Monday, August 30, 2010


It is almost Fall - which means more campfires!
Here is a way to add a little more interest to your campfires - add a Hippie Pipe! It makes lots of greens, blues & purples come out in the flames. Just make sure you don't roast marshmellows, hotdogs or any other food over the flames as long as the hippie pipe is in the fire! I also would not advise to not breathe in alot of the smoke/fumes.

Hippie Pipe - it is basically just a piece of copper pipe about 10 to 12 inches in length* and  1/2 to 3/4 inches in diameter. Drill 5 or six holes in the pipe so it looks like a flute. Add a piece of old garden hose just a little smaller than the pipe. Older hoses work better than newer plastic ones. (* - it can actually be any length you want, that is just the size we use.) Put the pipe into the fire - carefully! It works best near the bottom in the middle. Enjoy the colors! The next day after the ashes are cooled, pick out the pipe, clean out and save for the next use. Just put in a new piece of hose next time you want to use it.

Here is a video, but the colors don't show up as well. Enjoy!

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