MAKING A HOT BED OF COALS
Sometimes a good, solid, hot bed of coals is exactly what is needed for a campfire. Perhaps it is because you would like to make a cobbler or maybe baked potatoes in tinfoil. Or, perhaps you just want to gaze into the hot, flickering depths of a solid bed of coals while you sit around […]
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Off Grid Fire Cooking
How is it possible to prepare meals COMPLETELY off the grid? Wood fires. No gas, propane or charcoal are needed to create fantastic meals in the great outdoors. A heavy duty fire pit and wood stove create a literally unending supply of heat, cooking, and enjoyment for the backwoods dweller. What are the problems with […]
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Fruit Cobbler
Who is to say that an open fire is only good for s’mores and hot dogs? We beg to differ. The Ablaze grill makes anything possible, and it’s even heat works just as good (or dare we say, better?) than that old oven back inside the confines of the great indoors. So have some friends […]
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Steak on a Fire
Cooking a fresh steak over the coals of a wood fire is one of the most tantalizing experiences in the world of outdoor cuisine. Whether it be a sirloin or ribeye, a real fire will add a certain zest that your guests will love. Here are some things to remember when grilling steaks over a […]
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Campfire Songs
Nothing beats some sweet acoustic tunes on guitar around the campfire.  Singers and strummers of all ages can join in.  Here are some songs to enjoy around the campfire with guitar tutorials by YouTube guitar teacher Marty Schwartz. I’ve never met Marty, but he’s sure taught me a lot about playing guitar. Thanks Marty! Play these […]
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Mountain Pies
Making Mountain Pies on Ablaze All you need is a pie iron. You can find various options here. Whether you prefer eggs, meat, pizza, or dessert, you can use almost any ingredients to make a mountain pie. 1. Butter two slices of bread. Tuck the first slice into one side of the pie iron. Make […]
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Off Grid Fire Pit
These days, the uncertain economic times and political instability have caused many people to ponder the concept of off-the-grid living. Being able to subsist comfortably without any rent, property tax, or utilities is a fantasy that is becoming increasingly enticing. Plus, off-the-grid living has the advantage of being just that: off-the-grid. Governmental involvement is severely […]
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How to Build a Fire
  Building a fire in the Ablaze fire pit is NO DIFFERENT than building a normal campfire. You want to use wood that is NOT wet or dry. Hardwoods are preferable, but soft woods such as pine work great as well. Look around your property for dead twigs and branches to use to start the […]
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Telling a Captivating Campfire Story
Summertime is almost here. School is about to let out, kids will be heading off to weeklong summer camps, and we’re all invisioning wonderful family evenings around the fire. But what are you going to do when your child comes home from camp, and begs for YOU to tell a campfire story? You might have […]
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