It is getting to that time of year again. The days of summer are super hot and the 4th of July is right around the corner. Back in the day when I still found fireworks exciting we used to spend our money on 2 different types of fire works. Those were fire crackers and bottle rockets. I lived in a rural town in northern Iowa so we had lots of space. The exciting part of what we use to have wars with all the neighbor kids.
Yes I know not the smartest thing to do, but we wouldn’t have any other way. Although fire crackers didn’t make for a great weapon because of the short range radius they did however make for the ultimate stealth scare. The best we could do to get a laugh was throw behind someone when they weren’t looking. If you could get them a definitely was better than a good shot with a bottle rocket.
Fire crackers were used as a small TNT to blow stuff up. We would put them in every crevice we can find and lite it up and hope for a great explosion and destruction. If we could find a good ant hill forget about it.
Bottle rockets look out. We took the bottle out of bottle rockets. We would just lite them and throw. The best challenge was throwing them down the street and getting them to skip on the road. Just like a rock on a lake.
We kept out fireworks simple. We only had so much money so we had to utilize what little we had. And fireworks and bottle rockets was the best return on investment because of the hours of adventure we could get in with them.