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Old 06-14-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Propane Fire Pits are like.... (please add)

Propane Fire Pits are like:

... BBQing with propane instead of charcoal

... Drinking a light beer (why aren't they called diet beer?)

... Drinking a virgin drink

... Vaping instead of firing up a stogie

... New Coke instead of the real thing for those of us old enough to remember

... Processed cheese instead of real cheese
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:49 PM   #2
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Propane Fire Pits are like:

... BBQing with propane instead of charcoal

... Drinking a light beer (why aren't they called diet beer?)

... Drinking a virgin drink

... Vaping instead of firing up a stogie

... New Coke instead of the real thing for those of us old enough to remember

... Processed cheese instead of real cheese

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I totally agree
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:59 PM   #3
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Don't have one, never used one, but I can see this thread is going nowhere good 😁
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:00 PM   #4
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I certainly never want my elk steaks caressed with a methyl mercaptan scented propane flame...

Propane is for heating and ammonia fridges, not cooking on.

Been to a few 'cookouts' where the grill was propane fired and left without eating anything.

The smell of propane makes me gag.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #5
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On the "Pro" side...

Most fire departments consider propane fire pits "appliances", not open fires; and that makes them exempt from fire bans...
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:28 PM   #6
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I sat around one once in an RV park where fires were banned but these were ok. Was a cold night in April and I am glad my friend had it.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:52 PM   #7
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A good alternative when....

You have asthma and need to stay away from the camp fire smoke that always seems to follow you.

There is a burn ban in effect and you cant have a real camp fir.e

It's so darn hot you just want the look of the fire without a bunch of the heat.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:06 PM   #8
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...the best way to have a fire when fire restrictions are in place.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:26 PM   #9
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Good for those of us that camp for events at venues where the organizers would be peeved if we lit a fire
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:48 PM   #10
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Great for those campgrounds that have fire bans. Some campgrounds have checked to make sure you're not bringing in your own wood. I refuse to pay $6-$7 for a small bundle. So, those places I take the propane fire pit.
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So far I think propane fire pits are good for sucking up propane at an alarming rate, taking up storage room, and perhaps ambience. Not so good for heat.
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We won one, Campfire in a Can. We used it at Goshen a couple times. We usually burn wood, buy offsite and save the money.
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You can't get a stick and poke at a fire pit.
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You can't get a stick and poke at a fire pit.
Why not?
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:34 PM   #15
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Yeah, why not ?
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:10 AM   #16
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We spent two weeks in PEI a couple of years ago on a site without a fire pit, and we were glad to have the propane fire along. Definitely nice during burn bans too. However, it spends most of its time in the back yard (no wood-burning fire pits allowed in the city).

When possible, though, I do prefer a wood fire. It just more camperingish.
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Propane fire pits are like...

...Camping in a TT or MH instead of backpacking into the woods and sleeping in a lean-to.

We all camp at differing levels of primitivism.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:26 AM   #18
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was not even going to comment except...

to each his own...

and keep your stinky green wood smoke in your own camping spot please
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:28 AM   #19
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Aww, we LOVE our propane fire pit... so for us
Propane fire pits are like...
Not having to pay thru the nose for wet wood at the campsite, or carrying dirty piles of wood in the truck bed
...being able to sit in a complete circle around the fire without choking on smoke
...being able to put the pit directly under the awning so we can sit out by the fire when it's raining or snowing

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Old 09-22-2017, 09:42 AM   #20
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Can anybody recommend a good propane fire pit? I love wood as much as anyone but sometimes it would be nice to have one.
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