4 thoughts on “Making charcoal”

  1. Charcoal was very important for the iron furnaces in the 17- to 1800s. The charcoal burns they would create were 6 – 8 feet tall. It was very important that they smolder, not burn. So if the clay covering cracked up at the top, someone would have to crawl up and repair it. Given the precariousness of the structure it needed someone light so a child was usually sent up. Once in a while, they fell through.

    Rough life.

    • The guy in the video is a survivalist. He makes videos for youtube and has 875,000 subscribers. I still don’t know what he uses the charcoal for. He makes stone tools and mud huts.

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