Monday, October 03, 2022

Modern Marvels: Dynamite

 VIDEO HERE  (45:31 minutes)


  1. Thank you for posting this. That was a very interesting documentary. In a way, I feel I missed my calling in life and would have enjoyed being a demolition engineer.

    1. There are plenty of govt buildings that need just that… a demolition engineer.

  2. I grew up on a farm as a teenager in the 70's. It was minimal paperwork to order dynamite for farm use back then. Sometime in the 70's they went from the red sticks that would sweat when they got too hot to a plastic tube with a powder and a binary tube of liquid to be poured in a half hour before use. They both used the same blasting caps. We used it to remove stumps clearing land and to blow the beaver dams at the creek. Those beaver dams would flood the fields. Or take a Pringles can and fill it 2/3 full of ammonium nitrate and add a pint of diesel fuel. Stir with a paint stick till it is mixed. Before it sets up insert a blasting cap with a fuse. It has about the power of two sticks of dynamite.


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