Building a fire in an outdoor fire pit can be a fun and enjoyable outdoor activity, whether you are camping, having a backyard bonfire, or just enjoying some quality time.
Safety Tips for Building An Outdoor Fire
However, it's important to take certain precautions to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you. Here are some tips for building fires in fire pits safely:
Choose the right location.
When building a fire, it's important to find a safe and appropriate location. If you are camping, make sure to use a designated fire pit or follow any guidelines set by the campsite. If you are having a backyard fire, make sure the area is clear of any flammable materials and is at least 25 feet away from any structures or trees.
Gather the right materials.
You will need firewood, tinder (something that will catch fire easily, such as newspaper or dry grass), and a fire starter (such as matches or a lighter). Make sure to have a bucket of water or a hose nearby in case the fire gets out of control.
Build the fire safely.
Start by creating a foundation for your fire using larger sticks or logs arranged in a teepee shape. This will allow air to flow through and help the fire spread. Add smaller sticks and kindling, and use your fire starter to ignite the tinder.
Tend to the fire.
As the fire grows, you may need to adjust the logs to keep it burning evenly. Always make sure to keep a close eye on the fire and never leave it unattended.
Extinguish the fire properly.
When it's time to put out the fire, make sure to fully extinguish it to prevent any accidental re-ignitions. Use water to fully douse the fire, and make sure to stir the ashes to ensure that all embers are extinguished.
By following these safety precautions, you can enjoy the warmth and beauty of a fire pit without any mishaps. Just remember to always be cautious and aware of your surroundings when building and tending to a fire.
Where Can You Find A Safe Fire Pit to Build Fires?
Walden Backyards' top-rated collection of fire pits are safe and built out of quality materials to ensure you and your family can enjoy the warmth of a fire without worry. Check out our Legacy Series Complete Fire Pit Insert Set for the ultimate cozy fire right in your backyard.