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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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Your Solo Stove Got Rained On …Now What? (5 steps for quick clean-up)

You know that feeling when you realize your brand spanking new Solo Stove got rained on last night? Yeah, that one… As the proud owner of a previously flawless Solo Stove Yukon, Bonfire, or Ranger, you’ve done everything you can to keep it looking good up until now. Now it’s soaking wet, and the inside …

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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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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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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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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 on your needs and several other factors.

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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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The Ultimate Guide To Using a Fire Pit On Decking

A common concern of portable fire pit owners and would-be enthusiasts is whether or not you can use a fire pit on decking. Concerns for wood and composite decks span from fundamental fire risk to warping, cosmetic damage, and various other issues.  If you’ve ever built a backyard deck, you know how expensive it can …

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