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I guess I will always be a kid at heart, especially when it comes to shooting toys and campfires.

The best toy I've discovered to shoot at doggies and campfires is one that shoots baby marshmallows.

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My GSD (he passed several years ago) loved catching mini marshmallows in his mouth. It was a kick to watch our Sheltie catch in the air the one's the GSD missed. Can a mini marshmallow hurt? Nahhh...but they do puff up in the campfire.
https://www.amazon.com/Marshmallow-Fun-C........dp/B00077FCT0?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1

Then I came across this little toy, Bug-A-Salt.

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i would NOT shoot at doggies or people, but it definitely blasts away small bugs and flys; ammo is plain table salt. Not many bugs play in the fire, but its a kick to shoot salt at cooling embers. Saw it in action a few weeks ago while camping at the coast, decided it's time to join the fun. A bit pricey for a toy (slightly more than a box of handgun ammo), but hey, "life's a gas"...right?

https://www.amazon.com/BUG-A-SALT-3-0-Yellow/dp/B089CDCCR1?ref_=ast_sto_dp


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I'm not a fan at shooting at pets or people, no matter what, even marshmallows...

Bug-A-Salt is a freaking awesome bug killer!

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philh wrote:

I'm not a fan at shooting at pets or people, no matter what, even marshmallows...

Bug-A-Salt is a freaking awesome bug killer!


You mean, as a kid, you never got into water balloon battles or squirt gun fights with the neighborhood kids? LOL, just last week, I was challenged by my grand-nephews (5 & 8 years) to a water fight with some big water blaster type-guns. Guess what? We all got wet.

Guess I've been blessed, as all my dogs are Alpha types and do not cower or run away from a mini marshmallows flying in their direction. To them, its a game....but I understand your apprehension of not shooting bjects at pets and people.

YouTube has videos of both these toys in action.

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Me?
My money is on a remote for the synthetic campfires of the 2030s

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Timmo! wrote:

philh wrote:

I'm not a fan at shooting at pets or people, no matter what, even marshmallows...

Bug-A-Salt is a freaking awesome bug killer!


You mean, as a kid, you never got into water balloon battles or squirt gun fights with the neighborhood kids? LOL, just last week, I was challenged by my grand-nephews (5 & 8 years) to a water fight with some big water blaster type-guns. Guess what? We all got wet.

Guess I've been blessed, as all my dogs are Alpha types and do not cower or run away from a mini marshmallows flying in their direction. To them, its a game....but I understand your apprehension of not shooting bjects at pets and people.

YouTube has videos of both these toys in action.


Me and my brother when we were kids had BB gun fights. Those old red riders would sting like a bee. Then around the 4th the fights would start with bottle rockets and roman candles. LOL Those were the days.


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Just so you know, mini-marshmallows fit perfectly inside 1/2 inch CPVC water tubing, so 18 inches thereof makes a perfect blow-gun. Try not to slobber when blowing . . . .





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1/2 inch CPVC,18" long...10 mini marshmallows..grandkids gonna find out grandpa cheats.[emoticon]


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1/2 inch CPVC,18" long...10 mini marshmallows..grandkids gonna find out grandpa cheats.[emoticon]


A wise man once pointed out that experience and deceit trump youthful exuberance every time.

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jetboater454 wrote:

1/2 inch CPVC,18" long...10 mini marshmallows..grandkids gonna find out grandpa cheats.[emoticon]


Ahh, a fellow pea shooter. As a kid, we came across some 1 foot fiberglass tubes with diameter perfect for dried peas. Our mom bought bags of dried peas and we spent hours blowing targets away. Next spring we had errant pea plants growing here and there.

BB guns were verboten as a youth (no red rider stings here) but, 22 rifles were not. Go figure.

Back in the day, Long Beach Police Pistol Range and the Boy Scouts had gun training program on Saturdays. Sometimes my parents could not join me, so I took the bus. Imagine that, an unsupervised 8 year old carrying a 22 rifle with ammo, in a public bus in Southern California.

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