This was really my wifes idea – as she was growing up – camping – boating was what her family did.
I did all the normal young lad stuff – sleeping out under the stars( freezing in those NWPA nights.)
We sometimes had a campfire while on the hill sleeping out.
I was a scout and we did overnight camping in tents –
as a youth group counsler – we spent a week in the far northern Canadian Parks.
Canoeing and camping for a week with 14 young students – 7th – 12th. grade kids.
But it is not on my bucket list!
It is called a SOLO STOVE – and once it gets going – smokeless!
It will burn more efficiently so it says – and is toasty warm to sit around with no smoke and sparks!
So now – we buy little bags of wood ( $$$$$$) and those little tiny firestarters!
I prefer those wrapped in paper logs that you light and they burn for like 4 hours! LOL
I really did not expect this – and yes – once it starts – there is no smoke or sparks.
It does get toasty warm – so much so that sometimes you have to move back!
We have the perfect set up – almost sheltered on three sides – concrete slab – comfy chairs.
And when the family came – Marcus and Tammy and the three little ones ( I call them) we had a fire each night!
And they had SMORES!
We even went scaveger to find old dead wood in the woods behind and across the street!
Do you know when the tempature gets in the low 50’s – snakes become almost inactive?
Otherwise – that was a no-go for me!
Now – the patio concrete has been painted a slate gray ( I did that) two coats – and we have two small bags of wood to burn!
I still like the single wrapped in the paper log to burn for four hours which you can see here as a trial!
And – this SOLO STOVE is everything they say it was!
I am now a firepit official starter –
” PASS THE MARSHMALLOWS HONEY –
PUT THE CHOCOLATE ON THE GRAHMCRACKERS ”
get ready for some warm toasty evenings –
BEDTIME IS STILL 8 PM. FOR ME!
SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE!
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