Resourced from Montreal Counter Info

We think that it’s important for confrontational tactical knowledge to be widespread for the coming storms of revolt. Confrontational tactics can make us safer, because the police become afraid. We need to be careful when playing with fire, but with care molotovs can greatly increase our power in the streets and help light hard-to-reach areas from afar.


Empty 500ml beer bottles
Motor oil
Gauze or strips of t-shirt
Duct tape

Never touch any of your materials without gloves, to avoid transferring fingerprints.

First, fill the beer bottle half-way with a mixture of 2/3 gasoline and 1/3 motor oil. Adding motor oil makes the fire burn longer and bigger. Leaving empty space in the bottle makes it fill with gas-fumes, which will make the molotov more explosive.

For the fuse (shirt or gauze), tie a knot that will fit in the entrance to the bottle, 1 inch from the top. The fuse should reach the gasoline. If you turn the bottle upside down, the knot should hold. Use duct-tape to make the opening more air-tight, because gasoline evaporates.

For larger molotovs, you can use a wine bottle that has a cap you can twist back on. Perrier works too.

Beer-bottle molotovs can be transported in the packaging. Seal them in a garbage bag to diminish the smell of gasoline, and to keep them clean of fingerprints.

It’s safest to not wait more than 30 seconds to throw after the molotov is lit.

Stay safe! Stay fierce!


On Starting Fires

Understand police take arson seriously. Make sure your crews are tight, have used TOR to reach this site, your DNA is under control, and leave nothing behind but the flames.

There is an abundance of things in this world that are flammable, and an abundance of land destruction tools that deserve fire. Go to it.

Some things to think about.

1. Try to refrain from lighting things on fire in the middle of forests during the dry season.

2. Gasoline isn’t flammable – the fumes from gasoline are.This makes it explosive to light in enclosed spaces – even if you’re just standing outside near the broken window. Also, if you’re using gasoline to light something, it’s best done in combination with another combustible material – wood, rubber, cotton etc. This (and spread) is part of the reason  engine oil or polystyrene is added to molotovs.

3. Lighter fluids aren’t always the most flammable by themselves – they should also be added to other combustible materials.

4. Adding petroleum jelly to cotton rags (and a good spray of zippo fluid) slows down the burn – often long enough for rubber inner tubes or small tires to catch fire.

5. Adding rubber to fire is toxic – but also a quick way to get a fire burning fast and hot enough to actually destroy things like heavy equipment or signal boxes on rail lines.