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Old 06-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Fire balloons ???????

Saw somebody lettin off some fire balloons. They are minituare hot air balloons. You light a fire source and when the air gets hot it soars. Really neat but are these safe????
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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Some places have outlawed them.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:39 PM   #5
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Most of the time....if these things are built correctly they flame out before they hit the ground.

We usually waited until after a good rain when we sent ours off.

We used the very thin plastic bags dry cleaning comes in, soda straws and birthday candles....

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:18 AM   #6
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Watched a guy light one up last year in a open area next to my campsite. It went up and floated straight for the pines and landed 50ft up in one. Luckily the tree didn't catch fire and burned out in about a minute. Attracted quite the audience! It wouldn't have taken me more than 3 minutes to hookup and get out.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:41 AM   #7
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Sounds like a really DUMB thing to even think about doing. Are people going insane?
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Sounds like a really DUMB thing to even think about doing. Are people going insane?
Well, since they've been around for over 1000 years, I think your "going insane" started a long time ago, or at least with your generation.
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Well, since they've been around for over 1000 years, I think your "going insane" started a long time ago, or at least with your generation.
Regardless of how long they've been around, it is a dumb thing to do flying fire overhead regardless of what generation you're in.
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Regardless of how long they've been around, it is a dumb thing to do flying fire overhead regardless of what generation you're in.
I guess hot air balloons are dumb?



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