Ways of Hiding a Fire

Discussion in 'Other Advanced Survival Skills' started by Aneye4theshot, Jan 25, 2016.

0/5, 0 votes

  1. Aneye4theshot

    Aneye4theshot Expert Member

    Blog Posts:
    There is a way to hide your fire when trying to stay undetected. This method is called the Dakota fire hole. The best way to make this hidden fireplace would be by or even in the roots of a tree so that the tree branches and leaves help dissipate the smoke. This fire pit is very helpful for avoiding detection. The flames are hidden underground, and the fire burns hotter producing less smoke which is, after all, the goal of hiding your fireplace. Start by simply digging a hole about 6 inches into the ground. Then make a 6-inch diameter airway about a foot away from the edge of the fire pit so that the fire has oxygen to breathe.Then make a ring out of stones around the fire pit.Once you have built the ring around your fire, then start a fire inside the 8-inch hole and start boiling water or cooking food immediately. Do not start a fire unless you absolutely need one for disinfecting water or cooking food. If hiding is your absolute priority being warm is not worth giving away your position just keep moving.
    TheJim and Ricky Jeringan like this.
  2. Charles R. Stevens

    Charles R. Stevens Active Member

    Blog Posts:
    Dakota fire holes are effectivly turbo stoves, and are fairly effecent. Building them among the roots of a tree and using strictly small dry wood keeps the smoke clear and breaks up any that it makes. Don't forget the smell of smoke travels so it's not 100% undetectable
    TheJim likes this.
  3. Arkane

    Arkane Master Survivalist

    Blog Posts:
    Dry fires are almost invisible during the day!
    I usually dry wood for my next fire over the hot coals of my last fire
    If onlt wet wood is available I build a small fire with my dried wood and layed wet wood over it so it mostly dries before it burns in the fire
    Very little smoke with really dry wiid!
Similar Threads Forum Date
Always Be Prepared In The Wild... Jokes and Humor Apr 22, 2024
Carjacking-must Always Be On Alert News, Current Events, and Politics Mar 24, 2021
Pdf: The Lost Ways Book Books Jul 10, 2019
There Is Always One Jokes and Humor Jun 28, 2019
Always Try To Participate In Safety Drills Whenever You Can! Safety Jul 9, 2017
My Feet Is Always So Cold General Q&A Jul 8, 2017
What Are Other Non-conventional Ways To Create Fire? All Resources About Fire Jul 1, 2017
Rubbing Alcohol And Why You Should Always Use It First Aid and Medicine Jun 5, 2017
What Are Some Ways To Orient Yourself To The Cardinal Directions Anywhere. Navigation May 24, 2017
Best Ways To Spend Money Financial Planning May 24, 2017

Share This Page