Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Wikipedia Of Pyrotechnics

PyroGuide

If you've never made home made fireworks, this is the place for you. Everything is explained with formulas, tables, photos, definitions and "how to" articles. I love the tutorials on building shells.

There's even a link to sources for supplies. Once you're familiar, you'll find that many materials can be sourced right in your home town.

Like the Potassium Nitrate found at your local ACE Hardware. Read the ingredients on the packaging. There are stump removers using other chemicals.

Or even made right in your own backyard.

Like this tutorial on making your own hardwood charcoal.

Charcoal is useful for water purification and medicinal uses too, so even if you don't want to make things that go BOOM, you may want to look at this.

Now remember, with the Homeland Stasi Polezei poking around, the more you can do in cash and at home the better off you are. You can check out this over at Activist Post if you want to see how little you have to do to fall under scrutiny.

Fireworks are not only beautiful, but scary as hell. Especially if you're a helicopter pilot or someone using night vision gear.



Not that I'm advocating anyone use these wonderful toys for such a purpose.


The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. - Sun Tsu

And I very much would like to thank Kymber of Framboise Manor for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Thank you, Kymber. It is much appreciated.

3 comments:

kymber said...

another great post with many great ideas...thank you for being fearless in what you share. you are very welcome for the nomination...i wanted some of my readers to have access to you. i think you do really great work here. i have learned so much and i wanted to share what i have learned.

thanks for always inspiring.

your friend,
kymber

Craig Cavanaugh said...

Catman, you are on a roll! Thank you, and keep it coming!

Catman said...

Thanks, Kymber and Craig!