One of the charms of camping is the ability to do so year round. In the spring and autumn months sitting out of doors in the evenings is one of the greatest pleasures camping offers. There are a couple of particularly nice options for staying warm on a cool night; a fire pit or a patio heater does the job beautifully.
A fire pit can be a piece of art, if made well. Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, a fire pit will keep you warm, provide a place to make S’mores, and can be packed in to your storage compartment. A patio heater will generate more heat but requires either propane or electricity to do so. Either way, make sure you have a cover to help keep your pit or heater in the best condition possible.