Anyone can get many chemicals from hardware stores, supermarkets, and

drug stores to get the materials to make explosives or other dangerous

compounds. A would-be terrorist would merely need a station wagon and some

money to acquire many of the chemicals named here.


Chemical Used In Available at

________ _______ ____________


alcohol, ethyl * alcoholic beverages liquor stores

solvents (95% min. for both) hardware stores


ammonia + CLEAR household ammonia supermarkets/7-eleven


ammonium instant-cold paks, drug stores,

nitrate fertilizers medical supply stores


nitrous oxide pressurizing whip cream party supply stores

poppers (like CO2 ctgs.) Head shops (The Alley at

Belmont/Clark, Chgo)


magnesium firestarters surplus/camping stores


lecithin vitamins pharmacies/drug stores


mineral oil cooking, laxative supermarket/drug stores


mercury mercury thermometers supermarkets,

hardware stores


sulfuric acid uncharged car batteries automotive stores


glycerine pharmacies/drug stores


sulfur gardening gardening/hardware store


charcoal charcoal grills supermarkets

gardening stores


sodium nitrate fertilizer gardening store


cellulose (cotton) first aid drug

medical supply stores


strontium nitrate road flares surplus/auto stores,


fuel oil kerosene stoves surplus/camping stores,


bottled gas propane stoves surplus/camping stores,


potassium permanganate water purification purification plants


hexamine or hexamine stoves surplus/camping stores

methenamine (camping)


nitric acid ^ cleaning printing printing shops

plates photography stores


Iodine disinfectant (tinture) Pharmacy, OSCO


sodium perchlorate solidox pellets hardware stores

(VERY impure) for cutting torches



^ Nitric acid is very difficult to find nowadays. It is usually stolen

by bomb makers, or made by the process described in a later section. A

desired concentration for making explosives about 70%.


& The iodine sold in drug stores is usually not the pure crystaline form

that is desired for producing ammonium triiodide crystals. To obtain the pure

form, it must usually be acquired by a doctor's prescription, but this can be

expensive. Once again, theft is the means that terrorists result to.



-= Exodus =-