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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How to make Charcoal

How to make Charcoal at home

a. Separate and clean coconut shell, wood, corn husks, or bone from other materials, such as coconut fiber or soil.
b. Sun dry and let age 6 months.
c. Burn dried material at burning sink or drum at 500-900 F for 3-5 hours.
d. Crush or refine charcoal with crusher wood/iron into size.

How to make Wood Charcoal in the Wilderness

a. Let wood age for 6 months.

b. Cut wood evenly and place in a fire and keep turning it so that it burns evenly.

c. Burn until you can just poke a stick into it and or break a piece by striking it with a shovel.

d. Remove it from the fire and place it into the ground and cover it up until there is no smoke coming from it.

e. Let it remain there for about 2 weeks

f. Crush to size.

Note: I have made charcoal this way many times, and you can speed thing up and let it sit for 1 day in the ground and still have Success.

Why Charcoal?

There are many uses for charcoal.

1. You can cook with it and it will burn better and hotter then wood.

2. You can use it to clean your water and make a water filter or to make sweet water. If your water is a little skunky boil water with 2 pieses of charcoal for about 15 min to remove the smell.

3. You can use it to help stop poisoning. For instance if you eat something by mistake that would kill you and their was nothing you could do to stop it, just take 2 teaspoon full’s and eat it three times a day. The poison will be absorbed into the charcoal and just may save your life.

4. Charcoal is one of the main parts of black powder as well as other things.

5. It also can be used as a top dressing on a wound to absorb infection.

6. Can be used to add Potassium to the soil and raze the ph levels as well.

7. Can be mixed with white ash for a cleaner and soaps.

This is just some things that charcoal is used for and is very important to your survival

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