There’s something very human about sitting around a fire with friends and sharing food (and drink) – we’ve been doing it since man learnt how to make fire. But in the last few decades, as people live more urban lifestyles, the communal fire is more rare than ever. Solution? Get a fire pit! Even the smallest city courtyard can accommodate a metal fire pit. Some fire pits will even double as a BBQ, and the smaller fire pits can even be folded up and put away. It’s up to you how much you spend on a fire pit – you can spend hundreds on a heavy duty designer fire pit, or under $100 online for a light weight foldable and portable fire pit. When it comes down to it, a fire pit is just a piece of metal that you light a fire in, so spend as much or as little as you want to. I bought one online for around $80 (incl shipping), it’s small enough to stay out of the way when I’m not using it, but large enough for a few friends to sit around when I get the fire going – plus it has folding legs, so I can pack it away easily when I need the space. One HUGE tip if you buy a cheap one – rub some oil (cooking oil will do) into it if you’re not going to use it for a while, it will help stop rusting.
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