316 stainless steel, folding fire pit. medium size. made in Japan..
The pack and carry fire pit is an ingenious design, that’s hard to appreciate until you open it. It’s very stable, and shaped like an inverted pyramid, is a perfect base for a fire pit. It’s very high quality, made from marine 316 stainless steel. Folded flat it takes up hardly any room.
- Folded: 420 x 430 x 22mm
- Set up: 350 mm x 350 mm x 250 mm high (measured across, not diagonally)
- Weighs 3.2kgs
- Includes nylon carry bag
(FIREPIT ONLY, with nylon bag)
here is the medium fire pit on it’s own.. it comes with a nylon bag, so if just getting the fire pit then this bag would be fine.. this medium fire pit would be perfect for a couple. Say in a caravan, or motorhome/ van, this would be ideal.. very easy to store, lightweight, and plenty big enough for two to three people, to sit round the fire, then also the grill is still large enough for cooking…(bridge and grill extra)
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We went out for the day to a mate’s farm, and used the medium firepit.. we cooked for 4 adults, and had plenty of room on the grill.. it was quiet damp after all the recent rain, and farmers are always nervous about lighting fires, but we had a small fire going in no time, only needed a handful of wood, and up off the ground, it burns beautifully.. if this fire was in the grass, it would need to be twice the size to have the same effect, it would smoke and smoulder, leave a burn mark, then also you’d need to carry large heavy iron grill to cook on..
The other big advantage of these firepits, that I didn’t realise at first, is how much better they are for the environment. It literally leaves no mark, or unsightly black charcoal… more and more of our camping areas are becoming off limits to having an open fire, and this is one of the reasons.. one of the national parks in the simpson desert is about to ban fires.. that’s because more and more people are visiting the area, most are making a huge fire at night, denuding the place of firewood, and leaving black burnt ground everywhere.. these snowpeak firepits would use a fraction of the wood, really have the same heating/cooking effect, and leave no trace.. you can easily also carry enough wood, as you don’t need much.. after this fire above, because the fire burns so cleanly, we had no more than ¼ cup of white ash.. we tipped this on the dirt track, stamped on it, and there was no trace of a fire ever being lit… so yeah this is a really important consideration if you love having a fire, using one of these snowpeak firepits .
How good is this. Sunday arvo, beautiful day, cooking some lamb chops on the fire.. for me, life doesn’t get much better than this :)