Portable Fire Pits

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 09:35
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Hi folks,
Does anyone out there have any experience with using portable folding fire pits. I have been looking at Polaris and Snow Peak brands. Some places will allow fires if they are in fire pits of the ground, not to many mind, but some.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:29

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:29
we have a collapsible brazier (spelling ??). It flat packs and take a minute to put up.
Very useful and great for cooking on also. Think it cost about $40.
Cheers (and stay warm).

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Follow Up By: Member - Mudda - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 15:56

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 15:56
Hi Wombat,
Where abouts did you purchase your collapsable brazier from. The fold ups I have been looking at are between $100 and $300+ depends on what accessories you option them with.
Thanks
Georgie
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Reply By: Cheryl & Ian (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 17:58

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 17:58
Hi Mudda,

We have been using a notebook charcoal grill as a portable fire pit and have also cooked on it. We have only used it a half dozen times but so far so good for just the two of us. Its very light, folds flat so doesn't take up much space and quick to setup. It is a little flimsy though so don't know how long it will last, but at $50 I'm happy with it.

We got it fromhttp://www.innovations.com.au/p/outdoor/tools-equipment/notebook-charcoal-grill?cm_mmc=Adwords-_-PLA-_-NBCG-_-outdoor%3etools-equipment&Affiliate=ADIA&gclid=CjgKEAjwn-WcBRD61NHM-uqDrm4SJADrP4tPX4JPMM-J0mbMfjC68MpxtOF-FQq0iGrdKvMqXx5QmvD_BwE

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Reply By: Member - Rosss - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 19:01

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 19:01
Have a look at this one on Ebay. [item number:181428499455] I don't know where he got the idea from but it was mine first as I had made one exactly the same long before he started selling them on Ebay. You have to add freight to it so makes it way to expensive for what it is. I went to my local sheetie and got 200 x 3 flat bar cut and ready to assemble for $50.00
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Follow Up By: Member - phantom - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 21:46

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 21:46
Made a similar one, same 3mm plate and lots of buckling of the steel after a couple of burns!
Have revised the design with strengthening ribs and now no issue. Need access to a press brake though. Mine had a plate at the bottom of the "V" and was 120mm wide there, more like the cross section of a bucket. Great for cooking spuds in the coals and a BBQ plate on top. Still use it most weekends at home.
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Reply By: tg123 - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 20:47

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 20:47
Have the Snowpeak - brilliant but expensive - will outlast me!! so reckon it's good value for money - check out the Drifta site for more info, vids etc
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Follow Up By: UnderDax - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 07:51

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 07:51
I can attest to that... an excellent product.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mudda - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 08:52

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 08:52
Hi UnderDax,
Snowpeak was one of the ones we were looking at. I have been in contact with Luke at Drifta and he is a thoroughly nice bloke and very genuine.
Cheers
Mudda
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 19:01

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 19:01
Another vote for Snowpeak, although expensive I bought the one with the lot I love its simple minimalist design.
Whatever you do though, don't get on the Snowpeak webpage or you'll be hooked by all their other products.
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member - Billmoore1 - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 19:42

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 19:42
And another for Snow peak. What a great unit. Luke is great to deal with, and yeah, between Luke and Snow Peak, one could spend a lot of money
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 07:58

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 07:58
Tried a few things Mudda, but couldn't beat the old beer barrel.

Tough and cheap and takes up little room.




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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:39

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:39
I made a brazier out of a 9kg gas bottle (carefully purged!). Some folk adapt them for cooking as well. Search for ozpig for a commercial version. Ours works really well for heating, is fuel efficient, will run overnight, is safer than an open fire, can be pulled around when the wind changes and doesn't leave a big mess. It cost a cutting disc.
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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 15:31

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 15:31
Another vote for Snow Peak, packs small and sets up in seconds.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 17:49

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 17:49
There's a good flat pack made by Bennetts Steel at Wauchope and sold at Watsons Caravans at Port Macquarie costs about $100.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mudda - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 18:31

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 18:31
How good are they. I just checked them out on the website. It is amazing the stuff that is out there that you never get to see in the shops. It is certainly better than some of the crap the camping stores stock.
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