Preserving Embers In Ash

Discussion in 'All Resources About Fire' started by remnant, Jul 12, 2017.

0/5, 0 votes

  1. remnant

    remnant Expert Member
      190/230

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Decades ago, people in my region used to preserve fire by burying or covering burning embers in woodash in their hearths. I don't know the science behind it but overnight, the glow continued and a fresh fire could be kindled in the morning.
     
    poltiregist and Keith H. like this.
  2. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
      425/460

    Blog Posts:
    7
    It is called banking the fire. This method is still in use today.
    Keith.
     
    lonewolf likes this.
  3. lonewolf

    lonewolf Moderator Staff Member
      510/575

    Blog Posts:
    0
    we had coal and log open fires when I was a kid, even 20 years ago we used this method, found the sheep dog puppy sleeping in the ash and embers one morning, don't know how it didn't get burned alive-the embers were still red.
     
    Keith H. likes this.
  4. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
      425/460

    Blog Posts:
    7
    We had a dog did the same thing. We used to do all our washing in a copper outside. The dog got in close after we had finished the washing & burnt some of the hairs on her back!
    Keith.
     
  5. poltiregist

    poltiregist Expert Member
      247/345

    Blog Posts:
    0
    The knowledge on banking a fire is something every prepper / survivalist should be familiar with . Very simple but also very important . It could save a lot of someone's fire starting resource .
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
    TMT Tactical and Keith H. like this.
  6. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
      425/460

    Blog Posts:
    7
    Banking an open fire reduces the oxygen getting to the embers, just like shutting the vent on a wood burning stove at night.
    Keith.
     
    TMT Tactical likes this.
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
Preserving Embers In Ash All Resources About Fire Jul 12, 2017
What's Your Plan For Preserving Meat Or Fish? Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep Feb 21, 2019
Tomatoes From Garden To Table & Preserving 1 Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep Mar 31, 2018
Tomatoes From Garden To Table & Preserving 2 Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep Mar 31, 2018
Harvesting. Picking & Preserving Tomatoes. Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep Mar 26, 2018
Preserving Summer Squash Into Winter Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep Aug 3, 2017
Making Salt Pork 18th Century Style For Preserving. Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep Aug 13, 2016
Preserving hot coals All Resources About Fire Jun 8, 2016
Preserving & Storage. Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep May 6, 2016
Attention All Members! The Hangout May 3, 2019

Share This Page