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Crackling Classics vs. Trendy Tins: Why a Wood-Burning Fire Pit Reigns Supreme

Crackling Classics vs. Trendy Tins: Why a Wood-Burning Fire Pit Reigns Supreme

The backyard fire pit has become a must-have for creating cozy outdoor spaces. But with so many options available, choosing the right one can be tricky. Trendy can-style smokeless fire pits might s...

The Joys of the Outdoor Fire Pit Party: A Gathering for Every Occasion

The Joys of the Outdoor Fire Pit Party: A Gathering for Every Occasion

There's something undeniably inviting about a crackling fire pit in the backyard. It casts a warm glow, provides comforting heat, and sets the stage for unforgettable get-togethers. But fire pit pa...

Top 5 Backyard Do's and Don'ts

Top 5 Backyard Do's and Don'ts

Transform your backyard from an afterthought to a personal oasis! Whether you dream of lazy summer evenings under the stars or lively gatherings with friends and family, creating a functional and i...

BBQ & COOKING OVER A FIRE PIT

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Taming the Flare-Ups: How to Avoid Food Charred to Black on Your Fire Pit Cooking Grate

Taming the Flare-Ups: How to Avoid Food Charred to Black on Your Fire Pit Cooking Grate

Mastering the dance between direct and indirect heat is the key to keeping your food perfectly kissed by flame, not incinerated on the altar of barbecue. So, grab your tongs, crank up the tunes, an...

Fiery Feasts: Adapting Recipes for the Family on your Fire Pit Cooking Grate

Fiery Feasts: Adapting Recipes for the Family on your Fire Pit Cooking Grate

Gather 'round the crackling fire, fellow fire pit enthusiasts! Forget the same old burgers and brats. Tonight, we're transforming your fire pit into a family-friendly culinary playground. Let's dit...

The Evolution of Marshmallow Roasting Sticks: From Primitive to Portable

The Evolution of Marshmallow Roasting Sticks: From Primitive to Portable

The marshmallow roasting stick, a seemingly simple tool, has undergone a remarkable evolution over time. From humble beginnings as a scavenged branch from the forest floor to sophisticated telescop...

GATHER, ENTERTAIN, CONNECT

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Ignite Laughter and Connection: 15 Fun Games to Play Around the Firepit

Ignite Laughter and Connection: 15 Fun Games to Play Around the Firepit

Crackling flames, starry skies, and good company – the perfect recipe for a memorable gathering around the firepit. But sometimes, conversations need a little nudge. Here's where firepit games come...

Gathering Around the Fire Pit: Your Guide to Cozy Outdoor Celebrations

Gathering Around the Fire Pit: Your Guide to Cozy Outdoor Celebrations

There's something almost magical about gathering around a fire pit. The flickering flames cast dancing shadows, warmth radiates outwards, and conversations flow like the sparks that rise into the n...

10 Ideas for Making Backyard Memories

10 Ideas for Making Backyard Memories

Step into a world where flames kindle warmth and the bonds of unforgettable moments. Check out ten classic concepts that elevate your backyard fire pit from a outdoor fixture to a catalyst for life...

ABOUT FIRE PITS

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Ready to Buy an Outdoor Fire Pit? Here's What You Need to Know

Ready to Buy an Outdoor Fire Pit? Here's What You Need to Know

That crackling warmth, the dancing flames, the smell of wood smoke in the air – there's nothing quite like an outdoor fire pit for creating magical memories under the stars. But before you jump in ...

Why You Need a Fire Grate in your Outdoor Wood Burning Fire Pit

Why You Need a Fire Grate in your Outdoor Wood Burning Fire Pit

While roasting marshmallows and swapping stories under the stars are undeniable joys of a crackling wood-burning fire pit, there's a hidden hero waiting to elevate your experience: the fire grate. ...

What Material Should Cover the Ground Surrounding Your Outdoor Stone Fire Pit?

What Material Should Cover the Ground Surrounding Your Outdoor Stone Fire Pit?

There's nothing quite like quality time spent around the glow of a fire pit. A crackling beacon of warmth, a gathering place for laughter and stories, and… a potential source of lawn-scorching dram...

FIRES & FIREWOOD

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The Invisible Ingredient: Why Airflow Matters for a Magnificent Wood Burning Fire Pit Experience

The Invisible Ingredient: Why Airflow Matters for a Magnificent Wood Burning Fire Pit Experience

Gather 'round the fire pit! Crackling flames, dancing embers, and the warmth of loved ones nearby. It's a picture of outdoor bliss. But what if your fire sputters, smokes like a chimney, and leaves...

Igniting the Flames: Your Guide to Fire Starters

Igniting the Flames: Your Guide to Fire Starters

Before that mesmerizing dance of fire and warmth can begin, we face the crucial first act: ignition. The humble fire starter is your trusty companion on this journey. But with so many options, choo...

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5 Quick Ways to Dry Out Firewood

Drying out firewood is an important step in ensuring that your fire burns efficiently and effectively. Wet or damp wood not only produces more smoke, but it also burns less hot and can be more diff...

YOUR BEST BACKYARDING®

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Spring Revival: Preparing the Yard for your Best Backyarding® Yet

Spring Revival: Preparing the Yard for your Best Backyarding® Yet

While winter is staying for a bit longer, it's not to early to think about your spring cleaning - specifically, the yard clean-up. It's time to shake off the winter slumber and revitalize your back...

Reviews Round-Up: The Top-Rated Outdoor Fire Pit and Accessories for Your Backyard

Reviews Round-Up: The Top-Rated Outdoor Fire Pit and Accessories for Your Backyard

Craving cozy evenings under a canopy of stars? Yearning for the crackle of a fire and the warmth that gathers loved ones close? Then stoke your imagination, because we're embarking on a journey to ...

Ignite Your Nights: Exploring the Beauty of a Fire Pit Backyard Oasis

Ignite Your Nights: Exploring the Beauty of a Fire Pit Backyard Oasis

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across your lawn, do you yearn for a space that beckons you outside? A place to trade the hum of screens for the crackle of flames, the scent...