About City Bonfires
Like so many people around the world, Chris McCasland and Michael Opalski’s careers were flipped upside down by COVID-19. Working in the sports and concert industry and as a restaurant-business salesman, respectively, McCasland and Opalski were suddenly stuck at home with no income and no end in sight. They joined forces to create City Bonfires, a small, portable fire pit that brings all the joy of an open-air bonfire to a 4-by-2-inch compact design. Handmade in Maryland, the reusable mini bonfire uses nontoxic soy wax, 100% recyclable steel tins, and 100% biodegradable and compostable plant-based materials. Small enough to bring on a backpacking trip or to your neighbor’s porch, City Bonfires feel like a real fire, wherever and whenever you want one.
Why we love them
We love the story and ingenuity behind City Bonfires, but it’s made even better by the cleverness of their products. With a 3 to 5 hour burn time, City Bonfires are both environmentally friendly and perfectly portable, so you can have a fire without the hassle. The Fire Pit comes in 1, 2, 5 or 10 pack options so you can keep extras on hand or have some in your back pocket for gifting. KCM’s real favorite, however, is the S’mores Night Pack, which comes with the fire pit, a set of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate, two reusable skewers, and an EZ lighter. City Bonfires will make any night a little more special, without any hassle, headache, or cleanup.