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01/03/2019 / By Mary Miller
It’s always important for all preppers to learn how to build a fire. A basic campfire can serve a number of uses, such as keeping you warm, cooking food, and boiling water. However, such fires tend to produce plenty of smoke. If excessive smoke is a problem, you can get around this setback by digging a smokeless fire pit. Follow this survival guide on how to make your own Dakota fire pit. (h/t to SkilledSurvival.com.)
A Dakota fire pit is an ancient fire-making technique that is used for building efficient, clean-burning, and easily concealable fires. Simply put, they are smokeless fire pits that burn more efficiently than other conventional fire-making methods. The advantages that Dakota fire pits, or fire holes, have over regular campfires are numerous, making them a far more convenient and practical choice if you want a long-term sustainable source of fire. Outside of releasing less smoke, these advantages include requiring less fuel to maintain, burning at very high temperatures, burning more efficiently, and burning below the surface. This makes your fire quickly concealable if you need to avoid detection. These smokeless fire pits are also very easy to cook over and they will remain protected even during windy weather conditions. Similar smokeless fire options you can try include rocket stoves, smokeless inserts, and smokeless grills. (Related: Conceal your raging campfire with the ancient Dakota fire hole technique.)
To make your smokeless fire pit, you will need to dig two connected holes in the ground. One will be for your fire pit chamber and the other will be for your airflow tunnel. Oxygen enters the airflow tunnel and burns cleanly in the fire pit chamber.
If you want to learn more tips on how to make your own fire when SHTF, you can read more articles by going to Preparedness.news.
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