Articles Categorized in: Lifestyle

Can You Burn Leaves In A Fire Pit? [ANSWERED]

Autumn is just around the corner. This means that in a few short months, every square inch of your yard/patio/deck is going to be covered in leaves. If you’re like me, you get tired of raking, bagging, and composting. In fact, you might be a bit tempted to start a nice fire in your fire pit and take care of the problem that way. But should you burn leaves in your fire pit? Long-time reader Robert S. had the same...
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Are There Any Solo Stove Alternatives? We Found Four!

I absolutely love the . Let’s face it, it’s reputation is legendary and it completely redefined the portable wood burning fire pit industry (if you somehow found yourself on this page by accident, you can check out our other wood burning fire pits). Not to mention, the smokeless design and sleek space-age chassis are both brilliant and gorgeous. But like many of you, I don’t want to have to shell out three bills for yet another fire pit. So I started...
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Brilliant Fire Color Changers For Your Outdoor Fire Pit

Ever since the discovery of fire by our early ancestors during the Lower Paleolithic era, we have embraced the communal ritual of sitting around the flames, warming ourselves and using the glowing orange embers as a light source. In the last 1.6 million years, not a lot has changed. We now have fire pits to better control the flames and house them neatly in our backyards. We also have tools to easily start fires, like lighter fluid, starter logs, etc....
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Amazing Outdoor Fire Pits You Can Cook On!

An outdoor fire pit is a must-have addition for any backyard. There is nothing more relaxing than gathering around a safe, contained fire in the company of your friends or family. While the warmth from the fire is perfect for social gatherings, your fire pit can be used for much more! You can expand the functionality of your fire pit by making it the perfect cooking utility. Cooking with your fire pit provides a rustic satisfaction that is completely different...
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Should You Get a Cast-Iron Fire Pit?

Cast-iron fire pits are a bold choice for your heating and fire needs. It might make sense on the surface — you already own a cast iron pan and maybe even a dutch oven. If those serve you well when managing fire-related tasks, it stands to reason that a cast iron fire pit will fit the bill as well. But I’m here to tell you that cast iron fire pits are not for the faint of heart (or for someone...
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Top Outdoor Fire Pit Benches To Liven Up Your Patio

Most people overlook fire pit benches when setting up the outdoor area around their fire pit. It turns out that this is a very costly mistake, as your guests and family will most certainly need a place to sit! The right fire pit bench can make a huge difference to the general aesthetic of an area and we want you to find the right fire pit bench for you. Stick with us and we’ll outline the various kinds of fire pit...
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Best Wooden and Metal Fire Pit Signs

Fire pit signs are a great way to express yourself and your love for sitting around a fire pit on a cool summer evening. And what better way to decorate your patio? It already has the outdoor fire pit, it might as well have some swag to show you’re serious about burning! But what kind of fire pit sign can help express your personality? We’ve collected many from around the web so you can find which one is for you....
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Where To Buy A Weber 2726 Fire Pit

So you want to know where to buy a Weber 2726 fire pit? Join the club! Since this fire pit was discontinued years ago, many people have raved about this iconic patio fireplace. Unfortunately, online retailers have been out of stock for years. You’ll be hard pressed to find it on Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Hayneedle, or any of the others. But that doesn’t mean you should stop looking. Like many Weber products, it isn’t the most flashy but cannot be...
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Building An Outdoor Fire Pit With River Rocks

We regularly hear the question “Can I build a fire pit with river rocks?”  Who wouldn’t want to construct something out of the beautiful stones they find near bodies of water? Stones carved and smoothed by the passage of time and millions of gallons of running water make for beautiful scenery. But just because you can do something and just because it would look good doesn’t mean you should. In fact, here are some reasons why you shouldn’t build an outdoor fire pit...
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Why Don’t You Have A Pool Fire Pit?

If there’s one thing for certain in summer time, it’s that fire pits and pools go together like peas and carrots. They are the quintessential summer pairing! If you have a pool but haven’t yet taken the plunge to buy it’s greatest accessory, listen up at these great reasons why you should purchase a pool-side fire pit.