Do you have a lot of experience with building such a configuration for a DFP? What is the angle that you use for the long, slanting entrance air hole/feeder hole? Can you elaborate a bit further on all of this, maybe with a drawing? I'm having trouble visualizing where this third hole is supposed to go. I'm not sure about packing wood with mud. What does that mean? Is that in the third hole? Does that stop the third hole from acting as a chimney? I like the idea of a long-lasting DFP, but I have a hard time wrapping my brain around what you are describing. Thanks in advance. :)
if your pit is 2 ft deep, with a long, slanting-entrance air-hole with a log in it, and with a third hole, about 30 degrees from vertical, for another log, you can get the Dakota pit to "gravity-feed" wood to itself for 2-3 hours, depending upon the wood composition and size, and depending upon whether or not you pack the wood with mud,
Yeah, I should have wrote that too. Actually I'm not 100% convinced those are socks!- at first glance, I thought they were fish! Ha Ha. I can see them being socks, but... they could be a lot of things with a drawing as poor as that. But if they were socks, who's to say that the survival dude or dudette didn't just mash up some soap root and wash em up nice and purdy smelling, and clean as a whistle. I probably still wouldn't hang them over the food though.
then looked at the picture again. Wow. That pic needs work. That don't look like a good Dakota to me at all.
One of the things they taught us in survival that increases a risk of forest fire is burying the embers. These can flare up days later and cause a wildfire.
is that the fire is/coals are properly out before reburying the hole. With a Dakota Fire Pit, this is easily done as a small amount of water can be concentrated on the coals in the relatively small pit. It should be stirred and water added until it is a mud of ash and no longer steaming.
Part of the idea of a well done Dakota pit is that you can rebury it, thus concealing your fire/dead coals, and thereby not leaving much of a trace.