Making Charcloth: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

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Making Charcloth: 5 Steps (with Pictures)
Making Charcloth: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

Charcloth is useful when you want to start a fire. Follow the steps and you'll find out how to do it!


Make Char Cloth Step 1

Step 1. Make sure you have a small tin container, then punch a hole in the lid

Make Char Cloth Step 2

Step 2. Get a 100% cotton shirt that you no longer need

Make Char Cloth Step 3

Step 3. Cut the shirt into all small pieces, small enough that a few pieces can fit in the container

Make Char Cloth Step 4

Step 4. Put a few pieces in the container, now put the lid back on

Make Char Cloth Step 5

Step 5. Put the lid on the fire

  • A lot of smoke will be released. When there is no more smoke and the container has cooled, you can carefully pick it up. Now take the lid off again.

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  • Now you have Charcloth. It can now be lit with a single spark.

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Do not put too much in the container at once. Then it may not work


  • Pay attention! It can be very dangerous if you don't know how to handle fire. Only do this if you know what you are doing!
  • Do not do this indoors with a gas stove or anything else. All that smoke can set off the fire alarm or make the house smell really bad.

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