I was having a look at the craftable items in Don't Starve, and a number of them ask for Charcoal. I figured you could just refine something to make it, but I don't see it on the list.

Is there a biome where it is found or a creature that drops it? Or am I just being dense about not seeing how to refine it?

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Use a torch to set a tree on fire and then chop it down to get a charcoal!

Charcoal is also a loot drop from Krampus!

  • Thanks! I had just figured that out right when you posted. Good answer, and welcome to Arqade!
    – David M
    Jan 12, 2014 at 21:30
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    Additionally, if you use Willow, she comes equipped with a lighter and that's great for lighting nearby things as it never loses durability :)
    – spugsley
    Jan 13, 2014 at 2:41
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    "A" tree? Why would you burn just one tree when there's a nicely-flammable forest out there? Jan 13, 2014 at 18:52

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