Igniter from Book Matches by the Jolly Roger

This is a hot igniter made from paper book matches for use

with molotov cocktail and other incendiaries.


Material Required:



Paper book matches

Adhesive or friction tape





1) Remove the staple(s) from match book and seperate matches from



2) Fold and tape one row of matches (fold in thirds)


3) Shape the cover into a tube with striking surface on the inside

and tape. Make sure the folder cover will fit tightly around the

taped match heads. Leave cover open at opposite end for insertion

of the matches.


4) Push the taped matches into the tube until the bottom ends are

exposed about 3/4 in. (2 cm)


5) Flatten and fold the open end of the tube so that it laps over

about 1 in. (2-1/2 cm); tape in place.


Use with a Molotov Cocktail:



1) Tape the "match end tab" of the igniter to the neck of the

molotov cocktail.


2) Grasp the "cover and tab" and pull sharply or quickly to



General Use:



The book match igniter can be used by itself to ignite flammable

liquids, fuse cords, and similar items requiring hot ignition.


CAUTION: Store matches and completed igniters in moistureproof

containers such as rubber or plastic bags until ready for use.

Damp or wet paper book matches will not ignite.


Courtesy of -= Exodus =-