Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Virgilio Marin
Knowing how to build a fire pit from scrap materials is a useful prepping skill. A fire pit has various uses to a prepper besides providing a cozy year-round atmosphere. It offers an alternative way of cooking, improves the camping experience, and allows you to burn bills and get rid of dead leaves.
Making your own fire pit is an excellent opportunity to develop your fire-building skills. Also, because you can make one using scrap materials, building a fire pit is a good way to get rid of the junk in your backyard.
If you have any experience with metalworking or know your way around welding, you can make a unique and highly functional fire pit and grill using scrap metal. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com)
You’ll need the following supplies and gears for this DIY fire pit:
If you lack some of these gears, you can ask a good neighbor or a friendly welder to loan you the equipment. (Related: Prepping your home with essential survival supplies.)
Follow the steps below to get started:
Making your own fire pit can be challenging at first, especially as it requires several steps. You can ask for help from a welder if you lack experience doing metalwork. Consider this project a good learning opportunity to diversify your prepping skills.
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