Squirt gun And Hot Water: Parlor Trick For Below-Zero Days

It’s cold outside, but that won’t stop the fun. All you need is some hot water and a squirt gun and, voila! You’ve got a steam gun.

“Woke up to a balmy -41C this morning in South Porcupine, ON. Thought I’d share what happens when you mix boiling water and a water gun and take it outside for a few shots,” wrote YouTube user chrisgsauce.

Good idea. In the two days since it was posted, the video has been viewed more than a million times! If you do this, be sure to be careful of the hot water or melting a squirt gun. The maker used boiling water and can be seen wearing oven mitts.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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