What is char cloth?
Making char cloth
You will need:
- A small tin box, like some Altoid mints come in, but bigger
- A piece of cloth, size depending on how much char cloth you want to make
- A small nail
- A hammer
- A fire that has already been started (see my post about how to start a fire)
Start by making a small hole in the lid of the tin. Next, cut the cloth into small pieces, all of them about an inch in diameter. Fill the tin box with the small pieces of cloth. Close the lid and put the tin on red hot coals. Wait about 5 minutes and take the box off of the fire with a stick. If it is done, the cloth should be solid black and should not break very easily. If the char cloth is not done, put the box back on the coals for a few more minutes and then check it again.
If you have any questions or suggestions about how to make char cloth, just post them in the comments right below this post!