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Fall Is Fire Pit Season

The key to better beers in the backyard, a cooler campout or a proper tailgate

As the leaves start dropping along with the temperatures, now is the time to trade in your summertime charcoal for some logs. Because nothing says autumn like a nice crafted ale and a log fire burning through the crisp, cool night. The challenge that many of us city folk have is that a camp fire ring isn't always easily accessible. Thankfully, there's a new class of modern patio fire pits. These safe and mostly portable models are crafted from durable heat-resistant materials like steel and iron, and provide a cozy and controlled space for your fire. It turns any outdoor area into an open-air lounge ideal for entertaining guests. Just make sure you use "seasoned or cured" firewood that has been dried sufficiently to minimize smoke. So whether you have acres to spare or merely a small patch of grass or concrete, grab a beer or some marshmallows and gather around one of these pits.

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Stahl Fire Pit

The minimalist design can be assembled in minutes with no screws

Stahl, $750

Stahl, $750

Amazon Basics Fire Pit

Amazon Basics, $49 / $45.99

Snow Peak Fire Pit

Snow Peak, $84.48

Primus Kamoto Fire Pit

This folding design packs down flat and has a grate for grilling

Primus Kamoto, $120

Primus Kamoto, $120

Solo Stove Fire Pit

This thing is simple, sleek and smokeless

Solo Stove, $350 / $299.98

Solo Stove, $350 / $299.98

CB2 Fire Pit

CB2, $349

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Want the simplicity
of just turning on the gas?

Camco Gas Fire Pit

Camco, $134.88

Stahl Gas Fire Pit

Stahl, $1,650 / $1,450

OneLogFire Swedish Fire Torch
OneLogFire Swedish Fire Torch

One-Time Use

OneLogFire's Swedish Fire Torch is a rustic kiln-dried log that's prepared to burn from the inside out for up to 90 minutes of compact fire.

$40 for a set of two, by OneLogFire

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