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Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 Review: the G.O.A.T. of Smokeless or No?

Smokeless fire pits have become wildly popular due to their combination of form, heat performance, and smoke-reducing design. Over the last seven years, Solo Stove has emerged as a leader in this corner of the wood-burning fire pit market with its mid-range Bonfire smokeless fire pit.  

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DOES a fire pit raise property values? (If so, how much?!)

As a homeowner, you have most likely made significant investments into your home while making it a cozy and welcoming place. One of the joys of owning your own home is entertaining friends and family, particularly outside! There are many inventive and adventurous ways to enhance your outdoor living spaces, whether it’s a beautiful patio …

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Here’s Why You Should Never Leave A Fire Pit Burning Overnight

Over the past decade, commercially manufactured fire pits have become increasingly popular, with families everywhere enjoying recreational fires at home. While fire pits are designed with consumer safety in mind, certain precautions should always be taken after relaxing by a backyard fire. Here’s why you should never leave a fire pit burning overnight.  Aside from …

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Best Portable Propane Fire Pit for Patios, RVs and More

After a bit of experience with portable propane fire pits over the years, I’ve picked up a few things I think are key (with some being non-negotiable, in my opinion) when choosing a gas fire pit you can move easily take with you on the road. I usually start with safety and durability and then …

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25 Gotta-Have Fire Pit Accessories for Your Next Backyard Burn

Whether you are a seasoned fire pit user or just looking to buy your first, this post is just for you. It doesn’t take much to have a great time with only a fire pit and some firewood (or propane) and just call it a day, but having the right fire pit accessories can take …

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Fire Pits on Sale: When is the Best Time of Year to Buy?

If you are interested in upping your fire pit game, or buying your first, and are willing to wait, you may want to put your purchase on the back-burner (if you can) for just the right time of year to buy. Finding fire pits on sale isn’t hard, it’s just a matter of timing. With …

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Can You Mix Lava Rock and Fire Glass in a Fire Pit?

Have you got new propane or natural gas fire pit, or are you shopping for one and trying to decide whether to go with lava rock or fire glass?  What if you could mix lava rock and fire glass? Your decision on which fire pit media to go with might be easier than you think.     …

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The Only Fire Pit Ring Insert Buyer’s Guide You’ll Ever Need!

Building a backyard fire pit on your own can be fun and exciting, but picking the right materials for the job is likely the most critical decision you’ll make when planning. One item, in particular, you may not want to leave out, or skimp on, is a fire pit ring insert, that is if you …

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Why Use Fire Pit Lava Rock?

Choosing the suitable fire pit media (lava rock, fire glass, etc.) these days is, fortunately, something you don’t necessarily get wrong.  With so many solid options available in the fire pit market, it really just comes down to your personal preferences.   In this post, I’m going to explore what makes fire pit lava rock the …

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Can You Roast Marshmallows on a Propane Fire Pit?

One of the great features of enjoying time around a fire pit is being able to roast food over the flame quickly and easily, with not a lot of cleanup.  Whether you like it merely cooked through or completely scorched, you can have it just the way you like it, and quickly.   A common favorite …

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3 Best Deck-Safe Fire Pits Battle for Our Top Pick

Having a deck fire pit is now a luxury most can experience without spending thousands on intrusive modifications to your current deck infrastructure.   The wrong fire pit, though, and the lack of a proper fire pit heat shield will cause heat-related cosmetic and structural damage, the effects of which can be immediate with others developing …

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Do Fire Pits Keep Mosquitoes Away?

Fire pits do a great job of providing a gathering space to catch up with family and friends and keeping us warm.  Not surprisingly, people often ask, “do fire pits keep mosquitoes away,” because nothing can ruin a get-together faster than your guests getting bit up by mosquitoes at every turn. Read on for tips …

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Do You Need a Fire Pit Insert When Building a Fire Pit?

A question that comes up frequently when looking to build a backyard fire pit is, do you need a fire ring for a fire pit? Regardless of which way you go in the end, understanding the benefits of using a fire ring in a new fire pit will help you make the right choice depending …

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5 Great Reasons to Use Kiln-Dried Firewood in Your Fire Pit

If you are a regular fire pit (or fireplace) user you’ve most likely heard of kiln-dried firewood and maybe even used it.   This type of firewood provides a lot of upside for the fire pit user at a slight, but well worth it, premium over conventionally seasoned firewood. If you buy your firewood vice chopping …

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