Nail Grenade 

Effective fragmentation grenades can be made from a block of tnt or 
other blasting explosive and nails.    

Material Required: 

Block of TNT or other blasting explosive 
Non-electric (military or improvised) blasting cap 
Fuse Cord 
Tape, string, wire, or glue 


1) If an explosive charge other than a standard TNT block is used, make a 
hole in the center of the charge for inserting the blasting cap. TNT can 
be drilled with relative safety. With plastic explosives, a hole can be 
made by pressing a round stick into the center of the charge. The hole 
should be deep enough that the blasting cap is totally within the 
2) Tape, tie, or glue one or two rows of closely packed nails to the 
sides of the explosive block. Nails should completely cover the four 
surfaces of the block. 
3) Place blasting cap on one end of the fuse cord and crimp with pliers. 

NOTE: To find out how long the fuse cord should be, check the time it 
takes a known length to burn. If 12 inches (30 cm) burns for 30 seconds, 

a 10 second delay will require a 4 inch (10 cm) fuse. 

4) Insert the blasting cap in the hole in the block of explosive. Tape or 
tie fuse cord securly in place so that it will not fall out when the 
grenade is thrown.    

Alternate Use: 

An effective directional  anti-personnel mine can be made by placing nails 
on only one side of the explosive block. For thi case, and electric 
blasting cap can be used.

Sodium Chlorate is a strong oxidizer used in the manufacture of explosives. It can be used in place of Potassium Chlorate. Material Required Sources ----------------- ------- 2 carbon or lead rods (1 in. diameter Dry Cell Batteries by 5 in. long) (2-1/2 in. diameter by 7" long) or plumbing supply store Salt, or ocean water Grocery store or ocean Sulfuric acid, diluted Motor Vehicle Batteries Motor Vehicle Water 2 wires, 16 gauge (3/64 in. diameter approx.), 6 ft. long, insulated. Gasoline 1 gallon glass jar, wide mouth (5 in. diameter by 6 in. high approx.) Sticks String Teaspoon Trays Cup Heavy cloth Knife Large flat pan or tray Procedure 1. Mix 1/2 cup of salt into the one gallon glass jar with 3 litres (3 quarts) of water. 2. Add 2 teaspoons of battery acid to the solution and stir vigorously for 5 minutes. 3. Strip about 4 inches of insulation from both ends of the two wires. 4. With knife and sticks, shape 2 strips of wood 1 by 1/8 by 1-1/2. Tie the wood strips to the lead or carbon rods so that they are 1-1/2 incles apart. 5. Connect the rods to the battery in a motor vehicle with the insulated wire. 6. Submerge 4-1/2 inches of the rods in the salt water solution. 7. With gear in neutral position, start the vehicle engine. Depress the accelerator approx. 1/5 of its full travel. 8. Run the engine with the accelerator in this position for 2 hours, then shut it down for 2 hours. 9. Repeat this cycle for a total of 64 hours while maintaining the level of the acid-salt water solution in the glass jar. CAUTION: This arrangement employs voltages which can be quite dangerous! Do not touch bare wire leads while engine is running!! 10. Shut off the engine. Remove the rods from the glass jar and disconnect wire leads from the battery. 11. Filter the solution through the heavy cloth into a flat pan or tray, leaving the sediment at the bottom of the glass jar. 12. Allow the water in the filtered solution to evaporate at room temperature (approx. 16 hours). The residue is approximately 60% or more sodium chlorate which is pure enough to be used as an explosive ingredient. -------Exodus------ CBIV, '94
Index MERCURY FULMINATE 2 - Exodus - _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mercury fulminate is perhaps one of the oldest known initiating compounds. It can be detonated by either heat or shock, which would make it of infinite value to a terrorist. Even the action of dropping a crystal of the fulminate causes it to explode. A person making this material would probably use the following procedure: MATERIALS EQUIPMENT --------- --------- 5 g mercury glass stirring rod 35 ml concentrated 100 ml beaker (2) nitric acid ethyl alcohol (30 ml) adjustable heat source distilled water blue litmus paper funnel and filter paper Solvent alcohol must be at least 95% ethyl alcohol if it is used to make mercury fulminate. Methyl alcohol may prevent mercury fulminate from forming. Mercury thermometers are becoming a rarity, unfortunately. They may be hard to find in most stores as they have been superseded by alcohol and other less toxic fillings. Mercury is also used in mercury switches, which are available at electronics stores. Mercury is a hazardous substance, and should be kept in the thermometer or mercury switch until used. It gives off mercury vapors which will cause brain damage if inhaled. For this reason, it is a good idea not to spill mercury, and to always use it outdoors. Also, do not get it in an open cut; rubber gloves will help prevent this. 1. In one beaker, mix 5 g of mercury with 35 ml of concentrated nitric acid, using the glass rod. 2. Slowly heat the mixture until the mercury is dissolved, which is when the solution turns green and boils. 3. Place 30 ml of ethyl alcohol into the second beaker, and slowly and carefully add all of the contents of the first beaker to it. Red and/or brown fumes should appear. These fumes are toxic and flammable. 4. After thirty to forty minutes, the fumes should turn white, indicating that the reaction is near completion. After ten more minutes, add 30 ml of the distilled water to the solution. 5. Carefully filter out the crystals of mercury fulminate from the liquid solution. Dispose of the solution in a safe place, as it is corrosive and toxic. 6. Wash the crystals several times in distilled water to remove as much excess acid as possible. Test the crystals with the litmus paper until they are neutral. This will be when the litmus paper stays blue when it touches the wet crystals 7. Allow the crystals to dry, and store them in a safe place, far away from any explosive or flammable material. This procedure can also be done by volume, if the available mercury cannot be weighed. Simply use 10 volumes of nitric acid and 10 volumes of ethanol to every one volume of mercury.
Index Improvised Black Powder by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Black powder can be prepared in a simple, safe manner. It may be used as blasting or gun powder. Material Required * Potassium Nitrate, granulated, 3 cups (3/4 liter) * Wood charcoal, powdered, 2 cups * Sulfur, powdered, 1/2 cup * Alcohol, 5 pints (2-1/2 liters) (whiskey, rubbing alcohol, etc.) * Water, 3 cups (3/4 liter) * Heat source * 2 buckets - each 2 gallon (7-1/2 litres) capacity, at least one of which is heat resistant (metal, ceramic, etc.) * Flat window screening, at least 1 foot (30 cm) square * Large wooden stick * Cloth, at leat 2 feet (60 cm) square Procedure: 1. Place alcohol in one of the buckets. 2. Place potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in the heat resistant bucket. Add 1 cup water and mix thoroughly with wooden stick until all ingrediants are dissolved. 3. Add remaining water (2 cups) to mixture. Place bucket on heat source and stir until small bubbles begin to form. CAUTION: DO NOT boil mixture. Be sure ALL mixture stays wet. If any is dry, as on sides of pan, it may ignite! 4. Remove bucket from heat and pour mixture into alcohol while stirring vigorously. 5. Let alcohol mixture stand about 5 minutes. Strain mixture through cloth to obtain black powder. Discard liquid. Wrap cloth around black powder and squeeze to remove all excess liquid. 6. Place screening over dry bucket. Place workable amount of damp powder on screen and granulate by rubbing solid through screen. NOTE: If granulated particles appear to stick together and change shape, recombine entire batch of powder and repeat steps 5 & 6. 7. Spread granulated black powder on flat, dry surface so that layer about 1/2 inch (1-1/4 cm) is formed. Allow to dry. Use radiator, or direct sunlight. This should be dried as soon as possible, preferably in an hour. The longer the drying period, the less effective the black powder. CAUTION: Remove from heat AS SOON AS granules are dry. Black powder isnow ready to use. Used in CBIV, '94 -= Exodus =-
Index NITRIC ACID -= Exodus =- '94 _________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are several ways to make this most essential of all acids for explosives. One method by which it could be made will be presented. Once again, be reminded that these methods SHOULD NOT BE CARRIED OUT!! Materials: Equipment: ---------- ---------- sodium nitrate or adjustable heat source potassium nitrate retort distilled water ice bath concentrated sulfuric acid stirring rod collecting flask with stopper 1. Pour 32 milliliters of concentrated sulfuric acid into the retort. 2. Carefully weigh out 58 grams of sodium nitrate, or 68 grams of potassium nitrate. and add this to the acid slowly. If it all does not dissolve, carefully stir the solution with a glass rod until it does. 3. Place the open end of the retort into the collecting flask, and place the collecting flask in the ice bath. 4. Begin heating the retort, using low heat. Continue heating until liquid begins to come out of the end of the retort. The liquid that forms is nitric acid. Heat until the precipitate in the bottom of the retort is almost dry, or until no more nitric acid is forming. CAUTION: If the acid is headed too strongly, the nitric acid will decompose as soon as it is formed. This can result in the production of highly flammable and toxic gasses that may explode. It is a good idea to set the above apparatus up, and then get away from it. Potassium nitrate could also be obtained from store-bought black powder, simply by dissolving black powder in boiling water and filtering out the sulfur and charcoal. To obtain 68 g of potassium nitrate, it would be necessary to dissolve about 90 g of black powder in about one litre of boiling water. Filter the dissolved solution through filter paper in a funnel into a jar until the liquid that pours through is clear. The charcoal and sulfur in black powder are insoluble in water, and so when the solution of water is allowed to evaporate, potassium nitrate will be left in the jar.
Index Dust Bomb Instructions by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ An initiator which will initiate common material to produce dust explosions can be rapidly and easily constructed. This type of charge is ideal for the destruction of enclosed areas such as rooms or buildings. Material Required * A flat can, 3 in. (8 cm) in diameter and 1-1/2 in. (3-3/4 cm) high. A 6- 1/2 ounce tuna can serves the purpose quite well. * Blasting cap * Explosive * Aluminum (may be wire, cut sheet, flattened can, or powder) * Large nail, 4 in. (10 cm) long * Wooden rod - 1/4 in. (6 mm) diameter * Flour, gasoline, and powder or chipped aluminum NOTE: Plastic explosive produce better explosions than cast explosives. Procedure: 1. Using the nail, press a hole through the side of the tuna can 3/8 inch to 1/2 inch (1 to 1-1/2 cm) from the bottom. Using a rotating and lever action, enlarge the hole until it will accomodate the blasting cap. 2. Place the wooden rod in the hole and position the end of the rod at the center of the can. 3. Press explosive into the can, being sure to surround the rod, until it is 3/4 inch (2 cm) from the top of the can. Carefully remove the wooden rod. 4. Place the aluminum metal on top of the explosive. 5. Just before use, insert the blasting cap into the cavity made by the rod. The initiator is now ready to use. NOTE: If it is desired to carry the initiator some distance, cardboard may be pressed on top of the aluminum to insure against loss of material. How to Use: This particular unit works quite well to initiate charges of five pounds of flour, 1/2 gallon (1-2/3 litres) of gasoline, or two pounds of flake painters aluminum. The solid materials may merely be contained in sacks or cardboard cartons. The gasoline may be placed in plastic coated paper milk cartons, as well as plastic or glass bottles. The charges are placed directly on top of the initiator and the blasting cap is actuated electrically or by a fuse depending on the type of cap employed. this will destroy a 2,000 cubic feet enclosure (building 10 x 20 x 10 feet). Note: For larger enclosures, use proportionally larger initiators and charges. CBIV, '94, -= Exodus =-
Index Carbon-Tet Explosive by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ A moist explosive mixture can be made from fine aluminum powder combined with carbon tetrachloride or tetrachloroethylene. This explosive can be detonated with a blasting cap. Material Required Source ----------------- ------ Fine aluminum bronzing powder Paint store Carbon Tetrachloride Pharmacy, or fire or extinguisher fluid tetrachloroethylene Dry cleaners, pharmacy Stirring rod (wood) Mixing container (bowl, bucket, etc.) Measuring container (cup, tablespoon, etc.) Storage container (jar, can, etc.) Blasting cap Pipe, can or jar Procedure: 1. Measure out two parts aluminum powder to one part carbon tetrachloride or tetrachlorethylene liquid into mixing container, adding liquid to powder while stirring with the wooden rod. 2. Stir until the mixture becomes the consistency of honey syrup. CAUTION: Fumes from the liquid are dangerous and should not be inhaled. 3. Store explosive in a jar or similar water proof container until ready to use. The liquid in the mixture evaporates quicky when not confined. NOTE: Mixture will detonate in this manner for a period of 72 hours. How to Use: 1. Pour this mixture into an iron or steel pipe which has an end cap threaded on one end. If a pipe is not available, you may use a dry tin can or glass jar. 2. 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. Compiled by: Exodus
Index Making Picric Acid from Aspirin by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Picric Acid can be used as a booster explosive in detonators, a high explosive charge, or as an intermediate to preparing lead picrate. Material Required * Aspirin tablets (5 grains per tablet) * Alcohol, 95% pure * Sulfuric acid, concentrated, (if battery acid, boil until white fumes disappear) * Potassium Nitrate (see elsewhere in this Cookbook) * Water * Paper towels * Canning jar, 1 pint * Rod (glass or wood) * Glass containers * Ceramic or glass dish * Cup * Teaspoon * Tablespoon * Pan * Heat source * Tape Procedure: 1. Crush 20 aspirin tablets in a glass container. Add 1 teaspoon of water and work into a paste. 2. Add approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup of alcohol (100 millilitres) to the aspirin paste; stir while pouring. 3. Filter the alcohol-aspirin solution through a paper towel into another glass container. Discard the solid left in the paper towel. 4. Pour the filtered solution into a glass or ceramic dish. 5. Evaporate the alcohol and water from the solution by placing the dish into a pan of hot water. White powder will remain in the dish after evaporation. NOTE: The water in the pan should be at hot bath temperature, not boiling, approx. 160 to 180 degress farenheit. It should not burn the hands. 6. Pour 1/3 cup (80 millilitres) of concentrated sulfuric acid into a canning jar. Add the white powder to the sulfuric acid. 7. Heat canning jar of sulfuric acid in a pan of simmering hot water bath for 15 minutes; then remove jar from the bath. Solution will turn to a yellow-orange color. 8. Add 3 level teaspoons (15 grams) of potassium nitrate in three portions to the yellow-orange solution; stir vigorously during additions. Solution will turn red, then back to a yellow-orange color. 9. Allow the solution to cool to ambient room temperature while stirring occasionally. 10. Slowly pour the solution, while stirring, into 1-1/4 cup (300 millilitres) of cold water and allow to cool. 11. Filter the solution through a paper towel into a glass container. Light yellow particles will collect on the paper towel. 12. Wash the light yellow particles with 2 tablespoons (25 millilitres) of water. Discard the waste liquid in the container. 13. Place articles in ceramic dish and set in a hot water bath, as in step 5, for 2 hours. Compiled by: Exodus
Index Reclamation of RDX from C-4 Explosives by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ RDX can be obtained from C-4 explosives with the use of gasoline. It can be used as a booster explosive for detonators or as a high explosive charge. Material Required * Gasoline * C-4 explosive * 2 - pint glass jars, wide mouth * Paper towels * Stirring rod (glass or wood) * Water * Ceramic or glass dish * Pan * Heat source * Teaspoon * Cup * Tape NOTE: Water, Ceramic or glass dish, pan, & heat source are all optional. The RDX can be air dried instead. Procedure: 1. Place 1-1/2 teaspoons (15 grams) of C-4 explosive in one of the pint jars. Add 1 cup (240 milliliters) of gasoline. NOTE: These quantities can be increased to obtain more RDX. For example, use 2 gallons of gasoline per 1 cup of C-4. 2. Knead and stir the C-4 with the rod until the C-4 has broken down into small particles. Allow mixture to stand for 1/2 hour. 3. Stir the mixture again until a fine white powder remains on the bottom of the jar. 4. Filter the mixture through a paper towel into the other glass jar. Wash the particles collected on the paper towel with 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) of gasoline. Discard the waste liquid. 5. Place the RDX particles in a glass or ceramic dish. Set the dish in a pan of hot water, not boiling and dry for a period of 1 hour. NOTE: The RDX particles may be air dried for a period of 2 to 3 hours. See later file...... CBIV. -= Exodus =-
Index Egg-based Gelled Flame Fuels by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The white of any bird egg can be used to gel gasoline for use as a flame fuel which will adhere to target surfaces. Materials Required Parts by Volume Ingredient How used Common Source -------- ---------- -------- ------------- 85 Gasoline Motor Fuel Gas Stations Stove Fuel Motor Vehicle Solvent 14 Egg Whites Food Food Store Industrial Farms Processes Any one of the following: 1 Table Salt Food Sea Water Industrial Natural Brine Processes Food Store 3 Ground Coffee Food Coffee Plant Food Store 3 Dried Tea Leaves Food Tea Plant Food Store 3 Cocoa Food Cacao Tree Food Store 2 Sugar Sweetening Sugar Cane foods Food Store 1 Saltpeter Pyrotechnics Natural (Potassium Explosives Deposits Nitrate) Matches Drug Store Medicine 1 Epsom Salts Medicine Natural Mineral Water Kisserite Industrial Drug Store Processes Food Store 2 Washing Soda Washing Cleaner Food Store (Sal Soda) Medicine Drug Store Photography Photo Supply Store 1 1/2 Baking Soda Baking Food Store Manufacturing Drug Store of: Beverages Medicines and Mineral Waters 1 1/2 Aspirin Medicine Drug Store Food Store Procedure: CAUTION: Make sure that ther are no open flames in the area when mixing flame fuels! NO SMOKING!! 1. Seperate the egg white from the yolk. This can be done by breaking the egg into a dish and carefully removing the yolk with a spoon. 2. Pour egg white into a jar, bottle, or other container, and add gasoline. 3. Add the salt (or other additive) to the mixture and stir occasionally until gel forms (about 5 to 10 minutes). NOTE: A thicker gelled flame fuel can be obtained by putting the capped jar in hot (65 degrees Centegrade) water for about 1/2 hour and then letting them cool to room temperature. (DO NOT HEAT THE GELLED FUEL CONTAINING COFFEE!!) Courtesy of CBIV, '94. -= Exodus =-
Index Clothespin Switch by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ A spring type clothespin is used to make a circuit closing switch to actuate explosive charges, mines, booby traps, and alarm systems. Material Required: * Spring type clothespin * Sold copper wire -- 1/16 in. (2 mm) in diameter * Strong string on wire * Flat piece of wood (roughly 1/8 x 1" x 2") * Knife Procedure: 1. Strip four in. (10 cm) of insulation from the ends of 2 solid copper wires. Scrape the copper wires with pocket knife until the metal is shiny. 2. Wind one scraped wire tightly on jaw of the clothespin, and the other wire on the other jaw. 3. Make a hole in one end of the flat piece of wood using a knife, heated nail or drill. 4. Tie strong string or wire through the hole. 5. Place flat piece of wood between the jaws of the clothespin switch. Basic Firing Circuit: ______________ | |---------------------------\ | initiator |----------\ | strong -------------- | | twine | | \ | _---------_________ | --------- | | \clothespin \ / \ / switch \ / \ / \ / + - ---------- | | | battery| ---------- When the flat piece of wood is removed by pulling the string, the jaws of the clothespin will close, completing the circuit. CAUTION: Do not attach the battery until the switch and trip wire have been emplaced and examined. Be sure that the flat piece of wood is seperating the jaws of the switch. Revised '94. -= Exodus =-
Index Flexible Plate Switch by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ This flexible plate switch is used for initiating emplaced mines and explosives. Material Required: * Two flexible metal sheets one approximately 10 in. (25 cm) square one approximately 10 in. x 8 in. (20 cm) * Piece of wood 10 in. square x 1 in. thick * Four soft wood blocks 1 in. x 1 in. x 1/4 in. * Eight flat head nails, 1 in. long * Connecting wires * Adhesive tape Procedure: 1. Nail 10 in. by 8 in. metal sheet to 10 in. square piece of wood so that 1 in. of wood shows on each side of the metal. Leave one of the nails sticking up about 1/4 in. 2. Strip insulation from the end of one connecting wire. Wrap this end around the nail and drive the nail all the way in. 3. Place the four wood blocks on the corners of the wood base. 4. Place the 10 in. square flexible metal sheet so that it rests on the blocks in line with the wood base. 5. Drive four nails through the metal sheet and the blocks (1 per block) to fasten the sheet to the wood base. A second connecting wire is atached to one of the nails as in step #2. 6. Wrap the adhesive tape around the edges of the plate and wood base. This will assure that no dirt or other foreign matter will get between the plates and prevent the switch from operating. How to use: The switch is placed in a hole in the path of expected traffic and covered with a thin layer of dirt or other camouflaging material. The mine or other explosive device connected to the switch can be buried with the switch or emplaced elsewhere as desired. When a vehicle passes over the switch, the two metal plates make contact closing the firing circuit. Revised, '94. Exodus
Index Low Signature Systems (Silencers) by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Low signature systems (silencers) for improvised small arms weapons can be made from steel gas or water pipe and fittings. Material Required: * Grenade Container * Steel pipe nipple, 6 in. (15 cm) long - (see table 1 for diameter) * 2 steel pipe couplings - (see table 2 for dimensions) * Cotton cloth - (see table 2) * Drill * Absorbent cotton Procedure: 1. Drill hole in grenade container at both ends to fit outside diameter of pipe nipple. (see table 1) -> /----------------------\ / | | 2.75 in | ) ( <-holes dia. \ | | -> \-----------------------/ |-----------------------| 5 in. 2. Drill four rows of holes in pipe nipple. Use table 1 for diameter and location of holes. (Note: I suck at ASCII art!) 6 in. |-----------------------------------| _____________________________________ ___ | O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O | | C (nom. dia.) ------------------------------------- (size of hole) | \ / (space between) B (dia.) A 3. Thread one of the pipe couplings on the drilled pipe nipple. 4. Cut coupling length to allow barrel of weapon to thread fully into low signature system. Barrel should butt against end of the drilled pipe nipple. 5. Seperate the top half of the grenade container from the bottom half. 6. Insert the pipe nipple in the drilled hole at the base of the bottom half of the container. Pack theabsorbent cotton inside the container and around the pipe nipple. 7. Pack the absorbent cotton in top half of grenade container leaving hole in center. Assemble container to the bottom half. 8. Thread the other coupling onto the pipe nipple. Note: A longer container and pipe nipple, with same "A" and "B" dimensions as those given, will furthur reduce the signature of the system. How to use: 1. Thread the low signature system on the selected weapon securely. 2. Place the proper cotton wad size into the muzzle end of the system (see table 2) 3. Load weapon 4. Weapon is now ready for use TABLE 1 -- Low Signature System Dimensions (Coupling) Holes per (4 rows) A B C D Row Total -------------------------------------------------------------------- .45 cal 3/8 1/4 3/8 3/8 12 48 .38 cal 3/8 1/4 1/4 1/4 12 48 9 mm 3/8 1/4 1/4 1/4 12 48 7.62 mm 3/8 1/4 1/4 1/4 12 48 .22 cal 1/4 5/32 1/8* 1/8 14 50 -------------------------------------------------------------------- *Extra Heavy Pipe (All dimensions in inches) TABLE 2 -- Cotton Wadding - Sizes ------------------------------------------------- Weapon Cotton Wadding Size ------------------------------------------------- .45 cal 1-1/2 x 6 inches .38 cal 1 x 4 inches 9 mm 1 x 4 inches 7.62 mm 1 x 4 inches .22 cal Not needed ------------------------------------------------- -=Exodus=-
Index IMPROVED CIGARETTE DELAY (By Atur {THE pyromaniac }) _________________________________________________________________________________________________ A variation on the standard cigarette display was invented by my good friend Atur (THE Pyromaniac). Rather than inserting the fuse into the SIDE of the cigarette (and risk splitting it) half of the filter is cut off, and a small hole is punched THROUGH the remainder of the filter and into the tobacco. (Ill. 4.31.1) --------------------------------- |FIL|Tobacco Tobacco Tobacco fusefusefusefuse Tobacco Tobacco side view |TER|Tobacco Tobacco Tobacco --------------------------------- ___ / \ | o | filter end view \___/ (artwork by The Author) The fuse is inserted as far as possible into this hole, then taped or glued in place, or the cigarette can be cut and punched ahead of time and lit normally, then attached to the fuse at the scene. A similar type of device can be make from powdered charcoal and a sheet of paper. Simply roll the sheet of paper into a thin tube, and fill it with powdered charcoal. Punch a hole in it at the desired location, and insert a fuse. Both ends must be glued closed, and one end of the delay must be doused with lighter fluid before it is lit. Or, a small charge of gunpowder mixed with powdered charcoal could conceivably used for igniting such a delay. A chain of charcoal briquettes can be used as a delay by merely lining up a few bricks of charcoal so that they touch each other, end on end, and lighting the first brick. Incense, which can be purchased at almost any novelty or party supply store, can also be used as a fairly reliable delay. By wrapping the fuse about the end of an incense stick, delays of up to 1/2 an hour are possible. Fer the '94 CookBook. -= Exodus =- Index Nicotine by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nicotine is an abundant poison. Easily found in tobacco products, in concentrated form a few drops can quickly kill someone. Here is how to concentrate it: First get a can of chewing tobacco or pipe tobacco. Remove the contents and soak in water overnight in a jar (about 2/3 cup of water will do...). In the morning, strain into another jar the mixture through a porous towel. Then wrap the towel around the ball of tobacco and squeeze it until all of the liquid is in the jar. Throw away the tobacco--you will not need it anymore. Now you have two options. I recommend the first. It makes the nicotine more potent. 1. Allow to evaporate until a sticky syrup results in the jar. This is almost pure nicotine (hell, it is pure enough for sure!). 2. Heat over low flame until water is evaporated and a thick sticky syrup results (I don't know how long it takes... shouldn't take too long, though.). Now all you have to do, when you wish to use it, is to put a few drops in a medicine dropper or equivalent, and slip about 4 or 5 drops into the victim's coffee. Coffee is recommended since it will disguise the taste. Since nicotine is a drug, the victim should get quite a buzz before they turn their toes up to the daisies, so to speak. Note: If the syrup is too sticky, dilute it with a few drops of water. And while you are at it, better add an extra drop to the coffee just to be sure! Revised in '94,,..... -= Exodus =-
Index Dried Seed Timer by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ A time delay device for electrical firing circuits can be made using the principle of expansion of dried seeds. Material Required: * Dried peas, beans, or oter dehydrated seeds * Wide-mouth glass jar with non-metal cap * Two screws or bolts * Thin metal plate * Hand drill * Screwdriver Procedure: 1. Determine the rate of the rise of the dried seeds selected. This is necessary to determine the delay time of the timer. + Place a sample of the dried seeds in the jar and cover with water. + Measure the time it takes for the seeds to rise a given height. Most dried seeds increase 50% in one to two hours. 2. Cut a disc from thin metal plate. Disc should fit loosely inside the jar. NOTE: If metal is painted, rusty, or otherwise coated, it must be scraped or sanded to obtain a clean metal surface 3. Drill two holes in the cap of the jar about 2 inches apart. Diameter of holes should be such that screws or bolts will thread tightly into them. If the jar has a metal cap or no cap, a piece of wood or plastic (NOT METAL) can be used as a cover. 4. Turn the two screws or bolts through the holes in the cap. Bolts should extend about one in. (2 1/2 cm) into the jar. IMPORTANT: Both bolts must extend the same distance below the container cover. 5. Pour dried seeds into the container. The level will depend upon the previously measured rise time and the desired delay. 6. Place the metal disc in the jar on top of the seeds. How to use: 1. Add just enough water to completely cover the seeds and place the cap on the jar. 2. Attach connecting wires from the firing circuit to the two screws on the cap. Expansion of the seeds will raise the metal disc until it contacts the screws and closes the circuit. ------Exodus-----
Index Nail Grenade by the Jolly Roger _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Effective fragmentation grenades can be made from a block of tnt or other blasting explosive and nails. Material Required: * Block of TNT or other blasting explosive * Nails * Non-electric (military or improvised) blasting cap * Fuse Cord * Tape, string, wire, or glue Procedure: 1. If an explosive charge other than a standard TNT block is used, make a hole in the center of the charge for inserting the blasting cap. TNT can be drilled with relative safety. With plastic explosives, a hole can be made by pressing a round stick into the center of the charge. The hole should be deep enough that the blasting cap is totally within the explosive. 2. Tape, tie, or glue one or two rows of closely packed nails to the sides of the explosive block. Nails should completely cover the four surfaces of the block. 3. Place blasting cap on one end of the fuse cord and crimp with pliers. NOTE: To find out how long the fuse cord should be, check the time it takes a known length to burn. If 12 inches (30 cm) burns for 30 seconds, a 10 second delay will require a 4 inch (10 cm) fuse. 4. Insert the blasting cap in the hole in the block of explosive. Tape or tie fuse cord securly in place so that it will not fall out when the grenade is thrown. Alternate Use: An effective directional anti-personnel mine can be made by placing nails on only one side of the explosive block. For this case, an electric blasting cap can be used.