Building a Dakota fire hole

The Dakota fire pit is very good way to build a fire that produces little to no smoke. But instead of just one hole, you have to dig two small holes in the ground: one is for the firewood and the other to provide a draft of air.

In addition to producing very little smoke a Dakota fire uses a small amount of fuel, just small twigs and other organic matter will keep the Dakota fire burning because of the amount of oxygen that is funneled into the fire.  The fire burns from the top downward, which creates a steady stream of fresh air from the air hole as it burns.

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