If you have long been wanting to try out some fire sitting, it is high time you did so. This ancient method of heating food has been around for several thousands of years. In fact, it is a well-known legend that it was invented by the first Chinese emperor around four thousand years ago. A better version of it was discovered by the Japanese in the seventh century. Thus, the Japanese have long credited the pit with many miracles, including the ability to bring about an unbreakable oath between husband and wife.
The idea of sitting around a campfire doing the cooking is still very appealing. However, not everyone has the space for a permanent campfire. It is a lot of work tilling the land. It takes a lot of effort in terms of clearing brush and digging trenches. The result is that a lot of people are looking at different ways to do their cooking on a much smaller scale.
Many people who have no permanent place to cook end up trying to find other ways to use their outdoor space. They may choose to set up a small tiki shack in the backyard or buy a simple table and chairs and set it in the front yard. Sometimes they will combine the two and use a simple table and chair set as a kind of primitive stove. The fire that they create in such a setting will be most likely fueled by an electric “turbine” – which is a type of electrical generator that can produce electricity to run a variety of electrical appliances.
One such example of how people are using natural sources of energy to cook meals is by using the concept of yin / yang principles. In Chinese culture, there are four elements: metal, wood, water and air. The yin principle states that fire and water are associated with yin (light), while iron and wood are associated with yang (dark). When these elements come together in the form of fire and water, they become a complete entity called “menjadi mengah”.
You may have seen this concept used in a lot of Asian countries. For example, a Chinese stove is called “menjadi mengah” (the word for which the word “menjadi” is derived from). This type of stove is part of the furnishing design of the Far East. As such, when you see someone cooking on one of these models, you will notice that the flames rise up from the base of the stove to curl upward toward the middle, creating the impression of four pointed star-like shapes – reminiscent, in some ways, of the shape of the Far East’s national emblem, the dragon. Such is the power of the symbol that this very concept has been transferred not only to Far East furnishing but also to Western design!
Nowadays, you can easily find these types of fire pits for sale. You can use the concept of yin / yang theory to determine the look that you want. You can go for a more modernistic look by going for a stainless steel construction with a metal body, or even choose a model with a cast iron body. Alternatively, you may prefer the more traditional (and less practical) look of a wooden body. It is important to realize that a metal construction will be lighter than a wood burning unit, and this can be significant when you are attempting to move this type of equipment around the patio or garden area. But remember, in terms of ease of use, the wood burning unit still trounces the stainless steel option.
The final element of this particular fire pit is the spiritual connotations of the word Ada Seorang. This is derived from the Indonesian language and literally means “God is salvation.” In keeping with this concept, many Far East believers place Ada Seorang in the center of the patio area so that it can be viewed as a place of focus, a point of connection to the higher forces. When it comes to choosing a pit design, you may want to keep this aspect in mind to ensure that your outdoor space does not embody a heavy, unrefined, commercial sense.
One of the advantages of having a fire pit on your patio is the added convenience of providing heat or lighting for your surroundings. Not only does this help to make social events more enjoyable, but it can help to save on costs when it comes to cooling your house down in the summer time. Fire pits can be used to cook food, to cook marshmallows, and even to help create a campfire atmosphere. By providing a means for all of these different uses, a fire pit tabletop can be one of the most versatile, efficient, and useful additions to any patio area. If you are looking for an easy way to incorporate a bit of the east into your life, why not install a fire pit in your backyard? Your guests will love you for it.