Primitive Technology: Charcoal

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


  • 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

  • 0:07 me raging after loosing in a game

  • its time to abuse wood and release your anger on it

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

  • Me: Throws rock
    Rock: Right back at chya

  • What does making that huge mud cage do?

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

  • 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.

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

  • very good

  • which country

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

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

  • انهم يتهيؤون لزوال التكنولوجيا معكم حق تهياوا

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • When you forget your furnace so you use a mod

  • i used the wood to destroy the wood

  • I want to char some bamboo.

  • I'm afraid I'm at a loss to understand why the wood doesn't just burn up completely. Is there a critical moment when the oxygen is cut off or something? If so, how do you know when that is?
    I wonder how much BTU content is lost in the process. Some consumption of the wood did occur after all. Wood contains a finite amount of BTUs. It works out to be 7,000 BTUs per pound. Expressed this way, the wood density has been accounted for. I have no clue as to how that converts when made into charcoal.

  • Son pu#os

  • Блин,по русски то можно? Я по англицки не шпрэхаю.

  • Wow

  • Volcano charcoal Primtive

  • Would have been way better had you explained about timing of fire and how long before you covered your vent holes

  • Many countries still use charcoals to make their traditional foods

  • I was skeptical about this video until I noticed he wasn't wearing a shirt or shoes. It all checks out tho. Sans shirt/shoes = 2 Legit 2 quit

  • Это как ютуб сделал из человека обезьяну.

  • excelente

  • This is but a small version of the illegal charcoal factories destroying the rainforest.

  • For how many days it should stay close ?

  • Почему у этого говна столько просмотров ?

  • That gratifying sound: 4:45 !!!

  • He did this a really unnecessary hard way. He could have just put wood logs in a furnace with some wood planks.

  • You should make a video showing how you made the camera you use to record

  • No es una madera adecuada para el carbón es muy blanda.

  • This is fully burned..useless.
    You should burn it half..

  • So let me get this right, coal can reach a higher temperature than a regular bonfire? But what to use it for? I mean, if you just want to cook your food, you will do it over a campfire instead of going through this cumbersome process right? So what would you use coal for if you were to survive in the jungle?

  • The disassembly of the mound is the most satisfying thing ever.

  • This video makes you FEEL like
    a caveman

  • Kingsford charcoal dislikes this

  • It isnt technology though. Its more of using primitive tools in order to make things lool.

  • What texture pack do you use and how did you run it on 120fps?????

  • I'm watching every single video . So i can survive the end of the world..

  • Very well. The humans can't need the modern articles for living.

  • Teacher: anybody know what mterials you need to make charcoal
    Me (a minecraft expert): time to shine

  • How many splinters do you think they have in their feet

  • This guy inspires me to go outside without a god dang reason.

  • How do you know everything?

  • All his videos lead views over everything

  • Wonder where this guy is located. Thid method is being used throughout the Caribbean where electricity and natural gas are scarce. The charcoal is reusable by using pine wood stick to light it and once it is lighted it is without fume and can be used for cooking, roasting, barbecue(much healthier than the man-made one embedded with fuel) put in a clay pot inside your house for heating. And as it burns needs to be replenished.

    Good job!


  • А зачем ему уголь , вроде снега я не вижу. А шашлык можно и на дровишках пожарить.

  • Очень гигроскопичность высокая у угля такого.хранить герметично нужно.на "природе"это проблема.

  • رائع

  • You better clean ur nails after smashing it in ur nails

  • Nyc


  • This is used in gas mask filters …. huh

  • Young man, you are my hero 😉

  • I wonder if this guy can do a collab with Seth's Bike Hacks Channel.

  • Such a classic, one of my favorites.

  • Primitive cargo shorts 🤔

  • All that work for a Jacket potato 😅 . great job on the charcoal 👍

  • Really appreciate your videos

  • Thanx…

  • Why don't you simply use a axe and stop wasting your breath ?

  • And I thought my paper mache volcano was cool

  • Wow

  • I make this same shit every night in the winter time, in my fire pit. With out all the bullshit. Its simple, make a fire, put lil pieces of wood on it, let it burn, then smoother it out. Those big logs dude is breaking with a rock, yea, just put half of it over the fire, let it burn, then break it in half. Way simpler. This guy would have looked like a fool back in the primitive days.

  • I feel like this man is what inspired that anime show “Dr. Stone”

  • He-Man

  • 3:35 a fly xD

  • A very interesting article. Do you make any products from your charcoal process?

  • You know shops exist

  • strange that not a word is said but the subtitles work ?? great video btw

  • I feel so primitive using charcoal to cook meat here in Argentina.

  • Primitive wannabe white boy with no shoes and socks and no shirt yet he has modern shorts on , a perfect hair cut and is clean shaven ? Makes no sense !!! He should have been unkept with messy hair and nasty long beard and his skin should have been at least a little dirty !!! You know , make it more believable !!! This is a waste of time nonsense video !!! Thumbs down 👎 for you !!! 👎👎👎😖😖😖😡😡😡😠😠😠

  • 覚えていなくとも損はないだろうけど覚えていたら得するかも

  • Hebrews the so called african american the true indians of mexico america in canada technology we taught you gentiles how to use nature

  • Now make a forge

  • Too much work, that's why it's for sale at your local market.

  • I like the little asian guys better

  • Cenel koyok bajingan

  • Tan lines suggest this guy doesn't don this attire too often

  • Not approved, this charcoal come from Poland

  • 👏👏👏👏

  • I didn’t know I was gay till just now….

  • Ridicule…! Et hypocrisie mais tellement drôles….! 🤣 C'est cool tu sais fabriquer du charbon de bois ça t'a pris un bon moment ! Moi je vais à intermarcher je paie 8 euro et j'ai beaucoup moins galèrer… 😉Et en plus j'ai beaucoup moins polluer que l'énergie qui a été nécessaire à filmer…. Traiter les image…. Uploaded et compagnie! 😁 À bon entendeur ! 🤣🤣

  • Onu men her gun ediremda

  • me when i see date
    3 years ago
    me then

  • I got A idea
    What if he made a rice farm

  • Bu cocuk kim

  • He was using the minecraft recipe guys.

  • great job.

  • Read Arthur Ransome's books 'Swallows and Amazons', 'Swallowdale' and 'Pigeon Post' for the charcoal burning characters the Billies.

  • Can this form of charcoal be used in water filtration?

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