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Taking a Fire Pit Camping

tent-1208201_960_720Camping is a fun and rewarding pastime that’s enjoyed by millions of Americans every year. You can make your camping experience even better, however, by bringing a fire pit. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to take a fire pit camping. So before you hit the trails, keep reading for some tips on how to camp with a fire pit.

Choose the Right Fire Pit

If you plan on taking a fire pit camping, you need to choose a model that’s easy to transport. Some of the large, bulky fire pits are designed to remain in place, making them a poor choice for camping. But smaller and more portable fire pits are ideal for camping and other outdoor excursions.

Should I Bring Firewood?

Well, it depends on where exactly you plan on camping, and whether there’s any suitable wood nearby. Most campsites have a plentiful supply of downed limbs, which you can chop up for use in your fire pit. But if you happen to choose a campsite with little-to-no wood, you’ll need to bring your own.  We always recommend buying or using local wood when possible so you don’t introduce foreign insects to the area.

Whether you intend to bring your own firewood or chop it down when you reach your campsite, you should still bring a lighter or box matches. Otherwise, you may find yourself rubbing two sticks together for hours trying to get a spark going.

Bring Seating

While you can always sit on the ground, foldout chairs offer a more comfortable seating solution. Bring at least one chair for every person camping, placing them in a circle around your fire pit.

Putting Out Your Fire Pit

Once you’re camping trip is over and you’re preparing to return back to the normal 9-to-5 grind, you should dump any remaining ashes into a small hole in the ground, pouring as much water over them to ensure they are fully extinguished. It’s also a good idea to make sure your fire pit has cooled off. Because placing a scorching-hot fire pit into your back seat or truck bed may damage nearby equipment.

Benefits of Camping with a Fire Pit

  • Enhances the social experience of camping.
  • Provides much-needed warmth during chilly fall and winter nights.
  • You always have a suitable location for a fire; no need to worry about finding a place to build a fire.
  • Fire pits are great for cooking.

If you have any questions regarding how an S&S Fire Pit can enhance your outdoor living space; We can help.