Why Everyone Should Have a Grill and Fire Ring

From the beginning, mankind has utilized fire for its survival. Whether to keep warm or to cook food, the fire pit has been a staple. Over the course of centuries, the fire pit has changed in function. While many still typically use it to cook food and keep warm at night, it has been given more of a social standing than one of survival. With modern heat and ovens, after all, fire pits and grills are no longer necessary tools for survival. As such, they have become a sign of luxury or of a social gathering place.

This article will discuss the best uses for a fire pit and grill as well as the best kind and what sort of wood you should use to burn and roast within it.

The Campground

Whether you have been camping already or intend to in the future, everyone knows that no campground is complete without a fire pit or grill. Literally, one of the first images that you can conjure when you think of camping is fire pits. For some families, the grill, be it charcoal or wood, is the cornerstone of their gathering time. Whether your family wants to rustic it up and cook food that you've hunted on your land or simply buy a few hot dogs and burgers at the local grocery store, the grill is absolutely necessary to cook with. Many grills prefer charcoal to be used, but there are plenty of wood chip options that can work just as well.

In fact, many grocery stores actually sell wood that has been treated, so you can cook some of the most delicious meat you'll ever taste in the otherwise rustic campground setting. In some cases, the wood is treated with alcohol or wine to give the meat a certain flavor. For others, the wood itself adds enough flavor, especially when it comes to seafood. Fish lovers tend to add in pine and pine chips to cook their slabs of salmon. You can't beat a full dose of flavor like that.

Besides food, the fire ring is the heart of the camping trip. Here is where families gather together when the stars start to shine and s'mores are crafted. Whether the family is cuddled together with blankets or spread out, the flames of the fire pit can keep them warm, so they can share stories and connect throughout the night.

The Park

Similar to a campground albeit far more public, is the park. In these locations, you're likely to see a grill more than a fire pit. However, the grill is a perfect place to set the scene for a party that you wish to hold for someone special. Many parks actually have a table area where birthdays and other celebrations can be held. Whether you intend to make the party a potluck or just a general barbecue, you can thrill your guests with some delicious cooking from your black-coated firebox grill. A park that carries high-quality grills on its premises will likely see a lot of use out of them as families appreciate the easy use of the grill and the reliability of its durability.

So, if your a family who wants to host a birthday outside, but you don't have the space or equipment for it, then check out your local park. Grab some slabs of meat--and the wood or charcoal you wish to cook it with--and delight your guests with some home-cooked food in a park. With the usual slides, swings, and other park equipment on hand, you can be sure that the children are off expending their energy while you can catch up with your friends.

The Backyard

While you probably already have a grill of your own at home, do you have a fire pit? Especially an elegant and durable steel fire pit? More and more often, families are opting to place fire pits in their backyards over other entertainment spaces like pools. It's actually a better investment on your house in this way because not every house buyer wants a pool in their backyard. A fire pit is easy to remove if they don't desire it. However, more often than not, everyone wants a fire pit.

Entire spaces can be created to make the fire pit the center of attention. A patio can be built around it, and you can place comfortable and aesthetically pleasing furniture to relax on while you enjoy the warmth of the fire. For families that want a slightly easier time of camping, then you can camp right in your own backyard and have all the comforts of home with the traditions of camping like the fire. Play games with your children, tell spooky stories, or just catch up and bond. It doesn't matter what the activity is, the fire pit is the perfect place for families to gather and nurture their bonds.

Adult Parties

For those who don't have children or want to have a bit of time to them, the fire pit is the perfect place to host parties intended for a more mature audience. Beverages of all kinds can be served and cooled in an area built to host parties. Have some music playing, create a lounge area around the fire pit, and you have yourself the perfect scene for a fun time. For those who like to ensure their friends and guests don't leave their parties hungry, you can even add in a grill close to the fire pit--or perhaps even on the fire pit--and cook up some zesty flavored food that will keep the party going on for hours to come. A fire pit is a sure way to make your place the best location to hang out and unwind.

Hotels

One of the principles of a hotel is to serve their guests with luxury care. They want to make sure that they come back or tell their friends about the excellent service and experience that they had at their hotel. One of those experiences could be hanging around a large fire pit that the hotel has provided for their guests to use. With an outside bar ready to serve, hotels can make this space the perfect social gathering point for its guests. They can meet new people, relax beside the fire, and feel as though they're receiving top star service at the hotel. Essentially, a fire pit is an excellent and easy investment opportunity for hotels.

A Place for Old And New Memories

Although the use of a fire pit and grill may have changed over the years, it remains an integral part of mankind. Whether families, lovers, friends, or new friends meet around it, the fire pit and grill remains a staple.