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Primitive Technology: Charcoal

August 14, 2019

Collecting dry wood Breaking up wood Putting central post in place Stacking larger pieces of wood against post Stacking smaller logs around them Thinner sticks go on now Dry leaves Digging soil to make mud Plastering mud onto mound The top is left open to vent smoke Air holes are made around the base to let combustion air in The mound is set alight from the top with hot coals from a fire The fire burns back down the heap against the draft Any cracks are sealed with mud More wood can be added from the top is space appears for it When fire can be seen through an air entry in the base, it’s time to block that air entry The air entry is plugged with mud Do this with the other air entries only when you see fire through them When the last air entry is plugged, plug the vent in the top When the mound is cool it’s time to open it The charcoal inside The charcoal is cooked through Charcoal is stored in baskets for later use Charcoal burns without smoke and flames. It can reach temperatures 200 c higher than wood fires

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  • Reply M. Rozzaq Yusaliano May 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

    I don't understand, if charcoal is made from a wood that has been burned through, how could it be used as a fuel for the fire? What could it burn if the wood is already burned in the first place, if that makes sense

  • Reply Jahzeel David 자셀 May 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    I miss this ❤️😢

  • Reply ilyaale alexandrov May 7, 2019 at 9:50 am

    чем уголь лучше самих сухих веток7

  • Reply maurizzla May 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Der Beste auf Youtube, vielen Dank!

  • Reply Jake L. Hyde May 13, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Could you pit cook like this? I would try it out myself if I had access to that sort of environment. I envy you. Truly. Thank you for all your uploads.

  • Reply SpazWarz 81 May 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Can you use this for water purification?

  • Reply Jupiter Gacha! ランダムカラス May 22, 2019 at 1:31 am

    I just imagine someone walking by and seeing this dude with an expensive camera sitting in the dirt shirtless.

  • Reply Ferra Nouri May 24, 2019 at 6:10 am

    I bleed with others people blood if I want

  • Reply Dmitriy Filinkov May 24, 2019 at 8:39 am

    А тут із України

  • Reply Marshall Treynor May 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    What's really mind blowing is the fact that this video has subtitle.

  • Reply Wheein's throne is my face May 27, 2019 at 3:16 am

    How does this motherfucker still have feet

  • Reply Святослав Фоменко May 28, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Grood! 3:14

  • Reply Résistance 30 May 29, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Superbe façon de faire du charbon de bois 👍

  • Reply Stuncey Tchamba May 29, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    thanks for the video but I have 2 question though . I wish to know if the method you used gives charcoal with moisture( water) and I also wish to know how to make charcoal that does not contain any iron (Fe). if anyone has a link that can help I'll really appreciate.thanks

  • Reply حسين الشمري May 29, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    أحبك اهواي

  • Reply Wisnu Probolaksono June 3, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    you so amazing….

  • Reply Ragu_Jostar June 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Minecraft make this look easy

  • Reply Max game June 7, 2019 at 6:56 am


  • Reply IzihYT Gacha, Minecraft, Roblox And more! June 9, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Wait 5 types of fuel to start a fire


  • Reply TheRoadhammer379 June 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    At the rate to which technology is steadily making people dumber, it won't be long before our cave dwelling ancestors will have had higher I.Q.'s. It's a fact according to new studies, intelligence across the globe is declining.

  • Reply altha 2014 June 9, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    can do all of that but cannot make him a pair of shoes

  • Reply Barry Peterson June 12, 2019 at 11:27 am

    He must be really good at ark

  • Reply ifan2206 ifan2206 June 12, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    bule primitiv….. 😁 😁 😁

  • Reply Hellas Kiper June 12, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Я один русский?

  • Reply Oyun Dünyası June 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Lmao he does real life minecraft

  • Reply Back To past June 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Which soil is that?? Please help

  • Reply Barry Larry June 14, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I'd like to buy this dude a beer. Hey wait fuck that , I'll let him make us one. Great videos

  • Reply Mako June 18, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I only use charcoal when grilling. You can make a grill

  • Reply oo oo June 19, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    whites pygmy better than blacks lol

  • Reply __fokkus June 22, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Chujnia a nie mielerz

  • Reply staidcomet 72 June 23, 2019 at 12:41 am

    I love how he casualy throws a 5 to 10 lb rock on top of a tree branch

  • Reply Ozi oof June 23, 2019 at 7:42 am


  • Reply Иван Птров June 24, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Это для чего я непоял

  • Reply SADECE GERÇEKLER June 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Bizim türkler böle göstermezler illi ya malınınin reklamını yapar ya nasıl bu fikri satarım onu düşünür…
    Hiç böle anlatan video yok

  • Reply Tolga Gökçek June 29, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Açık havada bir sürü video çekecek kadar üstü çıplak çalıştı. Ama kollarındaki amele yanığı bir türlü geçmedi. Daha doğrusu vücudu hiç ultraviyoleden etkilenmedi. Hayret.

  • Reply Sunil Nichal June 29, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Mane trees were cuts

  • Reply JukeBoxBro's July 2, 2019 at 12:22 am

    0:03– When you've lost your patience.

  • Reply Paulo Henrique July 3, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Aonde ele carrega a câmera, e como ele faz para postar os vídeos?

  • Reply skillset4life July 3, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    So is that activated charcoal?

  • Reply Железный Дровосек July 5, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Пережег слишком.

  • Reply 井口武 July 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    He said it’s the worst of the year to year〜

  • Reply constantly confused July 10, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Ok, I have questions. Does this actually burn, and how do you know when to plug the holes in the furnace? sorry if this has been asked before, but the comments are long and some answers are not there anymore from the few I've seen.

  • Reply Phaitoon July 13, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Good job

  • Reply N8VE July 13, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Minecraft in real life.

  • Reply HOLK HOOGIN July 14, 2019 at 8:05 am

    I fear the day he reaches the Bronze Age, look at what he’s already capable of.

  • Reply The Last Phoenix July 14, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    First 30 seconds be like
    "Trees killed my family and destroyed my town… Now its time for REVENGE."

  • Reply Nicholas Johnson July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I need to fix my sleep schedule but I also need to know what he does with that charcoal

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  • Reply winger odyssey July 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    The only problem I could see with that method is the fact the kiln has to be torn down to get the charcoal. Is there any ways you have that don’t need you to take apart the kiln?

  • Reply Steven Laubach July 19, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I think I am gonna run to the fridge and get a cold beer watching all this hard work is making me thirsty. Also gonna get some match light charcoal from Lowes tell the wife I made it myself watching You tube after I crush it up with a hammer and take credit for it.

  • Reply Dibdabalot July 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    How to make diamonds from carbon. I would not be the least bit surprised to see that upload on this exceptional channel!

  • Reply Kevcaninez July 20, 2019 at 1:32 am

    How to do it cave man edition

  • Reply piousaugustus84 July 20, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    So THIS is one way to make biochar. 🤔🤔🤔

  • Reply Nichole Crouch July 21, 2019 at 6:52 am

    The soil where i live is way too sandy to make a dome like that I didn't d barrow the idea and used my welder and a big half inch steel tube used for concrete pillar forms and welded a steel plate to the top cut a hole for venting and fill it full flip it upright and dig the small holes to let it breathe and it works surprisingly well I use it for forging and pallette wood is my favorite to use because its pine already seasoned and dry and it burns really hot i love this channel I plan on making a mud hut like in another one of your videos for a temporary hunting lodge during deer season I think if it lasts a few years or even a few months it'd be cool to do lol

  • Reply Dave Ridlespriger 2 July 21, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Check your credit card statements
    Those adult toy purchases are extensive. 🤪🤪🤪

  • Reply Terrayo Meran July 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    This guy is BRUTAL! Ax UNNECESSARY!

  • Reply Palisher July 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm


  • Reply Omar Mukhtar July 21, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Nibba just place a crafting table

  • Reply mxysptlk23 July 22, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Next he’s going to smelt palladium and make an Ironman suit in a cave with SCRAPS!!!

  • Reply 테오리아 July 22, 2019 at 2:55 pm


  • Reply Nguyễn Nhung July 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    bạn làm video chế tạo dụng cụ chặt cây ví dụ dao hoặc rìu chặt cây đi

  • Reply Brent Davenport July 23, 2019 at 5:15 am

    This makes me think about how much more labor intensive life use to be.

  • Reply KillerBunchyPanda July 23, 2019 at 6:56 am

    My thought before watching this video: "burn wood."

  • Reply KillerBunchyPanda July 23, 2019 at 6:56 am

    My thought before watching this video: "burn wood."

  • Reply tristezgamer July 24, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Bruh this is lit pun intended

  • Reply Yang Zhiyuan July 26, 2019 at 6:04 am

    You don’t need to wear the shorts,be primitive and naked

  • Reply Tony Stark July 27, 2019 at 5:41 am

    0:14 when i throw a tantrum

  • Reply Cløud July 27, 2019 at 6:17 am

    gravity: exists

    this guy: rock time

  • Reply Carla georgina Padron July 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Vos ay donde estas??

  • Reply Carla georgina Padron July 27, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    En misiones

  • Reply Ash Scott July 28, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    It's a shame we'll never get to see how he made the camera.

  • Reply Huzaifa Amin July 30, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Next video: making Diamond out of Charcoal😂😂😂

  • Reply music music July 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    thank you so much for your videos very educational and useful for skills i will be using sooner rather then later. the detail and skill you put into this is fantastic!! you have my thanks and gratitude

  • Reply GeronemoStill July 31, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Кто может на меня подписаться

  • Reply Den nis August 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Who is actually watching this video in the year 2076 too?

  • Reply Megasmash6908 August 2, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Guide to saving are world #3 Just use some darn charcoal

  • Reply aiden Boyce August 2, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Stop playing minecraft m8

  • Reply Bobitza aka NoobulPlictisit August 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    In a real survival situation you should be super self reliant to afford spending that much energy cutting the wood

  • Reply Bobitza aka NoobulPlictisit August 3, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I really want to do this so I can use it as fuel for my stove and as for the grill too. But I have a problem, here where I live, Romania to be exact, the type of wood that you use in the video cannot be found here, and I want to ask, would acaica work?
    Edit: Oh, by the way, can it be done in smaller amounts?

  • Reply TheSlime Assassin32 August 5, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Charcoal is just glass wood, change my mind (I’m making this statement based on sounds of crinkling the charcoal)

  • Reply Sledner TPF August 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    0:07 me raging after loosing in a game

  • Reply The n00b 1950 August 6, 2019 at 5:25 am

    its time to abuse wood and release your anger on it

  • Reply juraj stehlík August 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    now all he needs is just some sticks and he cam make torches like in minecraft

  • Reply Moe and Tekila August 7, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Me: Throws rock
    Rock: Right back at chya

  • Reply XtremeGamer4561 August 7, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    What does making that huge mud cage do?

  • Reply Kellie Thornton August 8, 2019 at 3:13 am

    How are you still rocking a farmers tan with all the shirtless videos? 🤔😊

  • Reply Dane Law August 8, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Is it possible to build a permanent and reusable mound? How does it burn if charcoal can only be made in an oxygen free environment? Won't oxygen enter through the top and bottom holes? How do you know when to cover the holes? I am a beginner blacksmith and would like to make my own forge fuel, so any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

  • Reply Decimanator August 8, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Love the vid (yes I know I'm 3 years late)

  • Reply cheese chisel August 9, 2019 at 3:53 am

    very good

  • Reply ഞാനും നീയും August 10, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    which country

  • Reply Dear Master, August 11, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Just burn some logs in a furnace it'll take less than a minute yet he puts in all this effort?

  • Reply No-Bro Arc Usmc August 12, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I never knew in my life that charcoal was just cooked wood

  • Reply عياش بوخليفه August 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    انهم يتهيؤون لزوال التكنولوجيا معكم حق تهياوا

  • Reply Moksih August 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    he made so much wrong and turned like 50kg wood into 10kg of charcoal. Thats way too less.

  • Reply Antonio Chiappetta August 13, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I was just waiting for him to slip and hit his foot with a rock

  • Reply night shade August 13, 2019 at 5:10 am

    He's on my team for the zombie apocalypse. I call him

  • Reply rcolv • August 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve done this but it is easier to just make a fire in a pick and once it starts going well just chuck dirt in it

  • Reply John Moon August 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    John, how long does it have to burn before it forms charcoal and how long does it need cooling down?

  • Reply Nez August 14, 2019 at 4:58 am

    When you forget your furnace so you use a mod

  • Reply Mr_Elite August 14, 2019 at 11:17 am

    i used the wood to destroy the wood

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