Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Prudent Prepping: the Solo Bonfire

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.

Things are back to normal here... or as normal as things can be in the earthquake/fire/drought land called California. I mentioned to a reader that the disasters are now affecting the exclusive suburbs and expensive high-rent urban neighborhoods which has changed how the fires are reported here in N. California, while S. California fires have burned exclusive towns for years. The poor forest and open space management doesn't discriminate by ZIP Code; it has now affected almost every county in N. California.

But enough of this, I'm safe from the scare of a fire 2.5 miles away that was contained to 50 acres, even if the smoke was so thick Sunday night it kept everyone up.

As an add-on to last weeks Buffet Post, I just saw this in The Home Depot:

Solo Bonfire

Solo Fire Pit

Now this is the Solo Bonfire Model SSBON, which is the basic model offered by Solo. It's a 19.5" W x 14" H stainless steel fire pit.

From the Home Depot ad:
The Solo Stove Bonfire is unlike any other fire pit you've ever seen. We have used our same patented technology that has been perfected into a portable fire pit to take along on trips or to enjoy at home. The best part. Nearly no smoke and minimal ash left over. Making the Bonfire not only easy to clean up, but wont leave you smelling like campfire. The Bonfire gets its power from logs, larger sticks or woody debris, to fuel the fire while the air intake holes on the bottom pull air in towards the fuel source. While air is being pulled in, the double-wall construction allows air to be heated up and fed through the top vents providing an extra boost of pre-heated oxygen, creating a secondary combustion and a beautiful flame that your family and friends will enjoy watching.

  • Low smoke
  • Portable
  • Durable
  • 304 stainless steel

Why am I posting about a fire pit when what looks like half my state is on fire? Because the other half isn't burning, and the rest of the country could enjoy a nice fire on the patio!

Here is a little more information on the unit:

It seems to be very well built in the same fashion as their stoves, which Erin mentioned to me once. Or twice. Not more than three times, I'm positive!

I really don't know how these things ended up on the shelf of one of the Depots I call on, but as you can see, there they are. I do have to say that I looked in the other stores in my area and the Solo Fire Pit was only stocked in one store, so I would have everyone check your local store. 

Full Disclosure time: Amazon has the exact model for $5 less with Prime and if you choose the BCP Amazon link, we get a little boost. This might be the better option, since everyone can get an Amazon delivery. 

Unless you're on fire.

Takeaway And Recap
  • Nothing was purchased this week, but my friends and I were able to put in place a few more emergency plans. There were even discussions of, and some actual BOB building, along with discussions about where everyone's important papers are kept just in case a real disaster hits.
  • Check out your local big box hardware store for a really nice, low-smoke Solo Bonfire... or order the Solo Bonfire through Amazon for only $295 and save $5 while helping out Blue Collar Prepping! What a deal!

Just a reminder: if you plan on buying anything through Amazon, please consider using our referral link. When you do, a portion of the sale comes back here to help keep this site running!

If you have comments, suggestions or corrections, please post them so we all can learn. And remember, Some Is Always Better Than None!

NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.

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