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Tips and Tricks

How to Host A Great Fireside Chat

We agree a fireside chat is a wonderful way to connect with others and have some meaningful conversations. With a little planning and some good company, you can create a memorable evening that will be remembered for years to come. So gather your friends, start the fire, and let the conversations flow!
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Benefits of a Steel Fire Pit Ring

So gather around the fire with friends and family, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy the warmth and light of your steel fire pit ring. At Walden Backyards, we offer only the best fire pit insert sets constructed of solid steel for a lifetime of memories. With its many benefits, it's sure to be a backyard staple for years to come.
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Best Types of Wood to Burn in Your Fire Pit

When it comes to building a fire in your fire pit, not all types of wood are created equal. Some woods burn hotter, some smoke less, and others are easier to ignite. So, which types of wood are the best for your fire pit?
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8 Family Friendly Backyard Ideas

Are you looking for ways to make your backyard more family-friendly? From a fire pit to gardens, whether you have kids or just enjoy spending time with your loved ones outside, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to transform your backyard into a kid-friendly haven.
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How to Host Barbeques on Your Firepit

By following these tips, you'll be sure to have a successful and memorable barbeque with your fire pit. So, gather your friends and family, fire up the pit, and let the good times roll! Check out Walden Backyards' high-quality selection of versatile fire pit inserts and more today.
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How to Properly Season Fire Pit Grills

Seasoning your grill helps prevent food from sticking and also adds a layer of flavor to your dishes -  just like seasoning a good old cast iron skillet. Trust us, you won't regret adding various seasonings to your cooking grate. After awhile the seasoning eventually cooks its way into the grate for a lifetime of flavor.
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Are Fire Starters Necessary?

When it comes to starting a fire, it can be tempting to simply pile up some wood and hope for the best. But let's face it, starting a fire can be tricky, especially if you're trying to do it with just kindling and matches, or if the weather is not on your side. That's where fire starters come in! But are they really necessary? 
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Do Fire Pits Need Inserts?

If you're thinking of adding a fire pit to your outdoor living space, you might be wondering if you need to use an insert. A fire pit insert is a metal liner that is placed inside the fire pit to contain the fire and protect the surrounding area from heat and sparks. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to use a fire pit insert.
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Fire Pit Grilling Recipe: Stuffed Pork Chops

Trying to cut back on red meats but still want to grill? Have a New Year's Resolution to eat healthier, but don't want to sacrifice flavor? We've got you covered! 

Our friend and grill-master Cubbie Hawk BBQ has whipped up this recipe using lean bone-in pork chops and a low-fat cream cheese stuffing packed full of flavor. 

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Best Firewood for Cooking on Fire Pits

Cooking food over an open fire is a classic camping experience that's been enjoyed for centuries, and we're bringing the experience right to your backyard. Whether you're gathering with friends, family, or grilling solo, cooking food on a fire pit can be a fun and delicious way to spend your time in the great outdoors. But, to get the best results, you need to choose the right type of wood.
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