The Digital Shutterbug (aryx) wrote in burning_man,
The Digital Shutterbug

Having gone since '98 and meeting so many people, experienced so many things, and learned so much, I'm still shocked that I don't know the answer to this question:
Can I take one of those outdoor fireplaces?
I'm still waiting to hear back from the fire-art people at on this.

As I told them:
I'm talking about the fireplaces that are used for backyard patios and the like.
Everything is above the ground, and enclosed in metal mesh so that ash won't get blown around or out.
There would be adequate room between any of my camp structures and the fireplace to greatly reduce any chance of setting my camp ablaze, and even more space between it and the nearest neighbor's camp.
Firewood and burnable garbage would be the only acceptable content of the fireplace.
It is pretty heavy, weighing almost 200 pounds, and is fairly wide at the base, so it would take quite a bit of effort for someone to knock it over. Someone stumbling or tripping through my campsite would have to hit it square on to upset it.
If bringing the fireplace does not sound reasonable, even with my assurances that safety is of high concern, I need to know rather soon, as I'm already starting to pack my trailer, and need to know if I need to remove it before adding stuff in and around it.

In the years past, I have never actually seen one of these outdoor/patio fireplaces. Has anyone else taken one out there only to be told they can't use it or anything? Obviously, if I can't take it, I will have a lot more room in my truck and trailer without all that firewood in there.

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