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Everyone's demands are different when it comes to choosing the best fire pits for camping because it depends on what you want to use it for and a range of other factors. When looking for the greatest portable fire pits Australia has to offer, it's a good idea to think about the following factors. For portable fire pits, a range of fuel sources are available, including wood, charcoal, gas, and ethanol. All of the portable fire pits below are powered by wood since we at Outback Equipment feel that nothing beats a true wood campfire (or charcoal).

What are the best fire pit fuel sources?

Wood is one of the most popular fuel sources for lighting a camping fire pit – or any fire pit, for that matter. Wood produces a great ambience with its huge heat, delightful crackling sound, and those gorgeous darting amber flames. A camping fire pit made of wood is quite inexpensive when compared to other fuel sources. A downside of a wood-fueled campfire is that it is more difficult to start and extinguish, although many campers would agree that this is half the fun.

Charcoal is a safer fuel than wood in general since it does not emit as many sparks and burning debris. A portable camping fire pit with charcoal is undoubtedly a superior option when it's windy. Furthermore, compared to wood, charcoal is easy to start and maintain. Charcoal also produces less smoke than wood fires, which is advantageous for individuals who want to cook while sitting around their fire pits. Charcoal, on the other hand, produces less heat than wood, which can burn for hours. Furthermore, working with charcoal is more difficult since it produces a black powdered dust anywhere it comes into contact.

Dimensions, weight, and portability:

One of the most crucial factors to consider is the mobility of fire pits. If you have a huge camp set up, you probably won't have much room for anything else. You probably don't want to haul around large foldable fire pits if you're a simple camper. The good news is that portable folding fire pits for camping are compact and lightweight. Most fire pits come in a case or carry bag that you can easily move to your campsite. Keep in mind that if you choose smaller folding fire pits for camping, the flames will be smaller. If you frequently camp with a large party, you won't want to go too small. If you plan to cook over your campfire, you'll also need to think about the size of it. Aluminium, cast iron, stainless steel, and copper, among other materials, are used to construct the best fire pits in Australia. They each have their own set of benefits and drawbacks, with some being better at transporting heat and others being more cost effective. Cast iron camping fire pits are very durable and have excellent heat conductivity. It's composed of a sturdy material that stops it from tipping over, but it's not ideal for a portable camp fire. Fire pits made of cast iron are also more expensive than those made of other materials.

Materials for the fire pit include:

Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is a common material for portable camping fire pits. Stainless steel folding fire pits are a high-quality, lightweight material that is also one of the most cost-effective in Australia. Aluminium is a rust-resistant, robust, and lightweight metal. Aluminum portable camping fire pits look wonderful, but they're a little more pricey than others. Copper, unlike other metals, does not rust or corrode, making it excellent for outdoor use. Copper is a good heat conductor as well. The biggest disadvantage of copper is its high cost when compared to other materials.

The easiest set up makes for a happy camper, and movable fire pits are no exception. You don't want an Australian folding fire pit that comes in several pieces and requires tools to put together. After they've been put up, you want fire pits to be straightforward to operate. Another thing to think about is the fire pit's design to guarantee that the fire burns efficiently. Some fire pits are overly simplistic and ineffective. High sides to help with windy conditions, air vents and air holes to help with a more effective burn, and fire pits made of thick metal to transmit heat better and hold it in a camping fireplace are all things to look for. Many people enjoy relaxing around their campfire as well as cooking their meals over it. Portable fire pits that can also be used for cooking are an excellent alternative if this describes you. The cost of a camp grill fire pit is higher, but it gives twice the excitement. Cooking can be done over any fire, but it's much easier with a portable camping fire pit designed exclusively for cooking. Typically, you can attach a grill or plate to these fire pits to make cooking easier.


Ash is formed as a fire burns. So, what happens to the ash? That is a fantastic question. Is it going to fall to the ground and create a big mess, or will it stay in the fire pit and suffocate the flames? The best portable fire pits will feature an ashtray or other mechanism to capture the ash as it burns. This eliminates the need to shovel ash once the fire has been out, allowing you to dispose of it swiftly. Finally, the best fire pits Australia has to offer are those that are both safe to use and allow you to leave the area in the same state that you found it. You don't want a fire pit that turns the ground black and burns, nor do you want to worry about the flames escaping while you're using it. To ensure ground protection, all effective portable camping fire pits are designed with the flames sitting off the ground. Additionally, look for a folding firepit with high sides to contain the fire and prevent the wood from falling out. It's also a good idea to get a heat barrier for the fire pit.

Why shop with Outback Equipment? 

  • We’re Australian owned and operated – We’re based right here in the south of Brisbane. If you ever need help with an order or a product, you can call straight through to our friendly local team. 

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