posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 10:44 PM
reply to post by ownbestenemy
As kids we used to use model rocket motors, pvc pipe and black powder to make explosives.
Technically, they were rocket propelled grenades. Not very accurate, but lots of fun.
We hunted, fished and camped out for fun. No campers, freeze dried food or cell phones. We had food we'd bought from mowing yards and returning
scavenged bottles. We ate whatever we caught or shot too. Nobody needed a license to get black powder either. We could get things that cut, burned and
blew up. We could also get guns, liquor, smokes and chewing tobacco. Porn was hard to come by. Survival was just common sense though.
That was back before people became so stupid. Kids understood guns and knives.
Now adults have to be warned not to use electric toasters in the shower.
I think there were several successful flamethrower designs by twelve year olds in the pre-video game years as well.
Nope, ammo cost too much even 40 years ago.
Any 12 year old from the seventies could have given homeland security conniption fits.
I'll bet Chuck Norris was 12 once.