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#1 mmonti

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:18 PM

Ive been searching for a portable fire pit that I can leave in my Outback. At home I have an old washing machine tub that I mounted legs on and it works great. Just to big to pack up for a camping trip. Hard to find a good small wash tub.

Ive seen all the fire pits they sell at home depot, lowes, wally world etc. Looking for something not quite as large.

Anyone got any Ideas or suggestions. What is everyone else using? I need a campfire when the park has no fire rings!

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:20 PM

I saw a portable one at Target that came with a carrying case. I was thinking about getting it before I found a washing machine tub that I turned into a firepit.
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:20 PM

How about a Folding Firebowl at Target?
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:22 PM

LOL!
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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:38 PM

ill go look at that one tomorrow, I think its alot bigger than what I'm looking for. plus its 90 bucks!

this weekend I saw a campsite with a small compact fire pit, I never had a chance to talk to the people to find out where they got it from. The legs looked like it they folded back to secure the lid/screen on the top. Maybe doubled as a BBQ. Was a very cool fire pit.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:56 PM

Just as a quick thought, try an old steel car or truck rim. They are deeper on one side for the offset and will not melt, rain can drain through them, and if you need another one, they are easy to find.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:18 AM

Might drive out to Bass Pro and look at this one this week Big Sky Fire pit

that link is to cabela's but bass pro carries the same one. (pictures look better at cabela's) The bowl on this one is only 23.5 inches 29.5 with the metal ring around the top.

I tried the truck rim trick once, took months to get rid of the burning rubber smell. :lol:

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:10 AM

mmonti,

Target's bowl is 13" x 26", 23lbs and $84.00

Bass Pro/Big Sky bowl is 17" x 23 1/2", 50 lbs and $139.99

We have a 28krs and use a stainless washing machine tub for our firepit...no concern for storage here...
If I was looking for something portable and easy to store, I'd go for flatter, lighter, cheaper myself... :dunno:
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:57 PM

I bought one at Home Depot on clearance for about $4. It is a grill, fire pit combo. It is about 24" x 16" x 8". It folds flat to about 2" and comes with a carrying bag. I haven't used it yet, but I keep it in the trailer for when I will need it! If I remember, I will post the brand and details when I get home tonight.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:29 PM

We got one of these.....maybe it was the name :whistling: but light, small, and inexpensive seemed good too.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:35 PM

AN OUTBACK FIREPIT???? eek1

I have to have one of those even if I don't need it!!!!!!! :D

Were these really only $4.00 at Home Depot????
If it's the same thing, I want one!!! How long ago were these put on clearance????
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:20 PM

AN OUTBACK FIREPIT???? eek1

I have to have one of those even if I don't need it!!!!!!! :D

Were these really only $4.00 at Home Depot????
If it's the same thing, I want one!!! How long ago were these put on clearance????

$4 ?? Home Depot? Huh? Ooops. Dawn, I think you slurred your reading and blending 2 posts together. The link I post was $40 from Spring Hill Nursery. But we actually got ours (and one for egregg & supermom, too) from Cabelas for a bit less than that
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:36 PM

Nevermind! Guess I was having a senior moment at the age of 47...I thought you were saying that maybe yours and kmsjs were the same doh

I'll put the glue bottle away now :whistling:
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:53 PM

mmonti,

Target's bowl is 13" x 26", 23lbs and $84.00

Bass Pro/Big Sky bowl is 17" x 23 1/2", 50 lbs and $139.99

We have a 28krs and use a stainless washing machine tub for our firepit...no concern for storage here...
If I was looking for something portable and easy to store, I'd go for flatter, lighter, cheaper myself... :dunno:



Okay, not that we would have room, but I talked to another camper who had this and said they are hard to come by so where is everyone getting their washing tub?????? I, too, am interested in small portable and will look at the Target fold away.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:03 PM

Okay, not that we would have room, but I talked to another camper who had this and said they are hard to come by so where is everyone getting their washing tub?????? I, too, am interested in small portable and will look at the Target fold away.

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Cristy,
I went to a not so nice part of town where they sell used washing machines. I actually had my pick of 4 different tubs and they were a whopping $15-20 bucks each.

LOL! I wanted a particular one for a friend that was still inside the machine, so the guy told me to stand back while he went after it with a sledge hammer right inside the shop :lol:

BTW...We went with a stainless tub as opposed to an enamel coated one.
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