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How to Make
the Ultimate Smoke Bomb
This tutorial explains how to make a high output smoke bomb. This
mixture burns slower than the typical smoke mix formula found on the
internet and outputs a thicker smoke. A little bit goes a long way!
For materials you will need:
-Potassium Nitrate - Can be bought of internet sites like eBay, at
hardware stores as powdered stump remover, (make sure you read the
back to make sure it is potassium nitrate!), and at some fertilizer
-Wax (candle wax, paraffin, etc.)
Cardboard Tubes/Aluminum Foil -
This is used to contain the mix.
Step 1 - Weigh
Weigh Out the chemicals in this ratio: 6 parts Potassium Nitrate, 4
parts sugar, 3 parts wax. Remember, this ratio is by WEIGHT, not
Mix the Potassium Nitrate and Sugar together until completely mixed.
Step 2 - Preparing the
Next, place the wax in a different
container and melt it.
Once completely melted, start
slowly adding the nitrate/sugar mix and stir it in to the molten wax.
Once you have nearly added in all
of the mix, put a little bit of the nitrate/sugar powder off to the
side for later, you will use this to prime the smoke bomb.
Step 3 - Making the
waxy mix into airtight tubes or aluminum foil. It is very important
that not much air can get to the mix while it is burning or it will
burn with a flame instead of smoke.
Once the tube is near full, add
the nitrate/sugar powder you saved to the top of the mix.
Add a fuse
and cover the mix with a tube cap or with aluminum foil.
Now you are ready to light it!
About an ounce of this composition will burn for about a minute, so
just a little it of this composition will go a very long way. I am
able to smoke out the forest in my backyard with just a few ounces of
this stuff. In all of my years of messing with pyrotechnics, this is
by far the best smoke formula I have found.
Enjoy and be careful!
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