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Come On, Baby. Light My Fire Pit.
It stretches the imagination in a strange way to wonder whether Jim Morrison enjoyed roasting marshmallows. It's easier to picture the Lizard King crouched over a fire pit snacking on a snake rather than a s'more, but of course one never knows what an open flame will inspire in the average backyard rock star.
The short story is that <a title="Fire Pits" href="http://www.atgstores.com/wood-burning-fire-pits-ols_905_oa0292623.html?linkloc=catheader&gpid=972158" target="_blank">fire pits</a> are fuel for simple fun. They fan the inner flame of a primal instinct that craves food, dance, revelry and the telling of tall tales. Memories are more often made 'round the ring of fire than they are while gazing passively into the TV. It's an active experience that demands attention - at the very least to make sure nothing burns down.
The type of fire pit you choose can make the difference between an intimate affair and a backyard version of Burning Man. The size will (or should, anyway) depend on the size of your yard. Zoning issues and HOA rules may prevent maximum fun, but there are small and portable fire pits to suit even the most petite patch of grass.
Your basic run-of-the-mill fire pit is not really a pit at all: it's a bowl situated on short legs in which you place wood for burning. Somewhat ironically, the idea is to keep from having a pit (or a scorched piece of earth) in your yard at all. In fact, many fire pits these days burn propane or natural gas, which takes a lot of the guesswork out of the effort.
Big or small, simple or fancy, fire pits are a fun and easy way to elevate the outdoor experience and bring a little more of that campfire feel to everyday at-home festivities. No matter what you need, our the wide selection will keep your fire burning all the way until the "End Of The Night."