There’s just something about sitting around a campfire. People unplug and just appreciate the family and friends around them. Some of the best conversations occur while sitting around a campfire, even meals taste better when cooked over an open flame. The campfire is the source of light, a safe zone of warmth and community. Gazing into the flames, we connect to our past. For thousands of years, man has sat around a fire, not just for fun, but for necessity. When we build a campfire, it reminds us of a simpler time.
The campfire remains at the heart of any outdoor adventure, yet it has been overlooked as technology has advanced. Every year we see new tents, better sleeping bags, more comfortable camping chairs, and colder coolers. Everything around the campfire has been innovated with the latest technology, but the campfire remains the same, a hole in the ground that holds destructive capabilities.
Founded in 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, Fireside Outdoor was created with a simple purpose in mind: Engineer products that make managing an outdoor fire easier and safer. With the help of innovative materials and a team of skillful engineers, we are creating common sense solutions to long lasting problems. From wild fire prevention, to reducing the impact our fires have on the environment.
Our first invention: The Campfire Defender was designed in 2016 to safely control campfires in unruly weather conditions, allowing users to keep their coals contained in the pit and safely burning for up to 8 hours. The cover also provides the option of extinguishing a fire without water, ensuring your fire is properly and safely extinguished every time.
The Pop-Up Pit: Our newest addition to the family was designed in late 2017 and was made available in early 2018. The Pop-Up Pit is the first truly portable leave no trace fire pit. Lightweight and clean burning, the Pop-Up Pit is designed to go anywhere. By not allowing heat to transfer to the ground, the Pop-Up Pit allows you to have a fire on sensitive surfaces such as grass or wood decks without damage.