20 thoughts on “How To Make A Dakota Hole Fire

  1. Hasan Baidoun says:

    Nice demo.
    Note that when laying the pot into the fire hole, smoke start to leak from both the fire hole, AND the ventilation hole! This is bad, because that smoke is an indication of the fire being suffocated and it contained un-burned flammable gases.
    That was because the main reason of the oxygen-rich air flowing through the ventilation hole and into the fire hole is that the fire flame is heating air making it rocket upward which makes a vacuum that sucks air from the ventilation hole and into the base of the flame and so on. If the fire hole can't push enough air out, the ventilation hole can't deliver enough air through, and the fire suffocates releasing smoke through everywhere.

  2. kabaruser says:

    nice job what co you think of that bush pot ? I just got a mucket haven't tried it yet but was wondering about it ramin beats the hell out of c rats or them freeze dried things we had and even some of the older mre s

  3. Patagonicus says:

    Great low impact fire video! Speaking as a backpacker, this is about as close as you can get to leave-no-trace ethics and yet still have a small fire.

    One more additional use I thought of when watching this: you could use the space you dug out for the fire afterward as a cat hole, before filling it in. That would be a good way to get rid of that evidence of your presence as well.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. hyonjun says:

    I used to do that when I was a kid so no one would know I was making fires when I was out haha. But I would just eat those noodles dry unless it was cold out.

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