Maybe some people don’t normally think of fire rings as “hardware”, but what other category would they fit into? And they aren’t really something that you would normally carry in our minivan camper conversion…unless…they are collapsible and take up little storage space…but there ARE some available that fit that bill. Of course, if you have some extra storage and really have to have an open fire and something to cook on, there are plenty of those available, too.
For many places you won’t need them, because many resort parks and campgrounds provide them. But in some areas they are required, and if you happen to be camping somewhere and they don’t have one… well, no fire for you… unless you carry your own!
Coleman and Texsport both carry fire rings that fold up for travel, and this may be something that you should carry with you if you are into cozy evenings around a campfire!