Fit pits a crucial part of camping
Fire Pit Safety Tips
Things to consider when adding a fire pit
How much to spend? Costs can be as low as $100 if you plan for a small fire pit, buy your own stones and dig the hole yourself; or if you purchase a simple unit at a big box store. But they certainly can also go up to several thousand dollars, especially when seating is added.
Permanent vs. portable.
Most RV owners will be wanting a portable solution as they are always on the go, however I do know of some RV owners that stay in one spot all year long and may prefer a permanent fire pit.
The options for portable fire pits are equally varied. There are fire bowls that come in a variety of materials. Copper or stainless steel bowls are usually lighter, but heavier cast iron bowls also do a nice job of radiating heat. Fire tables are similar to bowls, but are often made at coffee table height. There are also chimney-style options (freestanding pieces with a chimney-style vent) that come in a range of materials.
Wood or gas?
While there are alternate fuel types, wood or gas seem to be the most common choices. Those who favor a true outdoor smell usually prefer burning real logs.
An alternative is to use gas or propane for an instant fire. It’s not as hot as a wood fire and you don’t get the same crackle and smoke for the true RV camping experience.
Safety tips to keep in mind:
A fire of any kind requires attention for safety.
Check wind direction before you light a fire
Don’t use flammable fluids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc) to light or relight fires
Don’t wear flammable clothing (like nylon) or any loose-fit clothing
Avoid using soft woods like pine or cedar, because they can “pop” and throw sparks.
Know how to safely dispose of ashes
In some part of the country–areas prone to wildfires, Insure it’s safe to light a fire in your area before enjoying a night around the camp fire.