This wilderness fire making skill is the Dakota Fire Hole, also known as the Dakota Fire Pit. This handy device is easy to construct and has marked advantages over other types of camp fire constructs. Once you make a Dakota fire hole and try it out, you may choose to use this method for outdoor fires on a regular basis.
Dig a couple holes and connect them with an underground tube. And you have a smokeless “Dakota Fire Pit” that is capable of burning on a windy day, great to stay hidden from view or just because you don't have a barbecue at your disposal. It's shielded nicely to prevent forest fires, but be sure to fill it up and keep from breaking someones ankle when they pass by.
Watch the video on the next page to learn more on digging a Dakota Fire Hole.