Three Great Options for Backyard Fire Pits

Whether you enjoy a flame fueled by wood, gas, or a combination of both, a fire pit is perfect for those moments when you want a campfire, but can’t go camping

Fire pit with moon and star cutouts
The smell of a wood fire on a crisp evening is one of the best outdoor aromas around.Landmann USA

When you can’t make it to the campfire ring at deer camp, a well-tended home fire pit can always take you there in spirit. Here are three options for enjoying a little “caveman TV’ right out the patio door.

Fire pit with moon and star cutouts

Adorable Design

Nothing sets the mood outside better than a wood burner.Amazon

Traditionalists will insist on having a wood-burning backyard fire pit, which are available in many shapes and sizes. As a safety measure, make sure the one you choose is sold with a spark screen. A standard grilling grate can also turn your wood fire pit into a barbecue machine with enough capacity for the whole neighborhood.

Gas fire pit

Easy to Use

Click a button and you’re done!Amazon

It may not seem very woodsy, but for the sake of convenience, it's hard to beat a gas fire pit. They are self-contained, can be placed just about anywhere from the front porch to a back deck, and light up with the press of button. On those late-winter or spring nights when hunting season is still months away, a full tank of propane is all you need for hours of toasty reflection.

smokeless stainless steel fire pit

Carrying Case Included

Tote this efficient option anywhere.Amazon

Biofuel stoves that burn not only wood but also combustion gases have been a backpacking staple for years. That same technology is also available in full-sized fire pits, meaning a cleaner and more complete burn using less fuel with less smoke. This is a great option for confined or densely populated residential areas where you’d still want the romance of burning wood without the risk of smoking out the neighbors.