How would an individual in medieval times, the days of castles, knights and horses, be able to make a quick fix smoke bomb, I read out of potassium nitrate and sugar, but I'm pretty darn sure you cannot get that from bananas, he is in the jungle and has options but not a lab to assist,
Is there any recipe he could make in the wilderness to throw on a fire and make an escape using the smoke produced. I need this though, so he can escape a staged distraction in one of my scenes, thanks for any answers.
Think I Have The Solution, Thanks For The Input! From the answers the idea I've come to is, dig a pit, fill it with dry grass or dry plant matter and some branches, coat it in oil//gunpowder from a stolen barrel and throw some wet grass on top, maybe some leaves to separate it, someone said oil would be able to withstand water, and I already know gunpowder cannot so oil seems reasonable. To add to the smoke besides just wet grass, if it was a long trench that would create more area for more smoke, the trench would allow a log to be rolled ontop, creating less air and from what I understand, more smoke while the oil continues to burn rapidly.