handled



2) Throw or launch the bottle. When the bottle breaks against a

hard surface (target) the fuel will ignite.