We bought one last winter and have used it quite a bit. It puts out enough heat to feel it while sitting around. The flames are high enough to give that camp fire atmosphere. It does use the propane if set on high all the time. A 5 gallon tank lasts us the weekend with fuel left over. No smoke, easy to light. We like it alot. No substitute for a real camp fire, but alot better then no fire at all.
John And Mary
2013 XLR 27 HFS
2013 CHEVROLET 2500 6.6 DURAMAX
Nights Camped 2012 (7) 2013 (33) 2014 (27) 2015 (34) 2016 (4)