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We would not leave home without our propane campfire.
We installed a quick connect to run if off the main tank of the motor home.


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A friend has one and brings it camping with him. One thing, as a negative, it uses up a lot of propane.

Other than that, it works fine.

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My wife got one last summer and I didn't think much of the thing.
But, we have been using it this winter and I have to say I have come around.
It puts out some pretty good heat.
We also have been using it on our patio that has a couple sides enclosed and it works great to heat up a reasonable area.
When camping, it kind of depends on how hard the wind is blowing.
But if you stand close, you can defenitely get warmed up.
I also just picked up and adapter to run it off the MH tank, but have not used it yet.
I normally carry a 20 lb tank for it.
I'd recommend it if you can find it on a good sale.


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It will flame up like that if you have the valve open all the way! We generally have ours half way and it puts out plenty of heat. I love sitting outside in the evenings with the fire going.


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fordsooperdooty wrote:

18,200 BTU per hour puts out a LOT of warmth! That will heat a 600 sq ft of space.


But the great outdoors is a heck of a lot more than 600 SF Hope no one is using this inside their camper.


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"CAMPFIRE IN A CAN" is the best. Puts out a big flame like a real wood burning campfire. I thnk 64K btus. Uses a lot a propane. I would guess at 3/4 setting your 20# propane tank will last 2 nights for 5 hours each. Costs lots more than "little red campfire" I think all most $300. So you choose less cost and less flame or high cost a big flame. I bought one about 2 year ago at $239 so I could have a campfire in Utah where no wood fires were allowed. Cost has gone up in two years.


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Another vote for Campfire-In-A-Can... Actually Little Red does an OK job, too, but, I prefer the Campfire version.

It will do the "bonfire" type flame as shown above in another post, but, it will also do a low burn that is better for 'smores The low flame is also great for warm nights when you don't need heat, but, would like the ambiance of a flickering flame:



It was around 90 degrees when the wife decided that she'd like some 'smores. No problem...haul it out, plug it in, set the valve to barely on and we've got 'smores and can still stand being around it

They aren't as "pretty" to watch...no glowing embers, no crackling, no "smoke in your eyes", but, when there is a burn ban in effect or there just plain aren't any campfire rings (I noticed more and more CG's that didn't have them at all this year), these little canned campfires fill the bill. They set up fast, are infinitely adjustable, aren't affected by burn bans and "turn off" when you are done. I wouldn't cook hamburgers or other "grease droppers" on them, but, I've cooked hot dogs, grilled sandwiches, popcorn, etc. on them and they beat just sitting around in the dark. I've got ours modified to plug into the low pressure plug on the 5ver and it draws off the main tanks so that I don't need to haul around 20 lb tanks just for it.


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Little red campfire.... we have had one for 6 years. We love it, anyone that comes to visit also love it. On chilly nights in Yuma we can light it under our awning and it will actually warm up the area we aer in. Also very good aviance to have a fire.


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Wills250psd wrote:

Francesca Knowles wrote:

PamfromVA wrote:

I bought this one a couple of months ago and it is set up on our back porch. We like that the flame is adjustable and on high puts out 64k btu's.

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Propane-C........ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326141163&sr=8-1


If you do a search for my previous posts, you should be able to see the picture.


Yikes!

Does it really blaze up that tall?

My Camp Chef's flames are quite a bit shorter than that, which is why we can use it under the awning...
Thats the kind of fire I want its close to our normal wood fire. I think I found what I want, glad I did not buy that little one at the RV show.we usually have 5-10 people around the fire at night. hope it will not warm the beer to fast.


yup, "campfire in a a can" this is the one we have. you can adjust the flame from almost nothing to that big flame shown. People who have seen ours and the "little red campfire" in almost all cases prefer ours, but it is more expensive. It can really go through the propane, at full output it is 80,000BTU/hr or almost 1gal/hr of propane. By comparison the typical RV furnace is in the 30-40K BTU/hr.


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Posted: 01/11/12 06:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Campfire in a Can in action.






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