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Equip: Fire Pit Essentials, Week of July 27th

Backyard campfires and summer go hand in hand. From toasting marshmallows to telling ghost stories, fires bring us together and keep us connected. Upgrade your fire pit this year and entertain even more people with these 12 fire pit essentials. 

1. GASPRO Reflective Tempered Fire Glass

If you happen to have a an outdoor natural gas or propane fire pit, bling it out with some fire glass. GASPRO’s glass pieces are reflective and tempered so they shine in the flames without melting or degrading. Easily clean and shine your glass with water and vinegar to make sure it sparkles all summer long. 

$28 from Amazon

2. Great Northern Popcorn Pit Popper

Who doesn’t enjoy a bowl of buttery popcorn by the fireside? Ditch the microwaveable bags and pop yours right over the flames with Great Northern’s pit popper. This device can produce four quarts of popcorn in minutes and features a two-foot handle to keep you safe from the flames. 

$34 from Amazon

3. Goplus Firewood Log Hoop

Log fire lovers need something that’ll hold all their wood. Meet the GoPlus Firewood Log Hoop. This metal rack is both tasteful and helpful with a capacity to hold one-fourth face-cord of wood. Assemble the rust-resistant frame in a few simple steps and sore inside or outside using a tarp covering to keep the timber dry.

$42 from Amazon

4. MalloMe Premium Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

MalloMe’s newest version of the marshmallow stick is 45 inches long and retractable for easy storage and safe fire-side roasting. The pack of four only weighs four ounces, making it light enough to take on camping trips and hikes. Plus, they’re made of stainless steel so the flames are less likely to burn them. 

$16 from Amazon

5. Epica Fireplace Tongs

Sometimes, logs shift or collapse on top of your perfectly-shaped fire. Prepare yourself for these situations by keeping the Epica fireplace tongs close at hand. This tool lets you pick up heavy logs with ease while keeping you 26 inches away from the heat. Collapse them before storing to save space. 

$17 from Amazon

6. Camco Adirondack Portable Folding Side Table

Of course, you need a table on which to prep smores and keep your hot dogs. This folding Adirondack side table suits the job perfectly and is made of plastic that won’t splinter, crack or chip and resists UV stains. Weighing in at just over two pounds, a few of these tables would make a great addition to any backyard fire pit.

$22 from Amazon

7. Deco Home Tikki Backyard Torches

Ward off mosquitos and illuminate the path to your back patio with this set of four tikki torches. Each torch is made of iron and features a fiberglass wick a spike at the bottom for no-fuss placement and a snuffer. A single oil fill-up will keep these babies burning for more than six hours. 

$50 from Amazon

8. OmniCore Designs MoonPhase Love Seat 

Sure, classic camp chairs are great and all, but have you tried the MoonPhase Love Seat? This couch-like seat is three chairs long and holds up to 300 pounds. It also features sloped armrests with drop-down cup holders, a hidden bottle opener and a backpack roll tote carrier for easy transportation.

$99 from Amazon

9. Good Directions Spark Screen

Keep rogue sparks out of your food and prevent them from singing your clothes with the Good Directions spark screen. This screen features tightly-woven steel mesh and a handle on top so you can partially open it when the fire begins to die down. It’s also available in 20, 25, 37 and 40 inch diameters to fit your fire pit.

$100 from Amazon

10. Texsport Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Square Pie Cooker

There’s just something about a warm, gooey hobo pie on a cool summer night. Make your own fruit or pizza-filled pies with this pre-seasoned cast iron cooker. The heavy-duty iron is resistant to chipping and warping and will likely last many more summers. 

$16 from Amazon

11. Coleman Tripod Grill

Sometimes, your evening fireside snack requires more than skewers and pie cookers. If you need to grill something, consider purchasing a tripod grill. The grill itself is 17 inches in diameter and collapsible tripod legs hold it directly over the flames. The setup’s packability and weight of just over five pounds allows for easy storage and transportation to your campsite or backyard. 

$33 from Amazon

12. NIOSTA Weatherproof Outdoor Patio String Lights

Campfires are great for setting a romantic or relaxing ambiance. However, sometimes you need some extra light, especially as the flames begin to die down. Luckily, these weatherproof patio lights have your back. Each strand is 24 feet long and has 12 bulbs. Safely and easily connect eight of them for a total of 216 feet of lighting.

$31 from Amazon

Kick Back and Relax

Once you’ve gathered all your fire pit essentials and have kindled a nice little flame, kick back and relax. You and your family deserve to enjoy this little slice of heaven you created. 

Oscar Collins