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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Rocket.

This BB requires you to build a dakota fire pit and cook some food on it.


Build a Dakota Fire Pit

Build your Dakota Fire Hole!

Here are some threads on Dakota Fire Pits
  - Dakota Fire Hole
  - Dakota Pit Fire

Some Articles on Dakota Fire Holes
  - Making a Dakota Fire Pit
  - What is a Dakota Fire Hole

Dakota Fire Pit Explained

How to Build a Dakota Fire Hole/Stove

Construction and Use of Dakota Fire Pit


Cook with a Dakota Fire Pit

Cook anything you want on your Dakota Fire Hole!!!

Cook Bacon and Eggs on Dakota Fire Pit

Venison Steak on a Dakota Fire Pit

Cook Wild Game with Dakota Fire Pit

To get certified for this Badge Bit you must provide:
  - 4 pictures
       o pic of starting materials before fire with cold dakota hole
       o pic of fire started
       o pic of additional wood added
       o pic of food cooking
            - if using a pan or pot, show it resting on something to keep from plugging the exhaust of the system
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This is my pic of my starting materials in the dakota fire hole before I started the fire. On the left side, there is paper, and oen the right, there is a bit of my kindling sticking out.

This is a pic of my fire started in the dakota fire pit that I built!

This is a picture of additional wood that I added to my dakota fire hole!

This is a picture of my salad sauteeing over the dakota fire stove; the spinach is wilting in tghsi picture, which i think counts as showing food is actively cooking. Also, the salad looks kind of shiny, too, because I was able to melt the coconut oil with my dakota fire pit and coat the salad with melted coconut oil!

Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete!

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good work dave!  looks good.  :)
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Hello there!
While at the 2019 PEP Jamboree, I dug a Dakota stove at Arrakis, and cooked some veggies in olive oil.

[Edit/add: In hindsight, I would have made the burn tunnel longer, as my arrangement had some "wrong chimney" problems. But...this was the third spot I'd tried to dig that day, and so I wasn't even sure the ground would permit the stove to be dug.]
Digging Dakota Stove
Digging Dakota Stove
Starting materials
Starting materials
Fire started
Fire started
More wood!!
More wood!!
Food cooking
Food cooking
Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I certify this BB complete!

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