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Bushcrafting - Making Charcoal for Drawing

 

Okay, on the fun and interesting scale, this rated high for us. Now, we understand that drawing charcoal from a local supplier is not truly that costly. But, being fans of DIY and anything outdoors and bushcrafting, we gave it a go. Oh, another thing, any reason to have a campfire is a good idea!

Making Charcoal for Drawing on a Campfire

Our old friend, pyrolysis, pays another visit. This process more or less bakes the gases out of natural materials, essentially leaving carbon behind. If the material catches fire, then it will be a fail. No oxygen in the container is the goal. Also, allow for cooling after pulling from the fire, combustion upon opening the container would also create a fail.