Have you ever gone on a camping excursion only to find that local rules and regulations prohibit an open fire?
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The Gas Can by Campfire in a Can is marketed as a simulated campfire which uses a propane bottle (not included) instead of wood as a fuel. Without the propane bottle, it weighs 14.6 lbs, is 10.25 inches in height by 14.75 inches in diameter, and can put out 64,000 BTUs.
The Gas Can was very well packed as all the parts were complete and accounted for, and there were two Styrofoam sections that must be saved in order to store and transport the Gas Can. Both of these sections are marked accordingly. Once unpacked, the Gas Can was quick and easy to assemble. Assembly required merely lifting the lid, removing some plastic and Styrofoam, and re-stacking the parts in the correct order.
A little bag of ceramic chips is included along with an optional cooking grate/grill and a faux ceramic log which fits on top of it all. The burner section (with the log) can then be set on top of the lid to elevate the Gas Can above the ground (but this is not required). The included cooking grate/grill is only for placing a pot or pan and is not meant for cooking food directly.
Lighting the Gas Can was easy, but follow the directions carefully to avoid a flare up. The Gas Can must be lit by hand, preferably with a long gas grill lighter. Once lit, it didn’t take long for the Gas Can’s ceramic log and chips to emit some really nice heat. After use, the Gas Can must be allowed time to cool, then stores compactly and transports easily with a handle attached to the lid.
A minor concern is that once used, a black residue is left on the logs which can be somewhat messy to handle.
Otherwise, the Gas Can is a great product and highly recommended! It is obviously not meant for backpacking but it’s perfect for off-highway adventures, RVing, Jeep Jamborees, the beach, deck parties, or anywhere else where you want to enjoy a warm, simulated campfire without the mess or impact of a wood fire.
Related – Stann Grater of the Orvis Company
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