How To Make Char Cloth
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If you had never heard of this survival hack this was, I personally won’t be the one to laugh at you. I also found out about the existence of this life saving tool when we made thedfire from a soda can. Anywho, so I went online to do my research on how to make your own char cloth.

I found some pretty simple 5 step only instructions. We should all be able to follow them and make our own char cloth. What do you use it for? Well, it is for starting your survival fires. You can light it up using a magnifying glass or any sort of spark. Hence it is something that you would store in your survival kit.

How To Make Char Cloth

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • small mints tin or altoid can
  • small nail
  • 100 % cotton t-shirt
  • scrissors
  • fire or embers
  • tongs

The first thing you will need to do is, make a hole using the nail in the lid of your can. This will prevent your can from exploding when gasses build up in it. Take the t-shirt and cut it into small squares and then place them in the can. Place the closed can into the fire and let it burn.

When smoke stops coming out of the hole in the top, its time to pull the can out of the fire and let it cool. Do not remove the lid or the cloth may catch fire when exposed to oxygen. The cloth is ready if it is soft, black and not fragile. Any other color or texture, the cloth is not ready either return to fire if brown or restart if it is completely black and brittle.

You can follow step by step instructions on Instructables, here…

How To Make Char Cloth

You can watch the video below on how to make char cloth in an altoids tin…


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