Smudge pots are a way of life at the field school in June and July. Take a metal coffee can, punch a few holes in it, attach a piece of chain to the rim and keep a small, smoky fire going. The smoke keeps the bugs at bay. It’s getting harder to find a metal coffee can as most companies have gone to plastic or cardboard, but they are still available, if not common. Learning how to keep a smudge pot smoking for hours without it bursting into flame is a foundational skill.
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