There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this blog, sitting around a fire is on your list of enjoyable past times. It doesn’t really matter whether the flame is big or small, on the beach, in the woods or in your backyard, does it?
Propane is cool–um, make that hot–but nothing beats the smoke and heat of wood or charcoal. It’s one thing to assume that a manicured campground will have a fire ring, but what if you’re not sure where you’ll end up? Or you’re going to a friend’s apartment where the only connection to the outdoors is a concrete slab for a patio, but you want that smoke-tinged hot dog anyway? It’s not always easy to take that summertime feeling with you, but with Ikea’s Broki Fire Basket, you can.
The whole thing is less than 2 feet tall and is only 7 inches wide at the top, making it highly portable. Of course, this also means that it can only fit small logs, but who cares when there’s a warm and gooey marshmallow hovering above it? As per the usual for Ikea, the firepit is clean-lined and affordable, at only $30. Unfortunately though, it’s for sale in-store only.
We found a couple of other affordable portable fire pits that seem really cool. Um. You know what we mean.
The Cool Material Fire Basket is made of oxidized steel. At 22 inches wide and 24 inches high with a 12-inch diameter, it’s still pretty portable. The price tag is a tad higher, though, at $200.
The Grab ‘N Go Wood Burning Fire Pit from All Modern lives up to its name. It’s 26-inches around with collapsible, folding legs that lock into place to provide stable support. It comes with a canvas carry case with handles, so it feels just like carrying around a folding chair in a bag. Just a touch heavier than a chair, the fire pit is a mere 8.8 pounds. No tools are necessary for assembly and it’ll set you back only $76. It even includes a poker.
See ya around the fire!