14 Sep Make Smokey Bear Proud With the Primus Kamoto Fire Pit
Camping just isn’t camping without a campfire. Unfortunately, there are times and places where you just aren’t allowed to have an open campfire, or where it might cause some problems and present too much of a hazard. So what are you to do? Take a look at the the Primus Kamoto. Designed by Swedish camping outfitter Primus (who have been around since the late 19th century, and focus on creating high-quality, innovative outdoor cooking needs. In fact, Primus stoves were used in the first ascent of Everest), the Kamoto is a portable, open flame fire pit perfect for these kind of occasions, where fire is a bad idea. It’s made from a combination of stainless steel and powder-coated steel, and folds and unfolds into a totally portable, easy to move kit – simply fold it up, throw it in the car and take it with you wherever you go – the beach, the campsite, the backyard. Unfold it, and you have a perfect fire pit setup that works with both charcoal and wood. It’s protected from the wind on all sides, and features an air inlet underneath that gives the fire proper ventilation to burn steadily. An ashtray on the bottom protects the ground from ashes and sparks that make their way out.
To top it off, there is a grill grate, letting you grill up some tasty food on top of enjoying the campfire. You can also choose between two sizes, so you’re never carrying more than you like. The smaller Kamoto weighs in at 13 lbs, while it’s larger counterpart is a slightly more hefty 15 lbs. (and is large enough for your typical 16″ log). This is a bit much for backpacking or hiking (it’s a bit hefty, anyway), but the Primus Kamoto otherwise makes a fantastic addition to your camping collection. As Primus points it, it’s a surefire way to embrace the principles of Leaving No Trace, and will ensure the safety and preservation of the environment you enjoy camping in.