Camping Skill: Building a Dakota Fire Hole

Building a fire is one of the most important camping skills. The process is easy when dead wood is abundant, you have a large fire ring, plenty of kindling, and a box of matches. But what about when you’re in areas where wood is scare, weather is inclement, and your ignition system is primitive?

This video demonstrates how to make a Dakota Fire Hole and shows why it can make the most of many difficult camping situations. The fire burns hotter and is more focused than traditional camp fires, plus it’s easy to put out and leaves little impact on the environment. Burn, baby, burn!

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