3. Stir and scrape the bucket sides occasionally until the mixture is reduced to one quarter of its original volume, then stir continuously.
4. As the water evaporates, the mixture will bccome thicker until it reaches the consistency of cooked breakfast cereal or homemade fudge. At this stage of thickness, remove the bucket from the heat source, and spread the mass on the metal sheet.
4. Insert blasting cap Just beneath the surface of the explosive mix.
NOTE: Confining the open end of the container will add to the effectiveness of the explosive. Section I
16 No. 9 "RED OR WHITE POWDER" PROPELLANT
"Red or White Powder" Propellant may be prepared in a simple, safe manner. The formulation described below will result in approximately 2-1/2 pounds of powder. This is a small arms propellant and should only be used in weapons with 1/2 in. inside diameter or less, such as the Match Gun or the 7.62 Carbine, but not pistols.
Heat source (Kitchen stove or open fire) 2 gallon metal bucket Measuring cup ($ ounces) Wooden spoon or rubber spatula Metal sheet or aluminum foil (at least Id in. sq.) Flat window screen (at least l ft. sq.) Potassium nitrate (granulated) 2-1/3 cups White sugar (granulated) 2 cups Powdered ferric oxide (rust) 1/3 cup (if available) Clear water, 3-1/2 cups
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