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How to get Your Fire Pit Started

After a long day, nothing beats sitting around a warm wood burning fire. It’s a wonderful way to relax, spend time with friends, and make warm memories. However, before you can begin to enjoy your calming evening you must know how to begin a fire and keep it going all night. It’s not as difficult as you might think to learn how to start the perfect fire in your fire pit. In fact, after reading our article, we are sure that you will not need lighter fluid to start a fire ever again.

 

Fire Pit Preparation

It’s time to gather the necessary items after you’ve chosen a safe location for your fire. Don’t worry; the list isn’t too long, and everything is easily accessible.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to start a fire:

  • Fire Starter: There are many different types of fire starters to choose from. The most common types are kitchen lighters and matches, which will do the job but are time-consuming. So we recommend using one of our refillable gas utility lighters.
  • Firelighters:  Our organic and wood wool firelighters are all natural, clean and easy to use.  Our Organic Firelighters are made from wood biomass and natural vegetable wax, whilst our Wood Wool Firelighters are made from wood shavings and a natural wax.
  • Kindling: These are dry sticks that will last long enough to start your fire. Our kindling wood sticks are perfect for starting and maintaining a fire. Our softwood kindling has been kiln-dried to less than 20% moisture content and comes in a handy net bag for easy storage. 
  • Firewood: Fire logs serve as the structure of your fire and will keep it burning all night. Hardwoods such as oak, make for excellent firewood. The logs in our premium heat firewood are extremely dense and heavy. As a result, you will have superior heat.

 

Now that you have all of the necessary materials, it’s time to get your superb fire started.

 

Starting Your Fire

Here comes the exciting part: lighting fires in a fire pit without the use of lighter fluid or hazardous chemicals.

 

  • To begin, use 2 or 3 of our natural firelighters in the bottom centre of your fire pit.
  • Next, take your kindling and arrange it at a 35-degree angle directly above your tinder to resemble a pyramid. Make sure your kindling framework is close enough together while still allowing for airflow.
  • Then, using your fire starter, ignite your tinder pile. When your kindling begins to burn, it’s time to add your firewood.
  • Finally, begin to pile your kiln dried  firewood into the fire pit. Your firewood should be arranged in a pyramid shape, similar to your kindling. Keep the firewood close enough together to keep the fire concentrated, but leave small gaps to allow for maximum airflow.

 

Maintaining the Flame 

Preserving the fire in your fire pit is critical if you want the flame to burn brightly all night. If your firewood isn’t bursting into flames or the fire is going out, try adding more  kindling and check the firelighters are burning. Examine the situation of your firewood as well. Rotate more firewood in if the logs are all black and crumbling or the flame is dying.

 

How to Put Out the Fire

The party is winding down, and you’re ready to call it quits after successfully creating and maintaining a fire in your fire pit. And it is now time to safely extinguish the flame.

 

Take a hose or a bucket of water and gently sprinkle water on the fire. Make sure not to throw or pour on water, as this can cause damage to your fire pit. When you’ve finished sprinkling water and the fire has turned to embers, take a shovel and mix the ash and embers until you don’t hear any hissing. Finally, softly touch the ash, if it is cool, dispose of it properly.

 

Trying to start the perfect fire takes practice, but by following our steps, you will be one step closer to a roaring flame. For more helpful tips be sure to follow us on Instagram!