5 Responses to “Improvised Emergency Glue”

  1. Brad says:

    Also, be very careful with this, as it is essentially napalm until it has cured. My borther and I had some very dangerous times with this mixture and a lighter. It nearly melted through the sole of his shoe. It may be a good adhesive, but the danger factor is something to consider.

  2. Lawrence says:

    Of course, gasoline plus styrofoam equals naplam….
    thus, be careful as this sticky mess is also VERY flamable.

  3. Chris says:

    I think, but I’m not certain that when burned, Polystyrene (styrofoam is expanded polystyrene) produces polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (causes cancer) carbon soot (also can cause cancer) and carbon monoxide which is poisonous.

    So don’t breath the smoke!

  4. Chris says:

    Very cool article, I’m going to file this into my memory in case I ever need adhesive while out camping!

  5. Cat says:

    I just found on a website where you can use pure orange essential oil. Its obviously the acid that melts it and less dangerous maybe?

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