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Old 02-02-2013, 01:06 AM   #21
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A long time ago I was considering making my own powder, and found myself a recipe (before the days of google). One of the ingredients was a quart of stale urine. I ventured on to other pursuits.
Are you serious, I would love see that recipe.............
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"Gunpowder from Urine."


“That When A Lady Lifts Her Skirt, She Shoots A Horrid Yankee.” The Story Of Confederate Women’s Urine And The Manufacture Of Gunpowder"
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Hey you never know. When you really get into it you'd be amazed at where you can get raw chemicals from.
Chicken sh!t= salt peter for instance.
On a side note making your own black powder is both time consuming and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
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i had a friend in grade school that made a sort of black powder out of some charcoal & ground up multi-vitamins. i'll be damned if it didn't burn similar to modern smokless powder.

good thing he quit messin with it before someone got hurt because even back then i thought that was a bad idea
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Let's go ahead and nix this thread now. Anybody making their own explosive compounds at home has either

a) an education how to do it,
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b) s*** for brains.

You'll blow your damn face off. Seriously.
While that may be true in some cases, it's not true in ALL cases. This thread has a HUGE amount of BS in it. There is an improvised explosive that contains sugar. I don't think it's meant as a firearm propellant. I also would not personally add anything myself to my firearms propellant. In this mix, the sugar IS the carbon donor.

Seems like a lot of this stuff here is riding on the outskirts of truth, but still in the land of misinformation due to lack of comprehension. (But not all)
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"Gunpowder from Urine."

Consume massive quantities of "WILD TURKEY"..!
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Now that`s pretty darn cool, thanks for posting that................
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They told me triple 7 is sucrose - based instead of sulfur- based like BP. More energy per unit by volume. Haven't tried it in my coffee yet, though. Way too expensive.
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Thanks now I know what they mean. I have read where the early Ky. Rifles were "Sweet" shooters.
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As clar8ter says- charcoal (or sugar) is the fuel. Nitrates are the oxidizer. Sulfur lowers ignition temp.


St. Barbara (patron saint of those that fool with explosives and artillery) is busy enough- do not increase her work load.

If you must experiment please do so where (A) your demise will not harm your neighbors, and (b) it will be easy for the folks with the firehoses to flush the bloody pulp off the walls, ceiling, etc.


I was visiting a major explosives making company- can't name names, but sort of THE explosives maker. As you get closer to the point of operation, the man-loading (number of people allowed in an area) drops off. At the final point, there is a place that you remove your ID, and leave it at that place before entering.

In a very bad event, they will know who was in what is now a large smoking hole in the ground. And THAT is with a well run, professional operation that follows established safety practices.

Think about THAT before dragging out the Anarchist's Cookbook.
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