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Old 05-19-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Escape lists this portable fire pit on their accessories list. Anyone have a review of it?
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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I have never heard of it before, but it looks like a dandy unit at 16" in diameter and only 6" tall. Nice to stow. For an RV on low pressure it comes set up with a 20' hose. Kinda wish I had of heard about it before buying my Outland Firebowl.
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A 20' hose by itself would be nice.
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Is this the one? I could not tell for sure
https://youtu.be/YgeP7N6zPTs
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Here is a youtube on this product (brush up on your high school French).
Also a link to the accessories page on Escape: The 17 Foot Escape
and a link to the manufacturer: Port-A-Fire Portable Propane Campfire Homepage




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Here is a youtube on this product (brush up on your high school French).
Open flame indoors from a propane or natural gas source = Carbon monoxide poisoning. Not a good example! (not a reflection on you Parfsten, just the video author.)
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:17 PM   #7
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Yes, I know.... isn't this bizarre Could not believe it - so crazy i didn't think it would even warrant a comment as anyone with a wit of experience would know better. But then for those less experienced I agree aqa warning would have been in order...

I did, just now, find one other video - comparing this item to the campfire in a can..
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I have never heard of it before, but it looks like a dandy unit at 16" in diameter and only 6" tall. Nice to stow. For an RV on low pressure it comes set up with a 20' hose. Kinda wish I had of heard about it before buying my Outland Firebowl.
I'll stick with my Outland Firebowl Jim. Having seen both, I think the Outland is more durable, puts out a little more heat and looks better. Just my two cents.

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The problem is it's pretty hard to find a campfire in a can these days.. the people who have it are not likely to give it up and the company that made it went out of business after the kickstarter "fraud".. Personally I think the outland firebowl is a good replacement for campfire in a can, heard some good thing about quikfire propane campfire too but it looked more "flimsy"..
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This is a new exploration for me... have always hauled my own wood for camping. Not sure how I feel about these "canned fires". I understand there are increasing limitations on campfire so am looking into these items. I do like the smaller size and weight of the port-a-fire (I am expecting a 17B) but the jury is still out. I am hoping there will some "canned fires" at Osoyoos for me to see.


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The problem is it's pretty hard to find a campfire in a can these days.. the people who have it are not likely to give it up and the company that made it went out of business after the kickstarter "fraud".. Personally I think the outland firebowl is a good replacement for campfire in a can, heard some good thing about quikfire propane campfire too but it looked more "flimsy"..
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This is a new exploration for me... have always hauled my own wood for camping.
We have hardly been anywhere where bringing wood is allowed. Now illegal to have any but local due to the emerald ash borer.
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It is often illegal to bring firewood to a campground from another location. To do so is to transport bugs from one place to another and spread disease.
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Yes, here in California I have seen these restrictions listed at local campgrounds as well.
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This is a new exploration for me... have always hauled my own wood for camping. Not sure how I feel about these "canned fires". I understand there are increasing limitations on campfire so am looking into these items. I do like the smaller size and weight of the port-a-fire (I am expecting a 17B) but the jury is still out. I am hoping there will some "canned fires" at Osoyoos for me to see.

We only use ours where campfires are not allowed. Unfortunately, that rule seems to be more and more common, even in areas where there is no pest hazard or other reason for prohibiting them. It's not as nice as a real campfire though.

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It's not as nice as a real campfire though.
Try viewing a candle flame through a glass of good scotch.
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Try viewing a candle flame through a glass of good scotch.
Well yeah, that will definitely improve the view....

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FYI Here's the link for quikfire -

Quikfire, the Revolutionary Propane Campfire
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Try viewing a candle flame through a glass of good scotch.
Drink the scotch first! Warms up the body. Then view the candle flame!
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Not sure I like propane fires I have graduated to using kiln dried scraps of wood leftover from woodworking projects which should be OK where campfires are allowed. (Treated and painted wood excluded.)
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FYI Here's the link for quikfire -

Quikfire, the Revolutionary Propane Campfire
It would be nice to see some photos on the company website with it fired up (unless such photos are there somewhere and I missed them)....
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