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How Long Will a Fire Pit Propane Tank Last?

Looking to avoid running out of fire pit propane at your next backyard gathering? Knowing your fire pit’s propane fuel consumption rate, along with the size propane tank you have, can save you from experiencing this embarrassing situation. Once you’ve got that information ID’d, figuring out how long a fire pit propane tank will last …

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Why is My Solo Stove Smoking (and how do I make it stop)?

If you are new to Solo Stove fire pits and your Bonfire, Yukon or Ranger aren’t quite living up to your vision of what a smokeless fire pit should be, you might need to up your fire-building game.

Generally speaking, Solo Stoves will smoke excessively under the following conditions;  the firewood used is not adequately seasoned (i.e. dry), softwoods are being used as the main firewood source, the top of the firewood stack is over the air inlet holes at the top, and finally, a hot coalbed has not been established.

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What is a Smokeless Fire Pit?

It might be a surprise to learn that the smokeless fire pit has now been around for a little over ten years. It’s only over the last three years or so that they have really gained in popularity. With that rapid growth in popularity recently comes a lot of questions from people trying to figure out what smokeless backyard fire pits are all about;  how they work, the science behind smokeless fire pits, whether they are worth buying, etc.

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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 looking to buy your first, this post is just for you. It doesn’t take much to have a great time with a fire pit. Some firewood, a little bit of kindling, a lighter, or matches, and there it is. Having the right fire pit accessories though …

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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. …

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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 something you don’t necessarily get wrong.  With so many solid options available in the fire pit market, it just comes down to your personal preferences.   In this post, I will explore what makes fire pit lava rock the high-performing media that’s …

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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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