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    ....At 15 years old I had my drivers license....my first truck , a civilian Dodge Power Wagon that measured miles by the oil used.
    After rebuilding that go-anywhere truck....customization was in order. My first addition was a CB radio and under the hood loud speaker. Hanging out in the parking lot of a"local"Jack in the box I realized I could park behind the "Jack" and act as the order taker.
    We were kicked to the curb when the line of cars was stalled over the wrong orders.
    ....My Dad asked if he could borrow the Power Wagon one day and forgot to tell him of another modification....the horn button !
    I had installed a switch to make the button not only honk the horn but also a volley of windshield washer pumps !
    Dad , at a red light, was behind a motor cop when he tapped the horn , soaking the poor cyclist......He has some 'splaining to do and so did I !
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    Quote Originally Posted by chub View Post
    thats remarkable- the car antenna...ha ha we also used it. Also found that a cattle/sheep drenching gun had the right size 'barrel' after we cut the bend out of it. I see the anarchist cookbook is available as a free pdf. We used to bend a mouse trap so that the flat neck breaking length of wire became a v shape point then cut a slot for a 12 ga shell in the wood and drill a 1/8 hole under the sear where the cheese goes. the trip wire gets tied around the sear and through the 1/8 hole... I guess these days these are all jail worthy offenses. back then it was just a way to spend the weekend.

    thinking back we were actually expert marksman with slingshot and pellet gun. We just shot so often. Shooting a peg off the line at 25 or 30 feet consistently with a slingshot. One time my brother shot and killed a seagull at (what seemed like) 100 yards or more.

    Chub
    The cookbook is online but not the same by any means. They took all of the fun stuff out of it. I think just googling it will get you looked at and God forbid you actually order a copy.
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    man ya'll did do messed up stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Canoga Park, California, July 7, 1970, 5:30pm. My younger brother is loading large bottle rockets into one of the four, 24Ē steel connecting tubes, from our Korean War-era bunk bed, that I am currently holding on my shoulder like a bazooka. We are ensconced in an almost impenetrable Magnolia tree, giving us reasonable protection from the ďenemyĒ bottle rocket team across the street, in Timmy Johnsonís shrubs.

    We had been trading shots for about ten-minutes, when my brother tapped me on the head signaling he had just lit a loaded rocket. I aimed just a little high this time, to see if I could bounce it off the wall behind the shrubs and ruin Timmy and Orlandoís day! The rocket left the tube with a hiss just as the police car rolled into my peripheral vision.

    Both Cops had their windows down, and were looking at the Johnsonís house when the bottle rocket flew through the open window on the passenger side, and out the driverís side window of the still rolling car, before hitting Timmyís wall and blowing up! I was in the Seventh-grade, and to say I was freaked out would be a mild understatement as the policeman hit the brakes and came out of the car with their guns drawn.

    My brother and I were onto the roof and into the backyard before they ever left the street! My Mother asked me what was going on as I came in the back door holding the bunk bed part. I shrugged and was about to say something stupid when the doorbell rang. My Mom answered, it was the two Cops. We heard her say, ďNo, my boys are with their Dad,Ē and shut the door. We knew we were dead.
    We did similar using wooden toy milk bottles and M80s as the propellant but I never put one through a cop car!
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    So far I like Terry Soloman's best. Here's a true one, without exaggeration I did, without even thinking I'd get a rise out of it. It was the week before Halloween long before Halloween became the big thing it is now. Like 1968 or so. My friend and I wanted to put up "scary stuff". Back then it was a sheet in a tree, or noises from a bush. We didn't have much to work with. No latex. So, my dad had a life size white Styrofoam mannequin in the basement. We decided make we could make a scary scarecrow or something like that. "Zombie" wasn't really used back then. So it was dark. And foggy. I grabbed the thing and started just walking down the street. Going to my friend's house. Just walking. So I get one house away and the next door neighbor decides to turn the outside incandescent front porch light on. I stopped. The girl who lived there looked out the front door in my direction and started screaming. Really screaming. Blood curling screams. Her mother came to see what was going on, she looks outside, and starts screaming and grabs her daughter and they both scream together. Now dumbell here did not realize a white styrofoam mannequin, in the dark, in a dense fog, with a light shining on it looks really wild. Scared the snot out of them. Didn't mean to, hadn't' thought about it beforehand, but hey! Never did tell them what had happened. I guess they though a specter was really after them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    The cookbook is online but not the same by any means. They took all of the fun stuff out of it. I think just googling it will get you looked at and God forbid you actually order a copy.
    I have an original print 1st edition, what parts did they take out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienLifeForm View Post
    I have an original print 1st edition, what parts did they take out?
    Id be happy to buy that off of you or a full photocopy version. They took out a lot. No more poisons darts c4 and tnt recipes. Like I said most of the fun stuff. You don't need the book to learn how to wash dishes without water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    Id be happy to buy that off of you or a full photocopy version. They took out a lot. No more poisons darts c4 and tnt recipes. Like I said most of the fun stuff. You don't need the book to learn how to wash dishes without water!
    It's part of my collection of rare books, but I may be able to make copies. I also have a pretty hard to find one called the Poor Mans James Bond by Kurt Saxon, it is pretty similar in content - released in 1972. Have you heard of it before?

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    You guys probably know that the AC has some critical errors in chemistry that makes some hacks quite dangerous. I don't recall exactly what they were but even as a hi schooler many decades ago, I spotted them immediately.
    I dumped my copy so none of my dumber friends would get hold of it. So use it for ideas if you want, but check all chemistry on the internet at a trusted site. And preferably do so from a free wifi spot that doesn't have cameras! And changing your MAC address before using it too.

    And while we're on the subject, they don't call Kurt Saxon Ole 3 fingers for nothing. Never trust his stuff either.

    eta: you can get all this stuff as digitals on the torrent stream if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampFerguson/TN View Post
    You guys probably know that the AC has some critical errors in chemistry that makes some hacks quite dangerous. I don't recall exactly what they were but even as a hi schooler many decades ago, I spotted them immediately.
    I dumped my copy so none of my dumber friends would get hold of it. So use it for ideas if you want, but check all chemistry on the internet at a trusted site. And preferably do so from a free wifi spot that doesn't have cameras! And changing your MAC address before using it too.

    And while we're on the subject, they don't call Kurt Saxon Ole 3 fingers for nothing. Never trust his stuff either.

    eta: you can get all this stuff as digitals on the torrent stream if you want.
    Indeed, a lot of stuff in these books can kill or maim you, and some of the stuff is outright laughable like the section on smoking banana peels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienLifeForm View Post
    It's part of my collection of rare books, but I may be able to make copies. I also have a pretty hard to find one called the Poor Mans James Bond by Kurt Saxon, it is pretty similar in content - released in 1972. Have you heard of it before?
    I have heard of saxon as well. If you feel you want to make photocopies I am down for a copy of the original. I am lon
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    past the days of experimenting with the book. I just miss it. It was stolen from me in the very late 70's early 80's. I have not seen a copy since to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    I have heard of saxon as well. If you feel you want to make photocopies I am down for a copy of the original. I am lon
    g
    past the days of experimenting with the book. I just miss it. It was stolen from me in the very late 70's early 80's. I have not seen a copy since to replace it.
    Sure thing, ill shoot you a message sometime next week or weekend when I'm able to dig it out.
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    I remember my 70 olds 442

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    my first real job was at a gas station as a teen ( price then was 24.9 per gallon)

    anyways, in the winter we put snow in a box and pour a little gasoline on it, and lit it. It was funny seeing snow burn. Kids. don't try this at home!!

    this thread is making me remember bad things

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    In seventh grade or so, around Halloween time we made a half-axed dummy and rigged it onto an old bike and hid in the bushes at the bottom of a long hill. Around dusk, when a truck came by, we sent the bike right into the path of the truck. The poor guy jammed his brakes on and the bike fell over just after it cleared his driver side bumper. I'm sure he thought he hit some kid. He jumped out and when he realized it was a dummy, he let out a string of some of the finest swear words we had ever heard. Hilarious to us at the time, not funny to me now. The guy could easily have had a heart attack.

    Our same crew thought it would be brilliant one winter afternoon after school to get off the schoolbus first, before the younger kids did. We were cool, so we always sat all the way in the back. When we got to our stop, we pushed our way to the front and got off. We scooped snow and packed some good hard snowballs. As the last kid got off the bus, someone gave the order to fire and we hurled our frozen missiles at the defenseless bus driver. A number of rounds found their mark but none of us had really given any thought of what would ensue. Without an escape plan, we stood there frozen in fear as he shouted in rage and headed down the steps of the bus. That driver was off the bus in a flash, ran us all down, pushed us into the snow and ground our faces into the "Connecticut sunshine" saying "How do you like that you little b*st*rds?". Our biggest fear was that our parents would find out but, thankfully, that never happened. That would NOT have been pretty for us, as corporal punishment was still in vogue. This was well over 50 years ago. Nowadays, the driver would have been arrested and we all would have been expelled from school after undergoing "victim's counselling" for the stress of the well-deserved consequences.

    The list is endless but those are a couple of good examples. I'd like to thank my guardian angel for not allowing any of the incredibly bad possible outcomes to happen.
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