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The PauHana Story

Meet Forrest Harper - Outdoorsman/Creator of the PauHana Fire Pit & Grill

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the first hint of an idea that eventually led to the creation of the PauHana Fire Pit came in 1968 when Forrest Harper set out for Alaska to work on the oil pipeline and claim his 300+ acres of Alaskan land. Inspired by Jack London’s classic, The Call of the Wild, He yearned to experience the wild country of the last frontier for himself.

Those dreams were sidetracked when the pipeline and associated land program were shut down upon his arrival, but Forrest eventually set out with some friends to live in the Alaskan wilderness. During the rugged five months of perpetual darkness and constant danger, fire was not only a good way to keep warm and cook, but it was also necessary for survival.

The Jesup, Georgia native returned to the lower 48 and though his life’s adventures turned to the sea, where he’s sailed far and wide, he never lost the feeling the warmth of the fire gave him or the pleasure that came from gathering friends around the glow of the embers to spin yarns of those wilder days. A lifetime of adventure has culminated in the PauHana Fire Pit and Cooker. You’ll have to supply your own stories and friends, but the Fire Pit will last until the last story is told and the last beverage is consumed. Of course Forrest is always willing to talk to a new friend about his life and his Fire Pit. Just pick up the phone and give him a call: