Winter Camp Logo

Winter Camp Universe
Hydrogen Ballooning Details

Do you know of another event that's used nearly a ton of flour?

What's Next?

Winter Camp Shopping
Friday, December 24, 2021 at 10:00am
Sam's Club
Northline rd in Southgate.

Winter Camp / Planning / Hydrogen Ballooning Details

Hydrogen Ballooning Details

Section Menu

Activity Tools
Meal Tools
Theme Tools
Scheduling Tools

Submitted by:Traditional on 11/30/2001 or sooner
Held:Not Yet
Category:Banned
Typical Duration:90
Skills Required:Mental, Creative
Difficulty:Easy
Location:Outdoors
Time Frame:Night
Work as:Group
Equipment Needs:Average
DescriptionThe goal is to fill a balloon with hydrogen, allow it to gain some altitude and then have it explode, typically by means of a fuse.
BasicsTypically, we fill a single balloon with hydrogen generated from an old weather balloon kit and using a gum out can as an engine. Running the hose from the can to the balloon through ice, snow, or water is a good idea.
Why is this something we want to do?When it works, we get a loud mid-air explosion.
Variations:We could get actual cylinders of hydrogen which might let us do this on a much larger scale.
Equipment List:Balloons
Fuse
Hydrogen cylinder
Gum out can
Weather balloon kit
Mitigated Risk:BAN (Details)
Reviewed Date:2021-09-18
Reviewer:Steve Donohue