Is it possible? How do you do it?
So then, in an apocalyptic scenario, who would want to own a gun? if powder is limited? I understand in the Wild West, ammo could be readily obtained. That's not apocalyptic.Charcoal is easily made if you read up on it. Salt Peter is refined from nitr rich places like old basements, manure piles, barnyard soil, etc.
Not easy but it is simple enough if you learn the process. Sulphur is mined from the earth- if you don't have any locally you will have to buy it.
The problem is that unless you are a pretty skilled and careful lab worker/ chemist, you have a non trivial chance of blowing your self up on the manufacturing process. It is _dangerous_ to do with fully controlled conditions- the plants where Black powder is made are designed to contain explosions to a limited area and injure as few workers as possible, because they DO blow up periodically.
Idea is to have some (as much as you can) stored up. Also, my idea for doing it is only to see if I could survive the first month or six to see how things might play out, and whether I even cared about sticking around for any more of it. (cheery note, I know)So then, in an apocalyptic scenario, who would want to own a gun? if powder is limited? .
The only thing "apocalyptic" in US history was for native americans. Their devastated worlds were almost certainly perceived as such, by themselves.I understand in the Wild West, ammo could be readily obtained. That's not apocalyptic.