Bonfire Time: Variations for Fun Fireside Evenings


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 Blazing Campfire At Dusk

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Who doesn’t love sitting around a bonfire, sharing time with family and friends, eating some good food and sharing some laughs? If you are one of us diehard bonfire folks, you know what I am talking about and, if you haven’t been a fan, you may want to reconsider. For many of us in the Midwest, it is pretty much a way of life.

Two years ago, the Zika virus pretty much forced us to stay inside after dark and bonfires just aren’t made for the daytime. So, there were no bonfires. Last year we could go out after dark but, because of Covid, we couldn’t be with family or friends. So, there were no bonfires.

So far this year, things are opening up and Zika hasn’t reared its ugly head yet, so tis the season go get out and enjoy some old-fashioned, low-tech — uh, no-tech simple times together. Make no mistake, these aren’t just for us country folks either. With the right precautions and the proper burn pit, most city folks can also partake and enjoy.



Different Types of Fire Pits

A fire pit is exactly that: a place to have a small fire. If you look on Pinterest and other places, there are elaborate pits made from bricks, concrete blocks mortared together with permanent seating around them. Like anything else, you can be as fancy and as detailed as you want when building one. However, remember, these types of permanent fixtures are just that…permanent.





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