View Full Version : smokeless fire

08-19-2007, 01:02 PM
does anyone know how to make a smokelessfire, as practiced by the indians when they needed a fire but not to be seen? it is a small hot fire, with little to no smoke. i read about it in "the life and times of grizzly adams", and took my name from it lol! please help.{no i am not on the run, heh heh!}

08-19-2007, 01:10 PM
Wood should be dry. Very. :-)

08-19-2007, 02:40 PM
yup very dry wood and no greenery at all, also indians made small fires not white man fires, if you were on the run i would suggest a dakota hole, just google it.

08-19-2007, 08:49 PM
hmm the only thing google and wikipedia could come up with for dakota hole was golf in the dakotas, or dakota fishin holes. but i think i get the idea. thanks folks!

08-19-2007, 08:58 PM
let me look more into it.

08-21-2007, 03:04 PM
very dry wood and keep the fire small

08-21-2007, 03:10 PM
Also build it on dry rocks or sand, unless there is something unusual about sand that I don't know about that would make it smoke. It also need to be an airy fire not just a flat layout of sticks.

Why a smoke less fire if I may ask?

08-21-2007, 05:18 PM
It's called a Dakota pit fire.