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Making Charcoal at Home


In the wild, charcoal can have many uses. One of it’s primary benefits is as an intense, long-lasting fuel source.

Did you know that charcoal typically burns hotter than the wood? It burns at extremely high temperatures reaching up to 4,890°F. By comparison the melting point of iron is about 2,190°F. For this reason, charcoal is still widely used by blacksmiths.

Additionally, it burns without smoke with less flames.

Here’s how to make this ancient fuel source at home: