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Fire pit at the campground

July 16, 2011 by · 5 Comments 


We have been camping for quite some time with the kids. We started up with a tent before we were parents which didn’t last long because my husband is not too fond of tent camping.

We purchased a tent trailer after we had kids and had a few years of enjoying it before we decide to upgrade to a travel trailer.

But all these years of camping with children, we were constantly making sure that they would not run into the fire pit. Being young they would not think of this hazard in their way while running around.

One day, my husband saw that someone has created an ingenious little cover to block the possible fall into the fire pit.

All it took was the diameter of the fire pit, a piece of wood, a jigsaw and some paint.

The week-end, when we got back home, he proceeded to create not one but two of these covers. – one for our yearly campground and one to bring with us while we are on the road.

He added a little handle so we can lift it up easily when we use the fire pit.

So now, we don’t have to worry that one of our kids will fell into the hole of the fire pit while running on our site. We know that they can run freely around without eventually hurting themselves. Mind you – my kids are not free of hurts but they won’t hurt the ankle, foot or leg on the fire pit.

Generally speaking, the fire pits are about the same size so our extra one is helpful when we are on the road.

Knowing that some of my friends are camping with friends, I thought I would share this little trick to enhance the security on your camping site.

Do you have other tips to protect your kids on the campground? I would like to read them. Please comment and let me know how you prevent potential injuries while camping.

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5 Responses to “Fire pit at the campground”
  1. butterbean carpenter says:

    Howdy Canadiangal,

    Thatz a plumb good idea.. My grandkidz are grown , so I don’t have no little ones, but if there was firepits like that(and I ain’t never seen one) it would be common sense to use the ‘lid’ to keep ‘trespassers’ from suing you….. That firepit is really a ‘safe’ way to build a fire and not have it spread…

    Smooth roads, clear skies & balmy breezes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Good information. For standalone man made firepits, not in the great outdoors but right in your backyard…..It’s good to remember to keep your firepit safe year round with a firepit cover. These can protect from the elements, be flame resistant, and many other great protectors for your pit.

  3. I don't like the below the ground pits. I knew someone who had a terrible accident because of one. The fire was out but the coals were still red hot. Some kids were running around throwing a ball barefooted. One of the kids stepped off into the pit going after the ball. He had terrible third degree burns that required skin grafts. Fire pits are dangerous enough and the below ground pits I think are worse. They are really hard to see in the dark.


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