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Old 04-06-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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I'd like to buy your Campfire in a Can for the original price.

I'm interested in getting a Campfire in a Can, however the company that sold them seems to be bankrupt. Anyone out there have one that they aren't using often? I'd be willing to pay the original purchase price for it.

PM me if interested.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'm interested in getting a Campfire in a Can, however the company that sold them seems to be bankrupt. Anyone out there have one that they aren't using often? I'd be willing to pay the original purchase price for it.

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Sorry, I'm not interested in selling mine. However, the Little Red Campfire sold by Camping World is very similar to the CIAC, and less expensive. You might want to look at them.
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Sorry, I'm not interested in selling mine. However, the Little Red Campfire sold by Camping World is very similar to the CIAC, and less expensive. You might want to look at them.
Yes, those Little Red Campfires look nice too. I might go down that route, but would prefer the Campfire in a Can if I can find one.
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I wasn't familar with CIAC but I own a Little Red Campfire and love it, especially when I enhance the flame with wood.

I'm really surprised at the similarities. I can see the CIAC is, or was, a higher level product with the aluminum can etc. But things like the base must have come from the same factory. They appear identical.

Good luck on your search.

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A couple years ago I never would have dreamed I would ever buy a propane fire pit, but lately I seem to have hit quite a few campsites that do not allow fires, so we are considering getting one now.

I was looking at the Outland Firebowl Premium, but the Little Red Campfire is appealing for it's size. The Outland is 18" in diameter, and it sounds like the LRC is 11.5", is this correct?

Can you use a hose to your quick connect with the LRC? It looks like the gas volume is controlled on the regulator, and if so I guess you can't.

I do like the fact that the Outland uses lava rock instead of fake logs, but not a big deal. What is a big deal is the Outland Premium does have an igniter and volume controls right on the unit, and can definitely be connected to the LP QC.
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A couple years ago I never would have dreamed I would ever buy a propane fire pit, but lately I seem to have hit quite a few campsites that do not allow fires, so we are considering getting one now.

I was looking at the Outland Firebowl Premium, but the Little Red Campfire is appealing for it's size. The Outland is 18" in diameter, and it sounds like the LRC is 11.5", is this correct?

Can you use a hose to your quick connect with the LRC? It looks like the gas volume is controlled on the regulator, and if so I guess you can't.

I do like the fact that the Outland uses lava rock instead of fake logs, but not a big deal. What is a big deal is the Outland Premium does have an igniter and volume controls right on the unit, and can definitely be connected to the LP QC.
I haven't taken a close look at the LRC and its gas control mechanism, but the CIAC uses what I believe is a ball valve to control gas flow and hence the size of the fire; no dial, just a lever. The CIAC did have fake embers and a fake log. I replaced them with dark Fireglass, which you could do with the LRC. Slightly heavier than the fake log, but I like the Fireglass, which I bought on Amazon while I was counting down the months until orientation and delivery day. I would guess that the logs in the LRC could be replaced with lava rock or Fireglass. I also removed the regulator and put a male QD fitting on the CIAC's propane line. An igniter would be nice, but I haven't found lighting it manually to be anything more than a slight inconvenience.
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I do like the fact that the Outland uses lava rock instead of fake logs, but not a big deal.
I added lava rock to my LRC to break up the propane flame look. Added a little mesquite and it almost looks like a real fire.

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An igniter would be nice, but I haven't found lighting it manually to be anything more than a slight inconvenience.
Very true. I just realized the difference between the OF Premium and the Deluxe models is an igniter and $40. Not sure if it is worth that.
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I added lava rock to my LRC to break up the propane flame look. Added a little mesquite and it almost looks like a real fire.

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It looks like you are a cheater with wee sticks in there.
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A couple years ago I never would have dreamed I would ever buy a propane fire pit, but lately I seem to have hit quite a few campsites that do not allow fires, so we are considering getting one now.

I was looking at the Outland Firebowl Premium, but the Little Red Campfire is appealing for it's size. The Outland is 18" in diameter, and it sounds like the LRC is 11.5", is this correct?

Can you use a hose to your quick connect with the LRC? It looks like the gas volume is controlled on the regulator, and if so I guess you can't.

I do like the fact that the Outland uses lava rock instead of fake logs, but not a big deal. What is a big deal is the Outland Premium does have an igniter and volume controls right on the unit, and can definitely be connected to the LP QC.
I have the Outland Mega firebowl and it works great hooked up the Escape exterior propane connection with the Escape supplied hose. Sucks back the propane, but I only use it if there is a fire ban and can't have a real fire.
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Still have my LRC available. Used once $40. See all the items we were divesting ourselves of here:

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Home Depot and REI have a similar product! Best wishes
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I have the Outland Mega firebowl and it works great hooked up the Escape exterior propane connection with the Escape supplied hose. Sucks back the propane, but I only use it if there is a fire ban and can't have a real fire.
I was looking at that one too Hugh, but do want to keep it as small as possible. I know the Firebowl is only 5" smaller in diameter, but it has the same burner. If at full volume, I could see these things going through a lot of propane. They are nice for social functions where there is no wood burning allowed, gives a nice focal point.
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If at full volume, I could see these things going through a lot of propane. They are nice for social functions where there is no wood burning allowed, gives a nice focal point.
I'd cringe if mine was going full blast and I wouldn't be all that thrilled with the "look". I added the lava rock in addition to the ceramic logs. I find that I can turn the propane down and still have a nice glowing embers with small flames effect. Easy on propane and if I can enhance it with small twigs, so much the better.

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I have an empty canned salmon tin and a fat candle. Just have to sit closer.
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I have an empty canned salmon tin and a fat candle. Just have to sit closer.
I have a small twig stove that is about 4" in diameter. We have used it on canoe trips on the prairies where wood is scarce and have had a few of us sitting around it. Amazing how much of an interesting focal point that wee fire produces.
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I'm curious, does anyone actually put the fire pit on top of the lid, and if so why? On the negative side it would seem to make it tippier and warm the legs a bit less.
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I'd never seen a photo before that showed it perched on the lid. Not something that appeals to me. I bury mine in the sand to get the fire to ground level. Looks more real. Strangely enough the sand allows for enough air to get in that it doesn't seem to affect the flame at all.

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I usually set the base on the lid if I'm on level ground. I do not find it nearly as tippy as I get watching it. In like elevated fire rings and fires. Attached is a picture of my 32 inch Pilot Rock fire ring in the back yard. It's 17 inches deep and has about 13 inches of pea gravel in it. I like the heat on my face. The campfire in a can runs best for me at about 1/4 throttle on the ball valve. I believe the maximum output is 56,000 btu's it would drain a tank pretty quickly but the nice glow I get at 1/4 throttle makes a tank last a long time. I think it's probably about as cheap to run on propane as buying convenience store wood at 6 or 7 bucks a crack. The second picture is a little campfire my old commissioner had a couple weeks ago. Lots of heat, did not last long. We burned off the prairie in the side yard at the house here.
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I'd cringe if mine was going full blast and I wouldn't be all that thrilled with the "look". I added the lava rock in addition to the ceramic logs. I find that I can turn the propane down and still have a nice glowing embers with small flames effect. Easy on propane and if I can enhance it with small twigs, so much the better.

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Kinda like a real fire. Keep it small and get close.
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I'd never seen a photo before that showed it perched on the lid. Not something that appeals to me. I bury mine in the sand to get the fire to ground level. Looks more real. Strangely enough the sand allows for enough air to get in that it doesn't seem to affect the flame at all.

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I too would want to keep it as low as possible, just like a real campfire.

Now this is a real bonfire. You do have to shield your beer from it to keep it cold.
We have at least one of these every year, come on out!

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I know I shared this a few years back, but this is how my buddy starts fires, with solid rocket fuel.

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