How To Build A Dakota Fire Hole
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A Dakota hole? Yep, that is correct, you read the title right. If you have never heard about this type of fire hole, then you should be really glad you ran into this post. After you have made your fire from a zip loc bag or from sugar, you probably want to know how to dig a dakota fire hole.

There are quite a few advantages of using this type of fire hole, from less firewood being needed, less smoke and it even cooks faster. This is due to the suction created by the air tunnel. It is also great if your find yourself in a windy situation or when you want to remain incognito, since the fire itself burns below the ground.

How To Build A Dakota Fire Hole

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • twigs
  • firewood
  • big stones
  • large branch
  • garden spade (optional)

The best area to build this type of fire would be next to the base of a tree, in ground that has few rocks or roots. The main hole (chamber) is about a foot wide and a foot deep. The base sections needs to be widen a bit to allow bigger chunks of wood to be added in there.

The air tunnel is about half a foot wide, and is dug at an angle starting about a foot away from the main chamber. Make sure you place this tunnel on the upwind side of the main chamber. When starting the fire, only start with kindling and twigs that fill half of the main hole. Always remember to fill in the hole after you put out the fire.

You can get more information on the Modern Survival Blog, here…

How To Dig A Dakota Fire Hole

You can watch the video below how to dig a dakota fire hole…

You can watch the video below on how to cook over a dakota fire hole…



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