Build a Better Bonfire on the Beach with Earthlog

A bonfire on the beach is always magical. There’s the warmth of the fire on a chill night and the beauty of the sunset over the ocean. We always try to take out-of-town guests to the beach for a quintessential Huntington Beach bonfire at sunset. But I’m not really good at building bonfires, so it is always a bit of a challenge. So when my son and his friends wanted to have a bonfire at the beach to celebrate the end of middle school, I knew I needed help.

After posting this passionate plea on Instagram, Tom Sanetti of Earthlog came to the rescue.

 

You’ve probably seen the Earthlog car and truck around town and the fire logs in stores.

The Earthlog truck goes around to collect and shred clean waste paper to be used in creating the Earth-friendly fire logs.

The Earthlog truck goes around to collect and shred clean waste paper to be used in creating the Earth-friendly fire logs.

We met for coffee, as Huntington Beach locals do, to chat about his company among other things. https://instagram.com/p/3y6jnarg0d/?taken-by=surfcity_family

A few days before our scheduled bonfire, I visited Earthlog’s Huntington Beach manufacturing facility and saw first-hand how the Earthlogs are made. Earthlogs are made from clean waste paper and fully refined, scrap candle wax. That’s 100% green and eco-friendly.  Read more about Earthlog here.

scrap paper

Citronella Earthlogs

Citronella Earthlogs


 

Tom gave us a bonfire in a custom-made bonfire in a box. (If you’d like to order one, please contact Earthlog. http://earthlog.com/contact/)

Earthlog's Bonfire in a Box

Earthlog’s Bonfire in a Box


 

On an early Thursday evening, we managed to grab a fire pit at City Beach.  We picked up a pizza from Perry’s Pizza and brought drinks and s’mores making ingredients – you know, marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers, of course.)

The kids brought old homework that they would “ceremonially” toss into the fire to signal the end of the school-year.

Burning old homework

 

Guess what? The Earthlog Bonfire in a Box, was super easy to use. We simply put that box in the pit and lit it on fire. It produced more heat and less smoke!  And it burned all night till it was time to go.

Earthlog Bonfire

Earthlog Bonfire

We watched the sun set over the Huntington Beach pier through the haze of many-a-firepit smoke.

We watched the sun set over the Huntington Beach pier through the haze of many-a-firepit smoke.

Sunset + Bonfire = Magic

Sunset + Bonfire = Magic

We vow to return to the beach for another bonfire and maybe this time will try one of the Scented Earthlogs.  Would you like to join us?

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