Emergency PreparednessDakota fire hole for efficient cooking and minimal smoke signature

Dakota fire hole for efficient cooking and minimal smoke signature

If you ever need to build a fire to cook or heat with out in the open and you are trying to keep a low profile and remain hidden. The Dakota fire hole is a good way of doing it.  While it most likely won’t be totally smokeless it will have a lot less smoke than a traditional camp fire. The Dakota fire hole is also a great way to have a fire when it is very windy because the actual fire is below ground level so it doesn’t get blown out and the embers don’t blow around.  Freedom of the Hills has a great tutorial with a bunch of pictures and tells you how to build a Dakota fire hole. Never know when you may need this info.

photo credit freedomofthehills
photo credit freedomofthehills

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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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