Camping brazier/fire pit suggestions please (1 Viewer)

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When we were in Norway last year we met a local couple with whom we spent a very pleasant evening. They had a really great brazier which was made from the stainless steel agitator of a washing machine topped with what looked like a very small washing machine drum. It was very effective as it was at the height of our chairs so it was very warm despite its small size.

I've been looking for something similar here in the UK. Not necessarily made out of washing machine parts but something that would make a similar set up. It needs to be portable obviously. I've seen lots of fire pits with folding legs and the suitcase type but neither would be high enough off the ground.

Am I searching for something which doesn't exist? If they do exist does anyone know where we might find one? I've tried ebay and gumtree but only the large washing machine drums.

Yours hopefully!
 
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I have seen washing machine droms used the same way in fact the campsite at our storage place loans them out I think they are a washing machine drum bolted to an old steel wheel as a base. Why not find a broken machine for parts and make your own it would be a lot cheaper

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Thanks for your responses.

We'd be happy to make our own - the problem is that with the washing machine drums and wheels they are too big and heavy. We want to take it with us on our travels.

I wish I'd asked what the perforated container had been made from as it was probably only about a foot across. We found the problem with the shallower dish shaped fire pits is that the smoke goes everywhere. With a more funnel shaped one the smoke tends to go up more as if it were from a chimney.
 

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The one visible in this video from 2:59 to 3:05 looks interesting - some sort of folding mesh:



No idea where to get one though.
 
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We have used one of these http://www.bush-pig.co.uk/ for a few years and it works well as a BBQ and as a firepit. Virtually indestructible, easy to pack and you can store your briquettes inside. It sit high enough that we have never had any issues with the grass underneath on campsites.
 

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If you use a washing machine drum you don’t need anything heavy for the stand as all’s you need to do is fit the belt drive pulley wheel on reversed and this makes a stable stand.

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A beer keg is stainless steel, with a disc cutter you can remove the outer aluminium casing, I used to make BBQs this way but could easily be done for a fire pit.
 

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Saw these at Newark auto jumble all made from gas bottles and fold up into one
 
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Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions. The dish type and the washing machine drum type are fab but too smoky for what we need. They’re also too big.

The rocket stove and the one Sundowners suggested are both very like what we want.

Thanks again!

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we use our bbq as a fire pit when we can. had it for years.
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We’ve gone for the Outbacker® Portable Wood Burner, Camping Stove. It has a flue and a carry bag.

It is the height we wanted and the flue will stop smoke getting in our eyes. They also do a shed version which I think we’ll get for husband’s workshop. I do love a wood burning stove!
 

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