In this guide, you’ll learn four ways to use a fire pit to stay warm and the process of achieving maximum heat.
This type of fire pit needs dry softwood. The best softwoods come from coniferous trees like firs, spruces, and pines.
In order to maximize a wood-burning fire pit’s output, you’ll need good supporting hardware like steel or wood grates. The hottest fire pits get consistent air circulation, and this is only possible in a fire pit when the wood is stacked on proper grates.
Gas fire pits are easier to start, and they produce no ash or strong odors. Because gas fuels the flames, you can control the heat. If a fire is too hot, you can adjust it by using the nozzle on the fire pit’s gas canister.
With a toasty fire pit, you’ll have many ways to have fun outdoors in the winter. Here are four ideas that are worth considering.
If you have a large property, you could host a party around a roaring fire pit in your backyard. To host this winter yard activity, you’ll need:
You can make cooking the focus on an outdoor gathering if you’re a good cook or a chef. This is possible because you can prepare many other dishes with a fire pit besides hotdogs and smores. Here are five campfire staples that anyone can cook on a fire pit:
For some dishes, you will need a cooking grate.
Hot beverages taste even better when they’re served outdoors in the winter on a patio. You can serve comforting drinks outside on a cold evening around a table fire pit. It can accommodate several guests who like cider, tea, or hot cocoa.
If you’re going to entertain guests, always start the fire before they arrive. A typical table fire pit will produce radiant heat for up to 12 hours.
This is a fun option winter activity for kids on a snow day. The ice that makes up a snow fort serves two purposes. It will shield the fire from wind gusts, and it will trap heat inside of the fort.
To build a fort, grab some snow and construct four snow walls in the center of your yard. Then, position the fire pit in the center of the fort. A fort is a short-term solution for kids, but if you stock it with snacks, blankets, and smores, everyone can have hours of fun until the ice melts.
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