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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.



Step
1

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





Step
2

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!



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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.]
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Digging Dakota Stove
Digging Dakota Stove
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Starting materials
Starting materials
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Fire started
Fire started
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More wood!!
More wood!!
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Food cooking
Food cooking
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o pic of starting materials before fire with cold dakota hole



o pic of fire started.  You can also see the firebricks at the bottom to prevent the cauldron from blocking the air intake.



o pic of additional wood added



Here's a pic that shows me dampening the intake to cool things down a bit:



Making chili tonight.  Lots and lots of chili.  









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Rob, where did you get that cauldron from? It looks amazing. I so want one!
 
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Liv Smith wrote:Rob, where did you get that cauldron from? It looks amazing. I so want one!



Isn't it cool?  It was a scrapyard find.  I was walking around looking for something completely different and I saw it out of the corner of my eye.  It was upside down and rusted and covered in a bunch of iron pipes all willy nilly.  I hauled it out and I was like, "this is salvageable."  There were a few guys around me and the moment I picked it up I could see them kicking themselves.  One guy crossed the yard to congratulate me. It was just one of those moments. I seasoned it in a bonfire and lemme tell you that was hair-raising.
 
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