I made a few prints in my schooldays, using my father's darkroom in the downstairs loo - hey, at least I had somewhere to sit down from time to time. Later in life, on a Middle East posting to North Yemen, I found there were no D&P facilities anywhere in Sana'a. However, I was able to get together enough kit to set up a darkroom for B&W stuff - dev tank, dishes, a Gnome enlarger and a glazer. You couldn't buy per-mixed developer and fixer, so I had to make my own from the raw chemicals, which could be found locally, using a chemical balance borrowed from a geologist friend. The recipes I used? Thank the lord for the prolific pen of M.J.Langford, 1974 edition!