Making Plastic Explosives from Bleach by The Jolly Roger

Potassium chlorate is an extremely volatile explosive compound,

and has been used in the past as the main explosive filler in

grenades, land mines, and mortar rounds by such countries as

France and Germany. Common household bleach contains a small

amount of potassium chlorate, which can be extracted by the

procedure that follows.


First off, you must obtain:


[1] A heat source (hot plate, stove, etc.)

[2] A hydrometer, or battery hydrometer

[3] A large Pyrex, or enameled steel container (to weigh


[4] Potassium chloride (sold as a salt substitute at health and

nutrition stores)


Take one gallon of bleach, place it in the container, and begin

heating it. While this solution heats, weigh out 63 grams of

potassium chloride and add this to the bleach being heated.

Constantly check the solution being heated with the hydrometer,

and boil until you get a reading of 1.3. If using a battery

hydrometer, boil until you read a FULL charge.


Take the solution and allow it to cool in a refrigerator until it

is between room temperature and 0 degrees Celcius. Filter out the

crystals that have formed and save them. Boil this solution again

and cool as before. Filter and save the crystals.


Take the crystals that have been saved, and mix them with

distilled water in the following proportions: 56 grams per 100

milliliters distilled water. Heat this solution until it boils

and allow to cool. Filter the solution and save the crystals that

form upon cooling. This process of purification is called

"fractional crystalization". These crystals should be relatively

pure potassium chlorate.


Powder these to the consistency of face powder, and heat gently to

drive off all moisture.


Now, melt five parts Vaseline with five parts wax. Dissolve this

in white gasoline (camp stove gasoline), and pour this liquid on

90 parts potassium chlorate (the powdered crystals from above)

into a plastic bowl. Knead this liquid into the potassium

chlorate until intimately mixed. Allow all gasoline to evaporate.


Finally, place this explosive into a cool, dry place. Avoid

friction, sulfur, sulfides, and phosphorous compounds. This

explosive is best molded to the desired shape and density of 1.3

grams in a cube and dipped in wax until water proof. These block

type charges guarantee the highest detonation velocity. Also, a

blasting cap of at least a 3 grade must be used.


The presence of the afore mentioned compounds (sulfur, sulfides,

etc.) results in mixtures that are or can become highly sensitive

and will possibly decompose explosively while in storage. You

should never store homemade explosives, and you must use EXTREME

caution at all times while performing the processes in this



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