How And Why You Should Build A Dakota Fire Hole (Video)


If you’re out in nature and you don’t want to attract a lot of attention or leave any kind of trace of cooking a Dakota fire hole is what you want to build or I should say dig.  They use less wood, are easy to dig and easy to extinguish.  Dave of David’s Passage shows you how to make and why they are a good alternative to standard campfire.  While Dave doesn’t show it in the video, he does mention in his notes that it is extremely important to drench the fire completely when you’re finished because Dakota fire holes can cause root fires.  Don’t build one unless you have plenty of water to extinguish it completely as roots can smolder for a very long time before igniting.

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