When you are stealth camping it is very important to keep your smoke signature to a minimum as the rangers have look out towers everywhere and are always looking for any sign of any smoke. Here is a how to on building a Dakota Smokeless Fire Pit.
Always use very dry dead wood as it will produce much less smoke then green freshly cut wood.
An amazing article written by Brent Ladd. If you are at all interested in living a simple primitive lifestyle you must read the entirety of this article. Realities of Going Primitive
A small excerpt from the article.
“Food variety is fairly limited in the primitive diet. That does not mean it isn’t a good diet. Studies of pre-contact primitive peoples the world over have found that these “limited” diets meet every body requirement. In the book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, by Weston Price, it was concluded that these primitives had unbelievable endurance, erect postures and cheerful personalities. They were found to have excellent bone structure and well developed jaw and teeth free from decay. In case after case, Price found no incidence of cancer, ulcers, tuberculosis, heart or kidney disease, high blood pressure, muscular dystrophy or sclerosis or cerebral palsy.
Price also spoke of these primitive societies having nopsychiatrists, no crime, no prisons, no mental illness, alcoholism or drug addiction. Every baby was nursed by its mother, and there were no neglected children. In other words, physical health went hand in hand with mental and emotional health.
The Hunzas, who were living in the Himalayas, were studied by an English physician named Robert McCanison. The results mirrored those found by Price. It was said a Hunza messenger could carry a message to a village 35 miles away and return the same day with no signs of fatigue!
Other groups of aboriginal people studied by doctors in pre-contact periods also agree with Price’s findings.”-Brent Ladd Realities of Going Primitive