‘Low-Tech,’ ‘Old-Fashioned’ Way to Make DIY Gunpowder…Using Your Urine
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By DeepseekerADS
  • 1 Post By Smithbrown

Thread: ‘Low-Tech,’ ‘Old-Fashioned’ Way to Make DIY Gunpowder…Using Your Urine

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    19250 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!

    ‘Low-Tech,’ ‘Old-Fashioned’ Way to Make DIY Gunpowder…Using Your Urine

    ?Low-Tech,? ?Old-Fashioned? Way to Make DIY Gunpowder?Using Your Urine | Video | TheBlaze.com

    Jun. 15, 2015 2:28pm Liz Klimas

    How Cody from CodysLab on YouTube makes his own gunpowder is “low-tech,” “old-fashioned” and “natural.”

    Cody has a firearm to protect his expansive property and in the video he cited an example of when he’s been glad to have his gun.

    “I’ve never had to shoot anyone, but you know, if the world goes to hell you may have to,” he said.

    “I prefer something that can take them out from a long range,” he added, tapping the firearm slung over his shoulder. “I’m pretty good with it and I’ve got a lot of bullets saved up, but you know, I don’t have an unlimited supply. … So today I’m going to procure a supply of potassium nitrate so I can make gunpowder.”

    On a tarp, Cody laid down a pile of straw and added crushed limestone to it.

    “I need to add lots of nitrogen for the bacteria to oxidize and turn into nitrate. I could use fertilizer, but that’s going to get expensive … instead I’m going to use urine,” Cody said. “Basically all my pee that I’ll produce this summer is going to go into this pile.”

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	diy-gunpowder.jpg 
Views:	104 
Size:	110.4 KB 
ID:	1176088

    After that though, he said it would need to sit for the rest of the year.

    In the end, Cody estimated that he’d get 10 to 12 grams of potassium nitrate from his DIY gunpowder endeavor.

    Cody had similar setup in a black trash bag aged 18 months that he tested for his viewers.

    He leeched out some of the product with water. He then added this liquid to wood ash, which he said contains sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate.

    After a few hours he had a less cloudy solution with solid products precipitated out. Cody boiled down the solution. The process continued as he refined his product, and Cody eventually ended up with some dry nitrate crystals.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	nitrate-crystals_1.jpg 
Views:	271 
Size:	44.7 KB 
ID:	1176089

    Collecting other ingredients — charcoal and sulfur — and adding them to nitrate crystals, Cody then demonstrated how his DIY gunpowder could shoot a lead ball out of his makeshift gun, a metal pipe that he loads musket style.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	gunpowder.jpg 
Views:	112 
Size:	44.1 KB 
ID:	1176090


    Check out his video:

    Bullet:Mich. likes this.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

  2. #2

    May 2006
    413 times
    You might find this useful: www.middelaldercentret.dk/pdf/Ho_report11.pdf
    DeepseekerADS likes this.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Mr. FreedomUIC to you!

    Jan 2010
    437 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What I find useful is having enough gunpowder stored so I don't have to whiz in anything.
    It is even easier if shooting/reloading is your hobby.......
    [R.I.P. Rich Hartford - Champion CRH of All Time]

  4. #4
    Mar 2004
    Severn, Maryland
    3201 times
    Cache Hunting
    The problem with black powder is when you make "Corn Granular Crystals" and then try and grind them for "Good" black powder. The crystals are piezoelectric and can make their own "Spark" and blow up. That's why the normal life of a Fireworks factory is like 3 years. The stuff he is making will work, just not the range as what you can buy. Horse manure as it ages also is a source for KNO3. Just a few things I learned while still in H.S., a Loooooong time ago.

  5. #5
    ~Texana Curator~

    Sep 2012
    TX Hill Country
    Garrett AT PRO ~ Propointer ~ Modified Lesche ~ Predator Little Eagle ~ Royal Picks ~ Marshalltown Trowels ~ Sift Tables/Screens
    1017 times
    Relic Hunting

    ‘Low-Tech,’ ‘Old-Fashioned’ Way to Make DIY Gunpowder…Using Your Urine

    Poor guy.

    Between his tough talk and all that pissing on a tarp - he must not have the time to find what he really needs - a freakin' girlfriend.

    But seriously,

    Here in my area, like numerous places elsewhere - the local confederate sympathizers utilized our caves/cavern systems to obtain bat guano for the sole purpose of refining for saltpetre/niter.

    Some are still utilized today for agriculture - fertilizer supplement.

    A lot of those same caves/caverns also hosted stills during Prohibition.

    You Ain't Done Wild And Reckless, Till You've Done It In Texas!

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    40573 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Funny but good post

    Approved TreasureNet Stickers

    .:: $2.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::. I have 89 left PM me if you would like to buy any Tommy

    (Free Shipping)

    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers



Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. The Urine Sample:
    By DeepseekerADS in forum Comedy Central
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jun 11, 2014, 02:51 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Aug 22, 2013, 10:36 PM
  3. Gotta pee? Researchers developing urine-powered cell phone
    By jeff of pa in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jul 22, 2013, 10:46 AM
  4. Just a good old fashioned hunt!
    By detectahead in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Oct 26, 2010, 03:01 AM
  5. Old fashioned clam bake.
    By COUNTRY GIRL in forum My Daily Snapshot
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Sep 24, 2007, 10:20 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0