you're going to play with fire Be smart & don't get burnt!
is a fact of life... You'd best be ready to face!
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fire breathing. A suitable fuel for fire breathing with is
kerosene. Anything more combustible is down right dangerous..... DON'T BE TEMPTED TO USE IT!!
* Always have a bucket of water handy for
emergencies. A fire extinguisher is a definite bonus! * Do not breath fire in windy conditions.
If the wind changes direction just as you blow, you may catch yourself
or someone else with a fire ball. * Never ever swallow the kerosene. * Never breath fire indoors or in confined
spaces. * Never breath fire in hazardous areas
where you may catch other things alight!! * Never give someone else "a go" who
has not been fully briefed with safety issues and well practiced with the
blowing technique. * Spectators must stand well back at
least 5 metres. * Grave warning..... Playing silly buggers
with this activity. It is potentially a deadly game!! Mess with the flame,
risk life and limb.!!
Barrier cream is a must! Use cream liberally on
lips, chin and chest. If you don't, the itching and rashes may drive you
to distraction for up to 3 weeks! Believe me on this, I've been there!
Before trying to breath fire, practice the blowing
technique with water. To get the kerosene to burn it must be sprayed so
it atomizes as a mist from the mouth. I do this by taking a sip into the
mouth then with one's head leaned back slightly the fluid is held with
the tongue in a puddle behind the lower teeth. Purse the lips and with
a full breath, blow hard and fast as possible. You are looking for a mist
of fluid, not a spit, dribble or anything else.
Avoid dribbling the kero down your chin and neck.
Any spills must be wiped away with a water drenched cloth, otherwise you
will soak your skin and clothing with kero and become an extreme fire hazard
You'll need a small flame stick to light your
blows with. To make one, find a thin GREEN stick from a live tree. The
stick should be about 30 cm's long. Onto one end twirl a small amount of
cotton wool then dip it in kero. When you blow past your lit flame stick,
it ignites the kero you're blowing.