scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Homemade firestarters
Chris Summers (ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM
Mon Feb 21 2000 - 14:05:28 CST
Calcium Carbide does indeed give off Acetylene gas but I would discourage
using it as it is the same as lighting any volital liquid or gas and if it
comes into contact with water in an enclosed situation will form a large
explosion. The gas is also poisonous to breath regardless of the fire issue.
Chris in Houston