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September 2011 Boonie Box

Posted in Product Reviews on September 1, 2011 Comment (0)
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A campfire is the outdoor equivalent of the family room. There seems to be something mesmerizing about flame that draws, relaxes and bonds folks. When wheeling, the campfire is the place where the day’s trail stories are told, retold and often enhanced considerably.

Anyone who has ever had a campfire knows that even a modest fire can swallow firewood at a pretty good clip. If you’ve ever been in charge of bringing the firewood, you know that it’s a hassle of splitting it, finding room to haul it, and of course, keeping it dry. And many areas ban the removal of deadfall so you can’t always plan to gather some from around camp. Some areas have even banned the bringing in of firewood in an effort to keep harmful insects from moving regionally.

A solution to all of these problems is The Gas Can by Campfire In A Can. Quite simply, The Gas Can is a propane-fired gas campfire that can be easily transported, set up and enjoyed. When in travel mode, it measures only 14.75 inches in diameter and 10.25 inches in height, so it takes up a heckuva lot less space than firewood. It also weighs less, tipping the scales at only 14.6 pounds. It features an aluminum canister top with folding handle that acts as a protective carrying case when in travel mode and a stand when in campfire mode. The Gas Can comes complete with a realistic one-piece log set for an authentic wood-burning campfire appearance; innovative three-spoke burner design that creates a warm and robust campfire; high efficiency propane regulator and shutoff valve that allows for easy control of desired fire size; a unique adjustable air control sleeve that allows you to regulate heat intensity; a removable cooking grate that’s perfect for a coffee pot or skillet; and a pedestal-style base that also serves as easy and safe storage for the hose and regulator.

Here’s The Gas Can set up and ready to use. Notice how the hose wraps conveniently around the pedestal. It is simply unwrapped and connected to a propane tank.

The Gas Can is approved to 64,000 Btu, which makes it the hottest campfire on the market. It is also the only campfire with zero clearance to combustibles, so it’s safe to use on a wood deck or even patio carpet.

We’ve had The Gas Can for a few months now, and we’ve used it on a few outings. We appreciate the fact that it doesn’t take up much space and it’s lightweight. We also like that it was designed so that when in travel mode, there’s nothing loose and banging around inside the unit as we bounce down the trail. We ordered the optional cover so The Gas Can doesn’t get all scratched up during transit. We can transform the The Gas Can from travel mode to campfire mode in less than a minute. It uses a standard propane bottle coupler, and we’ve been using a 20-pound bottle for fuel.

This is The Gas Can in travel mode. Everything is conveniently contained inside the unit for easy and safe transport.

You may be wondering how it handles wind. Well, we’ve used The Gas Can in moderate wind and it worked perfectly. Plus, there have been no embers blowing around that could cause a big problem in the backcountry or around tents. We’ve used The Gas Can right up until it was time to break camp, and by the time we had the tent taken down and put away, The Gas Can had cooled and could be changed over to travel mode.

So there you have it. If you’re tired of dealing with firewood perhaps you should take a look at The Gas Can by Campfire In A Can.

The Details
Model: The Gas Can by Campfire In A Can
Canister size (in): 14.75x10.25
Weight (lb): 14.6
Fuel: Propane
Btu rating: 64,000
MSRP: $279.99 (at time of print)

Sources

Campfire In A Can
http://www.campfireinacan.com

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