The Dakota Fire Hole is a Native American style fireplace that burns wood efficiently like a wood stove. It is also a safer way to build a fire as it keeps the coals and flames fairly contained when you are trying to have a fire in windy conditions. By spending some extra effort on digging a Dakota Fire Hole, you can burn a very hot small fire with less wood. Very beneficial in areas where wood is limited. What you'll need to do is dig a hole just over a foot deep and a foot wide. The bottom…
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This super short video will show you how to make a compass, how to cook food using just a cardboard box (yes!), a soda can candle, a clever water filter, natural mosquito repellant and much more! [watch]
dryer lint fire starter Archives - WillowHavenOutdoor Survival Skills
Make FIRESTARTER BALLS out of dryer lint and petroleum jelly. Sure there is excellent fire starting tinder available at camping and outdoor stores. But why spend $10 on something when you can spend virtually $0 and a few minutes to create a product equally as effective.
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