How To: Make your own black powder substitute

Make your own black powder substitute

How to Make your own black powder substitute

In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make your own black powder substitute. For this you will need potassium nitrate, charcoal, sugar, a digital scale and a spoon. Take 16 grams of potassium nitrate and crush it make it into a fine powder. Then take 4 grams of sugar and mix it with potassium nitrate powder. Finally take 3 grams of charcoal and add it to the previous mixture. Mix the powder well so that all three ingredients are well mixed. Your black powder substitute is now ready. But, a word of caution before you do anything with the powder. Since, this is an explosive be very careful in how you use the black powder.


Could anyone suggest an alternative to charcoal when making black powder. it needs to be something easy to grind down that i can find around my house

Yes, you can substitute fine saw dust for Charcoal. They use Saw dust for making nitroglycerine explosive for producing dynamite, about a 1:1 equal volume mix with the liquid glycerine before they nitrate it. making it more stable and cleaner so its not shock sensitive, so when you drop it it doesn't go off. You can buy the fine saw dust at hardware stores, or you could go to a wood shop and ask to.

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