Picture of DIY Char Cloth

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
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1. Aaltoids or metal container
2. Hammer
3. Nail
4. 100% cotton cloth
5. Fire fuel / supplies
1. Sticks and branches or coals
2. Matches
3. Fire ring / grill
4. Caveman skills
6. Gloves
7. Scissors

mnmama1 year ago

I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what do you do with the charcoal/cloth pieces? Do you use them as a fire base or something? I've camped, hiked, fished and cooked outside for years, in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but haven't seen this before.

Now that you've shown me how to make something, I would like to know what to do with it please. Thanks for your patience.

Really good pictures by the way. Very clear on how to make these.

Char cloth takes a spark exceptionally well. Even the spark from a bic lighter can set an ember on this stuff, then a few puffs of air and it's ablaze.

zachary phillips (author)  mnmama1 year ago
You shouldn't feel bad about asking this question cause I like answering questions.
Typically you would use the char cloth to start a fire. It ignights very easily and would start some dry grass or something small.
Also thanks for the complaments on the pictures.

Whenever my friends make char-cloth, they wait until the tin is cool to the touch before opening it, or even submerging the tin in water and laying the char-cloth out to dry. You usually don't want to open immediately because the oxygen rushing into the tin may ignite the already hot char-cloth.

Thanks I will take that into

To prevent a flare up, remove the tin from the fire and cover the hole with a damp (not dripping) cloth or paper towel. Only open the tin once it's cooled down to the point you can handle it without gloves.