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Well BC! Never been in the woods with gun and "Sturmgepäck"? "Cooking hole" is a correct translation for me. We made cooking holes the size of an upside down helmet. A "small branches fire" (enough of them ) will not be blown out by the wind. If you are so lucky to be in a pine wood, the lowest, short and broken branches of a pine tree always can be lit, even after days of heavy rain. You can always shave with the rest of your coffee .
That brings back dear childhood memories jebber. Dead pine branches, dry and easily available, the best smell you can get from a campfire...Sounds like a trench fire and widow's wood.
Trench fire is a great way to cook for a small group and not be very noticeable.
Widow's wood is what we've always called the dead wood on the bottom of evergreen trees. Easy to gather (still on the tree), dry and easily burned.
Glad to see Karl and his adventures are back - thanx to all!