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Our Latest PostsFire burning with people gathered in the background having a party

Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas and Tips

Discover the best summer outdoor entertaining ideas and tips for your backyard. Create unforgettable gatherings with these creative and practical suggestions.

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Our Latest PostsWell maintained and cleaned fire pit on grass

The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining Your Fire Pit: Essential Care Tips

Learn essential tips for maintaining your fire pit, including cleaning, safety precautions, and seasonal care to keep it in top condition.

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Our Latest PostsOutdoor fire pit with fireside essentials

When I Purchase a Fire Pit, What Else Do I Need?

So you've bitten the bullet and purchased a fire pit – fantastic! It's the perfect way to gather friends and family for cozy evenings under the stars. But before you light the first match, there ar...

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BBQ & COOKING OVER A FIRE PIT

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BBQ & Cooking over Fire PitsWhy BBQ Over a Fire Pit in Your Backyard?

Why BBQ Over a Fire Pit in Your Backyard?

There's something truly magical about BBQing over a fire pit in your backyard. Beyond the practicalities of cooking, fire pit grilling connects us to an ancient tradition, providing an experience t...

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BBQ & Cooking over Fire PitsTaming 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...

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BBQ & Cooking over Fire PitsFiery 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...

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GATHER, ENTERTAIN, CONNECT

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Gather, Entertain, ConnectFive Memorable Ways to Honor Dad: The Backyard Edition

Five Memorable Ways to Honor Dad: The Backyard Edition

Father’s Day and other special occasions are the perfect time to show Dad how much you appreciate him. While gifts are a traditional way to express love, sometimes the best gifts are the ones that ...

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Gather, Entertain, ConnectBackyard Bliss: How to Plan the Ultimate Mother's Day Surprise Party!

Backyard Bliss: How to Plan the Ultimate Mother's Day Surprise Party!

As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to show the leading lady in your life just how much she means to you. While breakfast in bed and heartfelt cards are classics, why not take it up a notch this ...

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Gather, Entertain, ConnectCrafting a Perfect Evening Around Your Backyard Fire Pit

Crafting a Perfect Evening Around Your Backyard Fire Pit

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across your backyard, the warm glow of the fire pit beckons. It's the perfect time to gather loved ones, roast marshmallows, and weave storie...

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ABOUT FIRE PITS

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About Fire PitsThe Timeless Appeal of Real Wood Burning Fire Pits

The Timeless Appeal of Real Wood Burning Fire Pits

There's something undeniably enchanting about gathering around a real wood burning fire pit. These simple yet profound backyard features evoke a sense of primal connection and comfort, offering an ...

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About Fire PitsReady 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 ...

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About Fire PitsWhy 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. ...

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FIRES & FIREWOOD

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Fires & Firewoodseasoned firewood walden

How to Season Firewood

Fresh-cut firewood simply won't burn the way you want it to. Recently split or cut firewood, typically features a moisture content of about 100%. This means half the wood's weight is from water.

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Fires & FirewoodPrepare for the Fire: Proper Firewood Storage Tips

Prepare for the Fire: Proper Firewood Storage Tips

The crackle of a warm fire is a winter essential, but the magic doesn't happen with damp, moldy logs. Proper firewood storage is key to enjoying roaring flames, efficient burning, and a longer life...

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Fires & FirewoodThe 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...

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YOUR BEST BACKYARDING®

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Your Best Backyarding®Five Great American Backyard Activities

Five Great American Backyard Activities

As the warm weather beckons, American families eagerly retreat to their backyards for a slice of outdoor paradise. Here are five of the top activities that promise joy, relaxation, and great gather...

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Your Best Backyarding®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...

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Your Best Backyarding®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...

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