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What are Some Uses for a Folding Fire Pit?

May 20, 2022 4 min read

Fire pits complement any BBQ garden area, and are the perfect addition to your summer social occasions. A warm fire pit adds ambiance to your area and becomes fun and memorable when you entertain with stories, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. Collapsible fire pits are very popular in many areas, which make them well worth the investment. But the fire pit is not only suitable for barbecue. It actually has many uses that can help you make the most of your garden all year round. We hope that the uses described below will inspire you to unlock more useful ways to extend the season of your outdoor life.

Repel insects
When you and your family or friends are getting ready to dine or talk outdoors in your garden, having an infestation of insects can hinder your fun outdoor experience. But outdoors, these insects will inevitably show up in our gardens or backyards. In fact, your folding camping fire pit is a powerful tool against mosquitoes. Burning herbs is an ancient technique to prevent insect bites. You can burn some insect repellent plants on your folding bbq fire pit to prevent mosquitoes. Studies now confirm that burning popular flavoring plants, especially thyme, is particularly effective. One field study found that direct burning of thyme leaves provided 85 to 89 percent protection against mosquitoes for up to 90 minutes. You can effectively prevent mosquitoes from ruining your outdoor activities by burning thyme earlier in the spring and summer months when mosquitoes are plentiful.

Insect Repellent Herbs

BBQ parties
This may be obvious to barbecue lovers, cooking food over the charcoals usually produces delicious results. From delicious dips and side dishes to full meals and desserts, you can plan your entire meal over the fire. Use your outdoor living space to host interactive dinners on the grill near your folding fire pit. Kebabs can be the perfect addition to your fire pit. If you have an outdoor kitchen, you can use this space to prepare a variety of vegetables and toppings for your kebabs. Let your guests create their own custom kebabs, and then bring them near the fire pit along with their favorite drinks for fun conversation while your kebabs are cooking by the fire. If you want to invite more people over for a party, host a dinner party or entertain friends and family, this could be the perfect option for you!

Folding Fire Pit for BBQ Parties

Outdoor camping
For some adventurous campers, taking a foldable fire pit to the outdoors is the very right decision. Some fire pits are designed specifically for travel. The folding bbq fire pit has 4 removable folding legs, is very lightweight, easy to transport and store, and can be easily placed in a car or truck. There is also a round handle on the protective grill that allows you to pick it up safely. Your fire pit can be the centerpiece of an overnight camping trip, a great way to keep you warm outdoors on a cold night. Pitch a tent, buy some sausage and morels to roast, and you're ready to go. This also allows you not to rely too much on the condition or lack of the campsite during camping. Of course, you can simply sit by the fire pit and look up and admire the beauty of the moon and the countless stars in the sky - how refreshing!

Folding Fire Pit for Outdoor Camping

Garden fertilizer
In addition to the multiple uses of fire pits, fire pit ashes also have certain uses. The wood ash from a charcoal folding fire pit can be used as fertilizer for your garden. Wood ashes are an excellent source of lime and potassium for your garden. Not only that, the use of ashes in the garden also provides many trace elements needed for plants to thrive. But wood ash fertilizer is best used gently dispersed or first composted with other composts. Ash is also useful for pest control. The salts in wood ash will kill nasty pests such as snails, slugs and some mollusk invertebrates. Another use for ashes from fire pits is to change the pH of the soil. Wood ash raises the pH of the soil and lowers the acidity in the soil. Therefore, you should also be careful not to use wood ash as a fertilizer for acid-loving plants such as azaleas, gardenias and blueberries. When the fire is next extinguished and the pit cools, you do not have to dump it in the garbage but can keep it as fertilizer for your garden.

Folding Fire Pit Ashes for Fertiliser

Outdoor lighting
Fire pits can also be used as an ambient light source when you want to switch from the traditional outdoor lights you've been using for so long. While the light from a burning flame is not the brightest, it is an ambient light source that can create a cozy ambiance for alone time, or spending quality time with loved ones. Adding a folding fire pit to your outdoor space will make it more attractive, and will provide you with ambient light from flickering flames. This can be used year-round and is the perfect addition to illuminate your space. Also in the event you experience power issues, you don't have to worry about losing light.

Folding Fire Pit for Outdoor Lighting

Whether you want to grill or just have a warm and cozy light source, having a collapsible fire pit can easily help you achieve that. On top of that, you get the added benefit of keeping your outdoor space free from bugs and getting free garden fertilizer.

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