How to Make Dynamite by The Jolly Roger

Dynamite is nothing more than just nitroglycerin and a stablizing

agent to make it much safer to use. For the sake of saving time, I

will abbreviate nitroglycerin with a plain NG. The numbers

are percentages, be sure to mix these carefully and be sure to use the

exact amounts. These percentages are in weight ratio, not volume.


no. ingredients amount


#1 NG 32

sodium nitrate 28

woodmeal 10

ammonium oxalate 29

guncotten 1

#2 NG 24

potassium nitrate 9

sodium nitate 56

woodmeal 9

ammonium oxalate 2

#3 NG 35.5

potassium nitrate 44.5

woodmeal 6

guncotton 2.5

vaseline 5.5

powdered charcoal 6

#4 NG 25

potassium nitrate 26

woodmeal 34

barium nitrate 5

starch 10

#5 NG 57

potassium nitrate 19

woodmeal 9

ammonium oxalate 12

guncotton 3

#6 NG 18

sodium nitrate 70

woodmeal 5.5

potassium chloride 4.5

chalk 2

#7 NG 26

woodmeal 40

barium nitrate 32

sodium carbonate 2

#8 NG 44

woodmeal 12

anhydrous sodium sulfate 44

#9 NG 24

potassium nitrate 32.5

woodmeal 33.5

ammonium oxalate 10

#10 NG 26

potassium nitrate 33

woodmeal 41

#11 NG 15

sodium nitrate 62.9

woodmeal 21.2

sodium carbonate .9

#12 NG 35

sodium nitrate 27

woodmeal 10

ammonium oxalate 1

#13 NG 32

potassium nitrate 27

woodmeal 10

ammonium oxalate 30

guncotton 1

#14 NG 33

woodmeal 10.3

ammonium oxalate 29

guncotton .7

potassium perchloride 27

#15 NG 40

sodium nitrate 45

woodmeal 15

#16 NG 47

starch 50

guncotton 3

#17 NG 30

sodium nitrate 22.3

woodmeal 40.5

potassium chloride 7.2

#18 NG 50

sodium nitrate 32.6

woodmeal 17

ammonium oxalate .4

#19 NG 23

potassium nitrate 27.5

woodmeal 37

ammonium oxalate 8

barium nitrate 4

calcium carbonate .5


Household equivalants for chemicles


It has come to my attention that many of these chemicles are

sold under brand names, or have household equivalants. here is a list

that might help you out. Also, see elsewhere in this Cookbook for

a more complete listing............


acetic acid vinegar

aluminum oxide alumia

aluminum potassium sulfate alum

aluminum sulfate alum

ammonium hydroxide ammonia

carbon carbonate chalk

calcium hypochloride bleaching powder

calcium oxide lime

calcium sulfate plaster of paris

carbonic acid seltzer

carbon tetrachloride cleaning fluid

ethylene dichloride Dutch fluid

ferric oxide iron rust

glucose corn syrup

graphite pencil lead

hydrochloric acid muriatic acid

hydrogen peroxide peroxide

lead acetate sugar of lead

lead tetrooxide red lead

magnesium silicate talc

magnesium sulfate Epsom salts

naphthalene mothballs

phenol carbolic acid

potassium bicarbonate cream of tartar

potassium chromium sulf. chrome alum

potassium nitrate saltpeter

sodium dioxide sand

sodium bicarbonate baking soda

sodium borate borax

sodium carbonate washing soda

sodium chloride salt

sodium hydroxide lye

sodium silicate water glass

sodium sulfate glauber's salt

sodium thiosulfate photographer's hypo

sulferic acid battery acid

sucrose cane sugar

zinc chloride tinner's fluid


Keep this list handy at all times. If you can't seem to get one

or more of the ingredients try another one. If you still can't, you

can always buy small amounts from your school, or maybe from various

chemical companies. When you do that, be sure to say as little as

possible, if during the school year, and they ask, say it's for a

experiment for school.