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Where can I get saltpeter (potassium nitrate) In sudbury Ontario Canada. Or just name the place where you got some.

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ongissim (author)2007-07-30

You usually can go to any drug store and get some. Also, people use it for curing meats, so you could also go to the butchering area of a grocery store and they may be able to tell you where to get some.

Kiteman (author)2007-07-30

Garden centres (stump remover) Otherwise, check the ingredients on the sides of packs of fertiliser. If you're lucky, you'll find nitrate fertilisers with a lot of potassium as well (potassium nitrate is saltpetre). Failing that, ammonium nitrate fertilisers will do nearly as well (I assume you're making gunpowder?)

Bran (author)Kiteman2007-07-30

Probably is making a smoke .