Monday, January 09, 2006

MRE Fireworks

Do you have leftover MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat)? If so, donate the food to Bou for her hurricane supplies. She and her rolling ball of noise love MREs. But, be sure to keep the heating packs for this assignment.

Do you have glo sticks or paint balls handy?

If so, you have all the makings of redneck hurricane survivor MRE fireworks!

Yes folks, this is a true story. Although, this was tried at home, I don't know if I recommend it. Unfortunately, I didn't witness this but I am proudly related to the people who did this. Yes, my oldest sister brought in the New Year with homemade MRE fireworks. She still has MREs lurking around her house since Ivan, Dennis, Katrina (just name a hurricane in the last two years). Immediately after Ivan, her boys discovered MRE heating packs make good bombs. So, while sitting around the bon fire, sipping on whatever's good, someone's little light went off. They prepared the "bombs". First, attempt they emptied the glo stick contents into the packet. It wasn't satisfactory. Then, they just put the glo sticks in. This produced pretty results. But, it was the paint ball bomb that the boys loved the most. I think this is more of a daylight firework. But, Improviser witnessed the results the following day and he was impressed. And it takes a lot to impress Improviser.

Gotta love family.