At Snow Peak, we love spending time spent outdoors, gathering around the fire. It is a restorative experience; an opportunity to connect with others, cook, share food and embrace our environment. Respecting nature is at the heart of everything we do, from how we design and make our gear, to the way in which we camp.
Whether you’re camping at your local site or enjoying Takibi time in your back garden, here are our recommendations for maintaining your fire responsibly.
When lighting your Takibi, remember to be aware of your surroundings and the direction of the wind. The area you choose should be clear of all flammable materials and there should be no hanging branches that could catch a spark.
We believe it’s important to keep all of your materials natural when building a fire. However, it’s also important not to disturb the environment and the natural habitat, and therefore, wood, coals and kindling should be purchased prior to your trip.
If you’re in a particularly dry area where fires are permitted, we advise pre-soaking the ground around your Takibi to extinguish any rogue embers that may drop.
Do not light a Takibi indoors or inside your tent, it must be a minimum of 6 metres away from any tents or shelters, and on stable ground. Sensible elevation is key in avoiding any smoke inhalation and reducing harm to you, your tent, and the environment. Our Takibi Tarp Octa has a fire-resistant aramid liner (made from recycled firefighter suits in Japan), making it a great companion for your Takibi fire. This fire-resistant shelter allows you to camp in all seasons, protecting you from the sun in warmer months.
Children and animals must always be accompanied by an adult when near a burning fire. Learning fire safety at an early age will teach young campers to respect the elements they are handling and keep them from harm’s way. We enjoy the Jikaro Fire Ring Table for when we camp with friends and family as it provides a stainless steel area around your Takibi that is heatproof and also doubles up as a dining table. This tabletop also acts as a barrier, to keep your children a safe distance from the fire.
When handling a fire, you need the right tools. Our Fire Place Tool Set Pro contains a shovel, a poker, and fire tongs, all made from steel, so you can safely and efficiently keep your fire burning.
We recommend always using gloves to protect your hands from any heat or log splinters. Our leather Fire Side Gloves are warm plus they’re durable and longer than standard gloves in order to protect your forearms.
If your fire is smoking excessively, it may be a sign that the fuel you’re using isn’t burning in the most efficient way. We would suggest creating an opening in your fire between the logs, to encourage airflow, and to also introduce some more kindling.
It’s vital to keep a bucket of water next to your Takibi. When you are ready for bed, pour the water over your coals to cool them, there should be no smoke burning from your fire.
When disposing of ashes and embers, it’s important to remember that they may still be hot even if they don’t seem active. Ashes must be disposed of safely and in a way that considers the environment. Most campsites will provide metal ash bins.
Never leave your burning campfire unattended.
The Snow Peak Takibi Collection is designed for fire-side use. Made with fire-resistant aramid fabric, Takibi apparel will protect you from sparks and embers. The collection features a range of styles and pieces to suit your individual preferences and needs, whilst keeping you protected from fire in all weathers.
Our full Takibi collection is available here. For a bespoke range to suit your individual needs, please contact or pop into the London St James store and our outdoor equipment specialists will be happy to talk you through our full product line.
For more information on fire safety, please refer to your local fire and rescue service and remember to adhere to local restrictions which you can find on the government website.