Month: December 2013

Making Charcoal

Charcoal has many uses beyond cooking, and it’s easy to make. It is a precursor for “activated” charcoal, which we’ll discuss in the next episode of Survival Tips. (Activated charcoal aka activated carbon simply has a much greater surface area, which makes it more reactive). You can use powdered charcoal whenever activated carbon is called …

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Making Camp Bread

Whether you’re hiking, mountaineering, or bugging out, this is a superior DIY trail food because of its simplicity and versatility. The ingredients will travel indefinitely if kept dry, and you can cook it in the most austere conditions, with or without cookware. Once cooked, it is nutritious, tasty, and will keep several days without spoiling. …

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