In the US, we would call it a fire pan. It's just something to build
the fire in--contains ashes and prevents a burnt patch on the ground.
Sometimes, it even improves fuel efficiency.
Something like a Kelly Kettle comes with it's own fire pan.
> Thanks for the reply, just a daft question but whats a fire box? also
> the places that you have stayed in that allow both hammock and fire,
> could you forward me the details please as I would love to have a bit
> of a range of places to stay other than one campsite I know in the
> south downs (Blackberry Wood - which is excellent)
> --- In email@example.com, "coraclenigel"
> <coraclenigel@...> wrote:
>> Another fire alternative is to use a 'fire box' which as well as
> being more economical will leave little trace.