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I need saltpeter

  1. Feb 12, 2005 #1
    from where can I get saltpeter?
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  3. Feb 12, 2005 #2


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    You probably can't. It is a restricted chemical (a powerful oxidizer, and may be toxic as well) in the US. It can only be bought by academic/research institutions.
  4. Feb 12, 2005 #3
    I remember back when I was a kid we bought saltpeter in food stores.We then mixed it with sugar and ignited WOW! lots a smoke and fun . :rofl: :tongue:
    Is it even posible to make it on my own?
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