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May 24th, 2010

Emergency Cooking: How-to Start a Charcoal Fire

charcoal fire
in this videoChances are that in a natural disaster it will be YOU who will have to cook and you’ll have to hurry and do something with all of that meat in your freezer before it goes bad. So, be educated and start practicing this summer on how to start a charcoal fire and how to grill. It has some tasty benefits…trust me!

next up See what exciting thing I’m doing to help you in the Summer!

dad-chimney charcoal starter

amazing reviews click here

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  • cheryl

    May 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Do you know how much charcoal to store for one year?

  • sonia alves

    May 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    hello! I live in Portugal, and i am starting now my food storage. It´s dificult for me because we don´t have
    many of the itens that you talk about, it´s because of the culture…. But you give me many ideas about how to start and to teatch in the church our sisters to do it as well.
    Thank you
    Sonia Alves

  • Angel

    May 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    We don't use any charcoal fluid with our chimney starter. Here's a link I found that describes how my hubby, our resident grill master, uses our chimney starter. 🙂 http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/chimney.html

  • eatfoodstorage

    May 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    It would depend on a lot of factors. If you have any other type of
    emergency cooking items (solar oven, propane grill, etc.) and how much you'd
    be using for a year depending on those items.

  • Deli

    May 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Crystal, Thanks for the video. Tomorrow I am teaching 11yr. scouts how to use charcoal for cooking. My only question is how long or approximately how long does it take for the coals to come to a good temp to add more coals? And once you have added coals how long will it take?

  • eatfoodstorage

    May 26, 2010 at 2:51 am

    It takes 30-40 minutes to get the coals warm and after you add the new coals
    you can begin grilling.

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