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Do It Yourself Ultralight Fire Pit

Cooking fire pits work to contain the blaze, reflect heat towards the cooking area and hold the pot or pan you are cooking with.  A good cooking fire pit can weigh hundreds of pounds and take lots of hard digging to install.  Not a very practical thing to carry on your bike. 

You can make a miniature version out of aluminum roofing flashing and a couple of paper clips and tent stakes.  If you’re having a hard time finding roofing flashing you can use a disposable aluminum baking pan.  Use a paper punch for the air vents.  Use kitchen shears to cut the flashing the right size to roll up and store in your cook pot. This setup works well with a simple twig fire, esbit tabs or homemade fuel tabs, or an alcohol burner. It is very efficient at reflecting heat. Be sure to build your fire on a piece of aluminum foil to avoid scorching the ground. 

Tailwinds, Jack

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  1. October 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

    That’s an interesting idea. I need to buy some roof flashing. Apparently it’s very useful.

  2. The Velo Hobo
    October 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    It’s a little pricy. I bought a roll at our local Lowes for about 12 bucks, but now I have a life time supply. You might scrounge some up for free at a local building site’s dumpster or borrow a piece off your neighbors roof when they are away.

    Those big disposable baking pans work well too (the kind used to bake a turkey) and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

    Thanks for the comment, Jack

  3. Vernita Fodera
    October 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Fire pits are very nice addition to anyones home. I always decorate my fire pits with some specialized wallpaper for a much better look. ..:;.

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  4. Shantel Yurek
    March 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    So, people wish to have some item that might generate snug effect. The fire places within the homes provide you with the required warmth but for the outside of the houses, one can have fire pits. You can find various sorts of fire pits. You may be well aware of various types of fire pits. Browse on the web to look for various fire pits. You need to ensure that what specific form of fire pit youre in need of. If you are in need of gas fire pit, then you definitely ought to look for more details regarding it. The best advantage of gas fire pits is that they are convenient and light-weight. Its easy to carry it from one place to another. You can even take it along on a holiday along with you. You may make your holiday more pleasurable if you have a fire pit around.’

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