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How To Make A Dakota Fire Hole

Posted 03/07/2014 1:06 pm by


How to make a Dakota fire hole?

This is how you make one in 3 easy steps:

  1. Dig 2 holes in the ground –about 9 inches away from each other, about 12 inches in diameter and approximately 12 inches down.
  2. Connect the holes to make an airway tunnel, in the shape of the letter “U”.
  3. Light a fire (just like a regular campfire) at the original bottom of the tunnel.

Congratulations, you have your own Dakota fire hole!

Now let me elaborate a little on the matter:

First of all, this is how a Dakota fire hole looks like in real life (thank you survival.outdoorlife.com for the image). If your final results resemble this image, then you got it right.

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