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Old 08-24-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Does anyone use this Campfire-In-a-Can product or something similar?

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If you use it how long does a 20lb tank of propane actually last? I was thinking of getting a 20' hose and running it from the trailer propane tank.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Ummm no my campfires use wood. However it'd be a nice alternative when there's a fire ban like we had for most of the summer in Alberta.
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Hi,
Does anyone use this Campfire-In-a-Can product or something similar?

The Campfire-In-A-Can propane campfire / portable fire pit - Campfires and Fire Pits .com

If you use it how long does a 20lb tank of propane actually last? I was thinking of getting a 20' hose and running it from the trailer propane tank.
Thanks
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Yes, I have that exact setup. The Campfire output is variable from glowing embers to a raging bonfire. The 20lb tank is going to give you a fixed number of BTUs. Figure a couple days continuous use if you don't go crazy with it, or a week or ten days if evening fires.

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Nice but too pricey! At $279 plus taxes it's well over $300 pocket change here. I can put up with a lot of smokey ambiance for that price and I don't have to bring it along or pack it up and carry it home.
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Here's a fairly recent topic with discussions on all kinds, you may wish to read it: What kind of portable gas fire pit to buy?
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Nice but too pricey! At $279 plus taxes it's well over $300 pocket change here. I can put up with a lot of smokey ambiance for that price and I don't have to bring it along or pack it up and carry it home.
PRICEY? In July we spent 3 days at a Wisconsin state park. We were not allowed to bring in firewood, gather firewood in the park or take firewood from unused campsites. The park sells a small bundle of certified firewood , birch and cedar (IMPORTED FROM GILBERT MINNESOTA) for $4.00 per bdl. A bdl is enough firewood for maybe a one hour campfire.
At the end of three days our bill for firewood was close to $50.00.
Running the numbers in my head the propane campfire could be cost effective .
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Great memory Donna!

Donna,
You have an amazing memory! Thanks for the link. I really did do a search, honestly, before I posted...
Thanks, and thanks to those who responded, it's a great discussion of the pros and cons of the gas campfires.
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Phil,
We have one on our hot tub deck that we surrounded with rocks to make look like a real campfire ( wanted something we could turn off & on quickly) works good...but have never taken it actually out camping with us
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Nice but too pricey! At $279 plus taxes it's well over $300 pocket change here. I can put up with a lot of smokey ambiance for that price and I don't have to bring it along or pack it up and carry it home.
They cost about half that USD $150 or less, I think they're $130 now at Camping World. Somebody posted here about some huge fine for accidentally driving a single stick of firewood across the border into Canada, so the CinaC could be a better choice!

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