Tony, now you know why rocketry is such a small hobby! Do be careful, but
here are some resources.
1) Get Terry McCreary's book, Experimental Composite Propellant. Not
cheap, but very good and should explain a lot. You can buy it here, among
other places. http://www.aeroconsystems.com/literature/composites.htm
Without double checking, I believe there are some formulas.
2) There is some discussion of experimental propellants in the appropriate
forum at: http://www.rocketryonline.com/ (Click forum, select
Amateur/Experimental, log in as guest/guest). For some reason, this forum
does not archive discussion well so its utility is greatly limited.
3) This forum has similar discussion, and also has some formulas:
4) This site also has some formulas (under Users):
5) You might be in the middle of nowhere, but many people drive several
hours to launch sites. Look at www.nar.org and http://www.tripoli.org/ for
the nearest clubs, go to the club's website and see where their launch sites
are located. Since launch sites are often several hours away from
metropolitan areas, they may be closer to you than at first glance. You
might also find the clubs have a few members who are somewhat closer to you.
I don't know what big launches there are in your neck of the woods, but try
to find a way to get to one. (Email the clubs).
6) Several people put on classes on making composite propellant. Two I am
aware of are:
http://www.space-rockets.com/cptech.html (hey, he also has several formulas
posted on the website) (Wyoming)
This should help you get some information and learn more. Making propellant
is not something to be done casually (mistakes have consequences) nor is it
all that hard to do right. And I will either get a lot of grief for giving
you some direction, or the others will skip right over this and keep spewing