Fire pits are a popular outdoor activity that can create cozy and memorable moments.
It is important to remember that fire pits must be used with caution and respect for nature. In this blog, we will describe a little about the rules of fire pits in the wild, fire pit activities, and why one should have a fire pit in their garden.
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A corten steel fire pit is a great addition to any outdoor decor and creates a cozy and warm atmosphere. It's perfect for an evening with friends and family, or to enjoy a quiet evening alone.
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You also need to take into account safety when using a fire pit. Be sure to place it on an even and fire-resistant surface and always keep flammable materials away from the fire pit. It is also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher or fire blanket nearby.
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Rules around fire pits in nature:
Before lighting a fire pit, it's important to be aware of the rules regarding lighting fires in the wild. If you plan to have a fire pit in a forest or other public area, it's important to research the local regulations.
There are often regulations concerning where fire pits can be lit and whether permission is required from the municipality or other authorities. Remember to light fires in a way that respects nature and minimizes the risk of wildfires. It's important to place the fire pit on a stone or grassy surface that is free of dry leaves and branches. Keep the fire under control by keeping it small and never leaving it unattended.
What rules apply to fire pits in the garden?
If you're planning to have a fire pit in your garden, you should check with the municipality to see if it's allowed to have fires in your garden. Most municipalities do not allow fires in detached house gardens.
If fires are allowed in your municipality, there are several regulations you should be aware of before you begin. There are restrictions on where fire pits can be lit and how large the fire can be. According to Danish regulations, fires should not cause "significant harm to the surroundings, including road and air traffic."
If you live in densely populated areas, it may be a good idea to inform your neighbors before lighting the fire. Smoke can be a major nuisance for neighbors. Additionally, burning garden waste is not allowed in urban areas or cottage areas for safety reasons. When using a fire pit in the garden, make sure to use dry wood as it produces less smoke than damp wood and garden waste. The Emergency Management Agency has created guidelines for the appropriate distances between open fires and buildings. These guidelines are described below.
However, there may be requirements regarding the size, distance, and materials that can be burned, so be sure to check your municipality's website.
Read more about regulations for smaller and larger fire pits here. (in danish)
Security when making fire pits in the garden
It is important to always have a large bucket of water within easy reach in case the fire spreads to dry grass or other flammable material. The water can also be used to extinguish any smoldering embers on sticks that have been used around the fire. In case of accidents, the water can be used to cool burns.
The water can also be used to completely extinguish the fire before leaving to ensure that it cannot flare up again.
Fire pit making
- Always use clean and dry wood. Painted and pressure-impregnated wood should not be burned in the fire pit as it releases toxic smoke and ash that are harmful to the environment. Moist wood will also produce a lot of smoke.
- Do not use garden waste as it produces heavy smoke and is illegal to burn in urban and cottage areas.
- Start the fire with briquettes or newspaper.
- Never use lighter fluid or gasoline.
- Start with large pieces of wood at the bottom and kindling at the top. This will create higher temperatures faster and minimize smoke production.
It is especially important to prioritize safety when children are present around open fires.
- Establish clear and simple rules with children about what they should and should not do, how close they can get to the fire, and whether they are allowed to tend the fire.
- Do not run around the fire. Agree that running around the fire is not allowed and that children should generally remain seated around the fire.
- Consider the children's clothing. Synthetic clothing can ignite easily from sparks, so it is best to avoid nylon jackets.
- Long cords, flowing clothes, and other easily ignitable items are also not recommended around fire pits.
Fire pit activities:
Fire pits can be used for many different activities. One of the most popular activities is gathering around the fire to talk or sing songs.
Fire pits can also be used for cooking, whether it's grilling meat and vegetables or preparing individual dishes such as snow bread and pancakes. You can purchase barbecue plates and grates for fire pits. Fire pits can also be used to heat outdoor parties. If you're hosting an outdoor event or party, a fire pit can help keep guests warm and cozy.
In addition to fire pits, there are also fire places that can accommodate the whole family.
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