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Dakota Fire Hole; an earthen Rocket Stove

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by CamoDeafie, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    The Dakota Fire Hole

    this article is pretty good; for those who want other options for a fire... the only things to look out for would be the following;

    -if dug hole fills quickly with water (we have that problem on parts of the Valley floor),
    -if there are roots that require cutting (we have that problem on most of the foothill sides where people camp)
    -if the soil is too loose, or is sandy (well, we got dunes by the coast and desert areas)
    -if the area is prone to sudden out of control wildfires (most of Central Oregon to East Oregon in the Fir and Pine forests, as opposed to the Juniper Pine desert areas with the sand; see above for sand issues)

    but in a field with hardpack soil, this would be excellent outside the seasonal burn bans.

    a friend suggested for the sandy areas; to use 4-8" diameter stove pipe sections to hold the structure around the fire hole; which might work pretty good...
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    I think I will try this. Thanks.
  3. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Beaverton, OR Chief Cook/Bottle Washer

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    Interesting. Especially like the ability to put the fire out quickly. That and the less visible aspects of the fire and lower smoke profile.

  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent post and design.:thumbup: