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Charred wood and charcoal are very different things. It’s easy to get them mixed up. They are created differently. This article offers a great video from one of the best channels in primitive survival on the net. Have you ever utilized the mound method in creating charcoal? It doesn’t get more minimalist than that. You will take to this method and find yourself with all the benefits of charcoal in a survival situation.
The article also lists many of the great uses for charcoal outside of cooking food, though that is one important thing. We don’t often think about charcoal as a heating element but it does that well too. This is a short article with a great video. You will enjoy both the information gleaned from the article and the channel from which the video is derived. Charcoal packs light and makes fire less of a concern.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.