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Dakota fire holes are easy to make and have a high survival value. They produce little to no smoke, so having this type of fire to cook on will not give your position away if you are bugging out or evading something. They burn hotter and use less fuel than regular fires and cook your food very fast.
I would always recommend making one if you are staying put for a few days as it used less fuel and when you are done you could just fill the holes back up or place rocks over the holes so you can use it again if you plan on returning. Read all the advantages and reasons why you should make a Dakota fire hole below:
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.