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how to make a charcloth-maker






im not responseble for anything you do whith this thing
 
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Step 1: The stuff you need

beer can

wide can

high can

scissors

tealight

cotton cloth

Step 2: Takeout

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take out the parrafin from the "cup"

save the cup, its the part you will need

Step 3:

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use the scissors or a knife to make a small hole in the bottom of the wide can

Step 4: The cut!

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cut the beer can like in the picture

Step 5: The cut(s)!

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cut like in the picture

Step 6: Fuel

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fill the cup half full with alcohol

Step 7: Insert

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put the cup in the beer-can-thing

Step 8: Put on

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put the high can on the beer-can-thing, and put some cloth in it

Step 9: Put on 2

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put the wide can upside-down on the high can

Step 10: Fire!

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light it!

dont do this indoors, the smoke smells really bad

Step 11: Wait

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wait

Step 12: Done!

when the fire is out you can take out the finished charcloth

i also beleve that you can use it to make small quantities of charcoal
Great Ible! I'll be doing this later today.
zaronas2 years ago
yah that really bad smelling smoke i presum is coming out of the hole in the top of the wide can, that stuff is called wood gas, which is extremely flammable, if you light it as soon as it starts pouring out at a decent amount youll have a flame on top which you could use to heat another can on top of this, or you could run the gas down to the underside to create heat instead of your candle
rallekralle (author) 2 years ago
wow, i didnt even have to answer.(-:
Can you write a bit about why charcloth is useful?
Charcloth burns VERY easily ....so easily in fact that it is the preferred tinder for fint and steal .... even over other methods such as wax fire sticks, fire paste, or magnesium.
Thanks, I was gonna ask the same thing as Moonbeam. Whats Charcloth?
The stuff the author made in the last picture :)

It's basically a cotton cloth piece that's been placed in a very hot and dry place, so that it turns to a piece of char that's easy to burn for tinder. Just don't let it get wet.....