Coal has many uses but early on, it allows you to build a Fire. This guide on Where To Find Coal In Summer In Mara will tell you where to find this precious resource so you can gather some up for your first campfire, or save it until later when it’s used in other recipes.
If you are near the beginning of the game and you’re looking for coal, there’s a few options. Sometimes barrels that wash up on the beach can be destroyed with your hammer. It’s not often Coal but it is a possibility. Otherwise the best way to get your first batch of coal is to following the main quest until you reach the mainland and buy it from the shops. Finally, once you have unlocked the torch, there’s another option.
Where To Find Coal In Summer In Mara
In a game as charming and heartwarming as Summer in Mara this may feel out of place but, burn it to the ground. Coal is a byproduct you receive when you burn down trees. Simply light a torch, you can use the Campfire for this, and then approach a tree. The tree, and all nearby trees, will catch on fire. After about 20-30 seconds the tree will be completely destroyed and you will get Coal. This is the easiest and fastest method of getting coal in the early stages of the game. Just be sure to plant seeds for new trees when you can.
The fire does spread nearly instantly. So if you have a beautiful grove of apple trees, don’t attempt to burn down just the one. It’s best used on the pine trees as those seeds are readily available on the island without much exploration needed.