Dakota Fire Hole or Pit

An alternative method for cooking food using fire that we all need to know.

Advantages to the Dakota Fire Hole/Pit

1. Fire cooks and lasts longer
2. Uses less wood
3. Low visibility and stealthy.  Flames are low to the ground and/or hidden in the ground
3. Low impact on the environment
4. Easy to put fire out
5. Great for cooking away from campsite.


1. Not the method to use for keeping warm

Here a couple of videos demonstrating how to build a Dakota Fire Hole/Pit.

SZ Team