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A 'homespun' firepit

When I'm on the road attending various shows, often having travelled a good distance to get to an event, it makes sense logistically to stay overnight and camp beside the van.

I always have a fleece or hide nearby to keep myself warm, of course. But I find an injection of extra warmth on chilly evenings is always welcome so I like to huddle around a good campfire!

Happily, I now I have my very own firepit that I can take with me in my van to the shows. It may look purpose-made at first glance but its actually a recycled old washing machine drum! Despite its laundry-related past, the metal drum has lots of qualities to recommend it for this new use...

It’s a great to hold a bag of logs in the back of the van until needed. Then when in use, this all-metal container throws out lots of heat. The drum holes around the side draw in the air nicely to feed the flames. Plus the round edge is a good rest for a grill if I want to cook anything on top.  

If you are a regular camper and like to recycle, I would really recommend you try sourcing your own ‘homespun’ firepit!