How to Make Your Own Charcoal

March 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm




Here’s that awesome Primitive Technology man again showing us how to make charcoal from scratch (wood). He uses sharp rocks to chop the wood into small pieces, puts them in a pile, covers it with leaves and kindling, covers the mound with mud, and then burns the wood under it until it becomes charcoal:




The purpose of using charcoal for fuel rather than wood, he says, charcoal burns hotter with less smoke, making it useful for metal working and cooking. Check out the baskets he made for storing the charcoal.

Also see how he makes fire from scratch here.