Guide to Making Activated Charcoal

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Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal. Why? Because it could literally save your life. Emergency rooms all over the world regularly use activated charcoal to treat certain types of poisonings. The poison sticks to the charcoal, preventing it from being absorbed into the body’s bloodstream.

Uses for Activated Charcoal

Although poison control is the thing activated charcoal is most famous for, it has many other uses. For example, it can soothe bug bites, whiten your teeth, aid digestion, purify the air, filter your water, get rid of mold, prevent gas and bloating, and improve your overall health.

And incredibly, it has no shelf life. Activated charcoal will keep its structure indefinitely, as long as you keep it dry and it never has a chance to absorb anything.

How to Make Activated Charcoal

Although activated charcoal is relatively cheap, you should consider learning how to make it yourself. If you want to live off the grid

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Originally posted on SHTF Preparedness