The chemical fire bottle is really an advanced molotov cocktail. Rather

than using the burning cloth to ignite the flammable liquid, which has at best

a fair chance of igniting the liquid, the chemical fire bottle utilizes the

very hot and violent reaction between sulfuric acid and potassium chlorate.

When the container breaks, the sulfuric acid in the mixture of gasoline sprays

onto the paper soaked in potassium chlorate and sugar. The paper, when struck

by the acid, instantly bursts into a white flame, igniting the gasoline. The

chance of failure to ignite the gasoline is less than 2%, and can be reduced

to 0%, if there is enough potassium chlorate and sugar to spare.




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potassium chlorate 12 bottle

(2 teaspoons)


sugar (2 teaspoons) cap for bottle, w/plastic inside


conc. sulfuric acid (4 oz.) cooking pan with raised edges


gasoline (8 oz.) paper towels


glass or plastic cup and spoon


1) Test the cap of the bottle with a few drops of sulfuric acid to make sure

that the acid will not eat away the bottle cap during storage. If the acid

eats through it in 24 hours, a new top must be found and tested, until a

cap that the acid does not eat through is found. A glass top is excellent.


2) Carefully pour 8 oz. of gasoline into the glass bottle.


3) Carefully pour 4 oz. of concentrated sulfuric acid into the glass bottle.

Wipe up any spills of acid on the sides of the bottle, and screw the cap on

the bottle. Wash the bottle's outside with plenty of water. Set it aside

to dry.


4) Put about two teaspoons of potassium chlorate and about two teaspoons of

sugar into the glass or plastic cup. Add about 1/2 cup of boiling water,

or enough to dissolve all of the potassium chlorate and sugar.


5) Place a sheet of paper towel in the cooking pan with raised edges. Fold

the paper towel in half, and pour the solution of dissolved potassium

chlorate and sugar on it until it is thoroughly wet. Allow the towel to



6) When it is dry, put some glue on the outside of the glass bottle containing

the gasoline and sulfuric acid mixture. Wrap the paper towel around the

bottle, making sure that it sticks to it in all places. Store the bottle

in a place where it will not be broken or tipped over.


7) When finished, the solution in the bottle should appear as two distinct

liquids, a dark brownish-red solution on the bottom, and a clear solution

on top. The two solutions will not mix. To use the chemical fire bottle,

simply throw it at any hard surface.






9) To test the device, tear a small piece of the paper towel off the bottle,

and put a few drops of sulfuric acid on it. The paper towel should

immediately burst into a white flame.





Bottled gas, such as butane for refilling lighters, propane for propane

stoves or for bunsen burners, can be used to produce a powerful explosion. To

make such a device, all that a simple-minded anarchist would have to do would

be to take his container of bottled gas and place it above a can of Sterno or

other gelatinized fuel, light the fuel and run. Depending on the fuel used,

and on the thickness of the fuel container, the liquid gas will boil and

expand to the point of bursting the container in about five minutes.


In theory, the gas would immediately be ignited by the burning gelatinized

fuel, producing a large fireball and explosion. Unfortunately, the bursting of

the bottled gas container often puts out the fuel, thus preventing the

expanding gas from igniting. By using a metal bucket half filled with

gasoline, however, the chances of ignition are better, since the gasoline is

less likely to be extinguished. Placing the canister of bottled gas on a bed

of burning charcoal soaked in gasoline would probably be the most effective

way of securing ignition of the expanding gas, since although the bursting of

the gas container may blow out the flame of the gasoline, the burning charcoal

should immediately re-ignite it. Nitrous oxide, hydrogen, propane, acetylene,

or any other flammable gas will do nicely.


During the recent gulf war, fuel/air bombs were touted as being second only

to nuclear weapons in their devastating effects. These are basically similar

to the above devices, except that an explosive charge is used to rupture the

fuel container and disperse it over a wide area. a second charge is used to

detonate the fuel. The reaction is said to produce a massive shockwave and to

burn all the oxygen in a large area, causing suffocation.


Another benefit of a fuel-air explosive is that the gas will seep into

fortified bunkers and other partially-sealed spaces, so a large bomb placed in

a building would result in the destruction of the majority of surrounding

rooms, rendering it structurally unsound.


Exodus '94