posted on May, 11 2008 @ 04:25 PM
yea, black powder can be bad..........ust use your common sense.
oops, make that rare sense, i forgot its not being issued on a regular basis.
you need around 75% saltpeter(finely ground), 15% charcoal and 10% sulfur.
All ingredients must be fine ground separately. This can be accomplished with either a mortar and pestle, or with a hand-cranked flour mill. Never mix
all three ingredients before grinding unless you want to turn your mill into a deadly grenade, or your mortar into a cannon that can blow off your
fingers or even your hand.
Then the ingredients can be mixed with a small amount of water so the mixture comes out with biscuit-dough consistency. Usually when I mix the
ingredients, I add just enough stale urine to make the batch bunch about like biscuit dough. The urine, substituted for water, gives the powder more
oxygen and higher performance.
after all that its as simple as letting it air dry. never use to much water/urine because nitrogen has a chance of developing.
and there yea go, just be careful.........VERY careful.
its best use in a survival situation is, if you are in the area of ducks, make a small "shot" cannon (can be filled with 1 inch pebels or whatever)
and use it on the ducks like a large shotgun.
[edit on 11-5-2008 by Infadel]