This post was written in collaboration with Solo Stove.
New year, new giveaway! This time, we’ve teamed up with Solo Stove to bring you the perfect prize package for your next camping trip.
Enter the Weekend Warmup Getaway for the chance to win and step up your campfire game with:
- An Outdoorsy Weekend Getaway ($600 credit)
- Solo Stove Bonfire Ultimate Bundle ($585 value)
The world’s best-selling fire pit, plus all the accessories you’ll need to enjoy a roaring fire with peace of mind — the Bonfire Ultimate Bundle will let you kick back, relax, and bask in the glow of a smokeless flame without worry.
Included in bundle: Bonfire, Bonfire Stand, Bonfire Shelter, Bonfire Shield, Roasting Sticks & Fire Pit Tools
Best of all? There will be THREE winners!
How to stay warm by a smokeless bonfire
Now that you’re on the road to win a Warm Weekend Getaway, here’s what you should know.
All Solo Stove fire pits are designed to be virtually smokeless so you can gather around the campfire — all the way around the fire — without the fear of smoke in your face.
There are a few factors, however, that can impact your Solo Stove Bonfire’s ability to eliminate smoke. So, here are their 5 tips to make it even easier to impress your guests and guarantee a smokeless fire in your Solo Stove, every time you gather.
5 tips for a smokeless fire
1. Dump out the ash
While you don’t need to dump all the ash out of your Solo Stove after every burn, starting with an empty ash pan guarantees you’ll have amazing airflow inside your fire pit. It’s a step that’s easy to skip, but it’s just as easy to do and makes all the difference.
You can dump out the ash by simply tipping over your fire pit. If you aren’t able to tip over your fire pit, a Shop Vac will do the trick. Make sure to take your fire pit out towards the edge of your yard or campsite, though. Ash can be messy. If you don’t have a place to dump your ash, you can dump it into an outdoor trash bag. (There are plenty of uses for your ash around the house! Check out this blog to learn more.)
2. Start small
Start your fire with a lighter, fire starter(s), and some dry kindling. You can use small twigs or chunk wood, but we like to use a hatchet to split up our Juniper Firewood for kindling. Don’t rush into adding larger logs until after you have a nice ember bed smoldering. The ember bed helps the double walls inside your Solo Stove heat up, letting you get that secondary burn which helps eliminate smoke even faster.
3. Use the best firewood
The best firewood for your Solo Stove is super dry hardwood. Dry firewood guarantees your fire will start up easily and burn beautifully.
4. Don’t use too much wood
Keep your firewood below the secondary burns holes and don’t let it rest on the flame ring. This allows our Signature Airflow Design™ to bring oxygen to all parts of the wood, creating a super efficient combustion.
5. Mix it up
If your fire starts to die down at any point, feel free to use some fire pit tools to mix up the wood to bring fresh oxygen to the fire. With the unique angle of our Fire Pit Tools, you can do this without even leaving your seat.
Did we mention the Bonfire Ultimate Bundle not only comes with the world’s favorite smokeless fire pit, Bonfire, but also everything you need to enjoy it, including these fire pit tools! What are you waiting for?
The giveaway opens 1/4/2022. THREE winners will be announced 1/9/2022! Terms and conditions apply.