There’s a good chance that you’re wasting your ashes! It’s impressive to be able to start a fire, but do you need help planning a safe after-fire protocol?
Don’t get us wrong, ashes are good for a fire. They catch firewood coals and insulate them, allowing your fire to burn at its hottest. But, ash should be removed when it builds up beyond an inch, and at the end of the fire-burning season. Ash is acidic, and it can corrode the bottom of your firepit or fireball, they also can produce toxic fumes when left too long. Be sure to wait at least 24 hours after your last fire before you begin to completely clean out the ashes. Read on to learn how to take care of the ashes in your backyard!
Do you ever smell the first smoke of the season and remember how much you missed having bonfires? We don’t blame you — with their crackling flames, soothing warmth, aesthetically pleasing glows, and excuses to burn your raggedy furniture. What’s especially nice is that you don’t need to make every occasion the same ol’ fire. Refer to these pointers to be one of the best hosts in the neighborhood.
Why Bonfires are the Ideal Social Activity
There is an abundance of reasons why a bonfire is the optimal gathering right now. In the process of vaccinations, this is a doable social event, as it is outdoors, and chairs can easily be spaced out. Besides, your fire pit doesn’t have business hours like the other places you might consider hanging out at. Unless you opt for costly cuisine and entertainment, bonfires are quite inexpensive, as well. Who doesn’t love the classic hot dogs and pop aesthetic? Additionally, fires are such an accessible way to have quality family time.
Pick Your Vessel
It’s important for everyone’s safety, that you have a safe way to contain the fire, while still allowing it to breathe to keep it alive. An obvious choice is a firepit. We offer a variety to choose from, from our portable Slip-N-Go, to our customizable Panel and Rolled Firepits. If you want to raise the warmth and up your fire night game, our unique Fireballs are just the thing!
Building A Strong Fire
Since campfires are so optimal for the upcoming summer season, it’s more than a bonus to know how to start one. Here are the steps we recommend for creating a long-lasting flame:
4. Time to light up. Light the tinder and fire starter from the bottom, so the flame will travel
5. When the festivities are over, you can break up the embers and douse the pit with water,
or bury the embers a couple inches in the ground. Soak that in water as well to create mud.
You could also always just let the fire out, but never leave it unattended.
Checklist for a Fire Get-Together
It’s super easy to upgrade your bonfires. Feel free to snag these ideas:
Consider this your guide to having your loved ones asking when they can come back to your firepit. It’s been a hectic time for the world, and chances are, you need to have some fun. May this be the summer of memorable fires.