Stoves For Bugging Out After SHTF

In the prepping community, there is a lot of focus on stoves for a bug out bag, while stoves for events such as natural disasters are overlooked.

A stove for an individual bug out bag is different than a family sized stove. Do you need a two burner store, one burner stove, propane fuel, liquid fuel, will you be using a lantern?  Do you need a stove for a car survival kit or a stove for a cabin off in the woods?

Before we begin, I want to make it clear I am not a big fan of liquid fuel.  Whether it is Coleman fuel or gasoline, I feel liquid fuels can be dangerous in certain situations.  Then there is the spilling issue with liquid fuel and fumes.  However, Coleman fuel is more efficient than propane. Coleman says a gallon of liquid fuel is equal to something like 4 1/2 one pound cylinders of propane.

Single burner propane stove

Everything  mentioned in this article is for reference only.  During the course of this article certain brand names and models are mentioned, this is not an endorsement.  It is up to the reader to make the final decision on what is best for them and their family.

In this article we talk about several different types of stoves:

  • Family size
  • Liquid fuel
  • Propane
  • Blended fuel

Family Size Stoves

Two burner stoves are an ideal choice for a family unit.

My two family stoves are:

  • Coleman perfect flow instastart grill stove
  • Coleman 425

I can not recommend the Coleman Instastart grill stove.  For that matter, I can not recommend any gas stove that has a grill or griddle.  On the instastart grill, the stove top on the left side is too small for a pot.  Just about any decent sized pot will hit the wind shield.  The grill has a very small grease drip pan.   The stove uses a LOT of propane.  Cooking for a single day used around half a pound of propane.  Using the grill gets the stove filthy with grease.  I spend more time cleaning the grill than I do cleaning a pot.  There are griddles that will fit on top of a stove.  A griddle is much easier to clean than the built in grill.  My Coleman perfectflow grill stove is retired to a shelf in the closet.  It rarely, if ever, gets used.

When using the grill, grease drips off the meat and runs down into a drip pan.  This creates a large mess that has to be cleaned up.  The grill, the pan under the grill, and finally the grease trap has to be cleaned.

Coleman grill stove

The windshields of the Coleman perfectflow instastart grill stove are not adjustable to accommodate larger pots or skillets.  The windshields fold up and latch in place.

In short:

  • Grill stoves use too much propane.
  • Grill stoves get messy if you use the grill.
  • The stove top is small and large skillets hit the windshield.
  • Grease dip pan is small and fills up quickly.

Coleman 425 Camp Stove

My Coleman 423 was bought in the early 1990s and has been faithful ever since. It was designed to only use Coleman fuel while newer models are labeled as dual fuel and can use either Coleman fuel or gasoline. With the purchase of a “propane convertor” a liquid fuel stove is converted to a propane stove. This makes a dual fuel stove tri-fuel – Coleman fuel, gasoline or propane.

The windshields of the Coleman 425 are adjustable.  They have a wire clip with different adjustments.  If you need more room on the stove for a skillet, open the windshields up to accommodate it.

Coleman instastart grill and coleman 425 stoves
Coleman perfectflow instastart grill on the left and Coleman 425 on the right

My ideal setup would be a dual fuel stove (Coleman fuel and gasoline) with a propane adapter to use 20 pound propane bottles.  This would provide long-term cooking abilities.

If you want a griddle, measure the two burner stove and buy a griddle that fits.

The Coleman 425 uses a reasonable amount of fuel, as compared to the Coleman perfectflow stove.  The stove top is a reasonable size for cooking with two skillets.  Burners produce adequate heat for family-sized  cooking.

Coleman stoves like the 425 have been in production for decades and have passed the test of time.  They are cost-effective and spare parts are readily available.

Individual Stoves

These stoves are single burner and more portable than the two burner stoves.  Rather than cooking for a family unit, the single burner stoves will probably be used for one or two people.

Coleman 533 Dual Fuel Camp Stove

Also known as the Coleman Sportster II, the 533 is dual fuel, meaning it can use Coleman fuel (white gas) or unleaded gasoline.

This is an excellent individual camp stove for car, truck, SUV or cabin camping. It is a little large for backpacking, but people say they backpack with the Coleman 533 dual fuel stove. When compared to using a single burner stove with a 1 pound propane bottle, the 533 is more compact than the single burner propane stove.

Benefits:

  • Dual fuel.
  • Works in all temperatures.
  • Portable.
  • Fuel can be used in lanterns.

Coleman 533 dual fuel stove

Coleman 533 measures:

  • 5 5/8 inches tall
  • 4 3/4 burner diameter
  • 5 1/4 base diameter
  • Empty weight is around 2 1/2 pounds

This is a robust camp stove and I like that it is dual fuel. If I were off-roading for several days, the Coleman dual fuel 533 would probably be my go to stove.  One gallon of Coleman fuel is supposed to equal around 4 1/2 pounds of propane.

Coleman 533 dual fuel stove

For an individual bugging out in his or her SUV, truck or car, the Coleman 533 would be ideal. For a car survival kit, the Coleman 533 is just right.

Coleman fuel is sold in 32 ounce containers, 1 gallon or even 5 gallons.  If left factory sealed, white gasoline is supposed to last for years.  There are reports of Coleman fuel / white gasoline being a decade old and still being used in stoves.

Single Burner Propane Stove

My “go to” stove for close to fifteen years was a generic, no brand name, single burner propane stove.  I kept a pound of propane and stove top in my ALICE pack, which was also my bug out / camping bag.

Single burner propane stove

Benefits:

  • Propane stoves are reliable.  A buddy of mine has been using his for around 20 years.
  • Propane is clean burning, no fumes.
  • Propane last forever.
  • They are easy to use.
  • Cooks fast.
  • Adjustable heat, simmer.
  • Propane is easy to find.
  • Propane bottle fits in outside pocket of alice pack.
  • Propane can be used in lantern.

Drawbacks:

  • Takes up a lot of room / bulky.
  • Top heavy, easy to tip over without base.
  • Have to carry three pieces – stove top, bottle and base.
  • Maybe not work well in cold conditions or high altitudes.
  • Stove top can wobble.
  • Older propane bottles may not seal when the attachment is removed.

My propane stove with base measures:

  • 11 1/2 inches tall
  • 6 5/8 across the base
  • 5 inches across stove top

There are so many options for single burner propane stoves. Some stand up, some are low profile, some are low cost, some are expensive. A lot of it boils down to what you want in a stove and how much money you want to spend.

I liked using my propane stove.  I really liked that the bottle can be used on a stove and lantern.  About 22 years ago or so, a buddy of mine gave me a small lantern that can be used on a one pound bottle of propane.  While on camping trips, one of us would use his bottle of propane for the lantern, while the other used his bottle for the stove.  We would take turns using the stove while the lantern provided light to the camp.

Single Burner Isobutane Stove

Due to the size and weight of the propane bottle and stove, several years ago I decided to switch to isobutane.  The isobutane stove and bottle are much more compact than the propane stove and bottle.  I swapped a one pound bottle of propane for 7 3/4 ounces of isobutane.

The isobutane stove I bought is a Coleman Max.  There are many brand names out there who offer isobutane stoves besides Coleman.  Shop around and find a stove that fits your needs and in the price range you want.

The stove folds and fits inside my Optimus terra solo cook set.  Instead of having the stove and cookware separate like with the propane stove, the stove is stored neatly inside the cooking pot.  Along with the stove there is enough room for folding fork and spoon, lighter and paper towel.  The paper towel is to prevent rattling and to help prevent the inside of the pot from getting scratched.

Benefits:

  • Blended fuel works better than straight propane in cold temperatures and at high altitudes.
  • Certain blended fuels are better than others for cold temperatures and at high altitudes – do your research.
  • Lighter than propane.
  • More compact than propane stoves.
  • Wide variety of stove options.
  • Bottle can work with isobutane lanterns.

Drawbacks:

  • Fuel may not be as easy to find as propane.

Conclusion

Hopefully those suggestions will give the reader with some ideas. Between Ebay and Amazon, someone should be able to find a stove that fits their needs.

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3700W Portable Backpacking Camping Gas Stove with Piezo Ignition, Burner, Case

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Vintage Coleman 502- Camping Stove Dated 1964 Original Box

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Portable Camp Stove Single Burner Cast Iron Propane Gas LPG Outdoor BBQ Cooker

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Coleman Eventemp 3 Burner Propane Stove

★★★★★
$84.30
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Description

  • Portable propane stove fits two 12 inch pans or three 8 inch pans at once for variety of meals
  • 3 adjustable even temp burners radiate heat evenly across the stove for consistent performance
  • Adjustable wind block panels shield the flame from wind and fold down as side tables
  • Pressure control and fuel efficiency technologies ensure consistent performance...

    User reviews

    Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  Why Coleman, why? This is a bigger, heavier stove than the 2 burner, but for some reason Coleman decided to not put their traditional clamp down clasp to open and shut the lid. They instead placed a cheap plastic button. Upon opening the box it opened when I went to close it immediately popped back open, as seen in video. So of course I pressed down harder next time. Picked up the grill and everything inside fell out when the lid opened. I love how big it is and the even heat feature, but if my husband can not rig a way to keep the lid shut (which we should not have to do) it will have to go back. If you order another it will be the same way. Shame on you Coleman for reducing the quality while trying to save a buck. SHAME!!
    I used to sell camp stoves, and I own many. For perspective, I have a vintage 60s Coleman 3 burner liquid gas stove (AKA "The Beast") and a modern base level match light Coleman propane 2 burner. The Eventemp is my go-to. Boils water quickly on high and simmers low. Works well in between too when cooking on cast iron. Much easier to control the flame than either of the others I mentioned. No camp stove I've encountered regulates as well as a home range, unless it's pro grade and pricey. The Eventemp works as well with a 1lb bottle as it does with a 20lb tank. I find it very fuel efficient. The middle burner is perfect for keeping a griddle evenly heated or a smaller pan or pot simmering while cooking on another. Don't expect three equal and even burners though - you can look at it's dimensions and plainly see that's not what's intended. On the other hand, this is only slightly broader than a typical 2 burner yet fits on nearly any camp kitchen (most are designed for 2 burner stoves, not wide 3s). It's not like a traditional 3 burner - the middle burner on the Eventemp is more like the bridge element on a glass stovetop for griddles. When using a griddle, whether the one customized for this stove or another, turn your side burners down low and let the middle burner do the work or you'll have blackened pancakes. The electric start is handy - I don't need to hunt for my lighter each time. The price is high, but commensurate with what you get. I'm very satisfied with this stove and may replace my lesser 2 burner with a second Eventemp.Update: I bought a second one. I run one on a tank and the other on a refillable bottle. I've cooked for groups over 20 people easily. If you like griddle cooking, get the one made for this stove. Pancakes are a breeze with it.


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Coleman 2-Burner Classic Liquid Fuel Stove

★★★★★
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Description

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User reviews

This is the real deal if you are looking for a stove as good as Coleman used to make - because they still make it. The reviews here that say otherwise are malarkey. I bought a Coleman 425E stove in 1971. I've used it a lot and it still works fine. I recently bought the Coleman 425 listed here for my son. I did a detailed examination of both stoves side by side. Here is what I found comparing the new to the old.* The metal box of the new stove is exactly the same size, strength, and construction.* The embossed markings say, "Coleman 425, Wichita Kansas, made in USA." (Not China.) Old: Same except "425E".* They added an arrow and "OFF" marking for the left burner control. That's an improvement.* Much better paint. Appears to be a thick enamel with a rough alligator surface. Old: Much thinner paint, and light green color.* The hinges look exactly the same.* The crimp of the rivets looks slightly less finished. May be just as strong, but doesn't look as good.* The latch for the top is exactly the same as the old stove.* The heat shield below the burners is painted green. Old: Was silver.* The carburetor that the fuel pipe goes into, inside the box, is round instead of square. Probably less likely to leak.* The carburetor is mounted to the back of the box instead of the bottom, which makes it much easier to clean underneath.* The grill is easily removed for cleaning. Old: Could not remove.* The grill has three heavier cross pieces, and they rest on the front and back of the box for better support. The web picture doesn't show this. Old: Two thinner cross pieces.* The wind deflectors that fold out from the top are thinner and one inch shorter in height. Definitely not as good, but still look adequate.* The wire clips for the wind deflectors lock in the closed position against the top so they don't flop around. That's better.* The carrying handle on the box can be left down without causing the fuel tank to stick too far out and leak fuel. That's much better.* The filler cap on the fuel tank has been moved so it cannot be filled while cooking. That's much safer.* The pump has a neoprene gasket for a better seal. Old: The leather gasket tended to dry out and had to be removed and oiled.* The pump is removed from the tank for service by twisting a plastic insert with tabs. Old: Was mounted with metal and less likely to break.* The tank is chained to the box so it can't get lost. That's a pain, but it is simple to cut off the chain.* The fuel flow knob is bigger and reshaped for better control.Tip 1: Buy a welder's striker to keep in the stove to light the burners. You want to remove the round cup around the striker for easier use, so don't buy this cheap one where the cup holds it together. http://smile.amazon.com/Hot-Max-24172-Striker-Replacement/dp/B005TGNFE8/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1408388303&sr=1-2&keywords=welding+strikerTip 2: This Classic stove is actually smaller by ½ inch in all three dimensions than Coleman's "Compact" duel fuel model.Coleman is noted for supplying replacement parts. I bought a new pump for my old stove just to have a spare, though the original still works. I gave the new stove to my son and expect his to last a lifetime too. Over all, the new stove is as good in quality as my old one, and offers some significant improvements. Coleman's reputation for quality continues with this stove.
OK, I've not yet fired this stove up, but I would like to comment that this stove arrived in perfect condition. When ordering, my biggest concern was that I wondered if this would compare to the bygone days of legendary Coleman quality. I am not disappointed, the fit and finish is fine and the metal seems heavy and durable.This 425 Classic seems every bit as good as the stoves of days past, great paint and just that "Classic" look and feel. If I have any problems when lighting, (highly unlikely) I will submit an update to this review. At this point I am very pleased, the stove sits on my workbench in the garage, every time I walk by pleasant memories are kindled, I grew up with Coleman!


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Coleman Camping Stove | FyreCadet Propane Portable Stove, 2-Burner

★★★★★
$230.99
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Description

  • Made of the highest quality materials
  • Camping cooking stoves
  • Another quality Coleman product

User reviews

I really don't ever write reviews, however I am going to take the time to do so today. We have had our camp stove for a year now. We have used it quite a few times over the last year. Just recently returned from a camping trip. It isn't about who is cooking or how advanced of a cook you are. I consider my self a very experienced at home chef. When we camp we cook everything from steaks to soups. This stove is impossible to control the heat setting and any good cook knows you at least need to be able to do that. There is no low setting. If you cook an egg you have to either hold the control while cooking to minimize the heat or lift the pan up to prevent burning. My cast Iron pan is a mess! It only cooks at really high heat. I am now online to buy a new one. I put a lot of research into buying this camp stove and it has been a big disappointment:(
I own several Coleman stoves. This one does not fit my cooking style. I've tried to cook bacon, eggs, pancakes, grilled cheese, hamburgers, soup, spaghetti and sauce, roast vegetables, and other things. The only things that turned out well were things that can tolerate super high heat: soup, spaghetti (lots of water), roast vegetables. All of the other things burned, seared, scorched, and were otherwise ruined. This is with me fiddling with the knob to turn it as low as possible without going out.Pros:Does it stay lit? Yes, it's basically always on high.Does it get hot? Yes, extremely hot and can boil water rapidly.Cons:I like to eat the food when I am done heating it.Eggs turn out scorched on the outside and runny on the inside (excluding the yolk). Scrambled eggs are extra difficult because you can't leave them alone.


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Camp Chef Big Gas Grill

★★★★★
$339.68
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Features

  • Matchless ignition - 38" x 16" cooking surface - Cooking surface area: 608 square inches

Description

  • Matchless ignition - 38" x 16" cooking surface - Cooking surface area: 608 square inches
  • Patented Wind Baffle Burner Technology, Appliance-style temperature controls
  • Three cast aluminum burners - 90,000 total BTU/r
  • Removable independent leveling legs
  • Includes removable Grill Box - BB90L - Includes Hose & Regulator

User reviews

My Purpose - Purchased this grill for when we go campingI really like using this grill and so far I am happy with the quality of products Camp Chef makes.Pros - Good quality build, everything is on the heavy side. Very versitile (as you buy different surfaces/add-ons). Easy to put together and set up. All the burners lit lighting quick when starting it up. Does the job well (cooking) with all the surfaces I've used. Getting the right temp setting was a little tricky but I chalked that up to being new to this grill. I found myself going up and down a little bit with the heat knob more than usual using other grills.It came with the grill box - very nice also seems of good quality.I bought the two burner size griddle (will write a delegate review for that). But I recommend it... great for breakfast cooking.Cons- they should include the carry bags. Luckily they are relatively inexpensive and fit the equipment very well. I think it should also come with the leg levelers ALSO sold separate for a few dollars.Here and there - leveling is important especially with griddle cooking so the grease drains properly. Which is why I think it should come with the leg levelers.
I don’t normally give reviews but this was so bad that I had to. The stove and legs completely rusted within 6 months of use. We contacted the company and they said there was nothing they could do and they don’t cover rust. Regardless, it should not have rusted out that quickly. We had only used it 10 times. Worst customer service. They told us to scour it and paint it with high heat paint. Why didn’t they do that when they made it. Its peeling away and the bottom rusted through. We even stored it under a covered porch.


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Guide Gear Heavy-Duty Park-Style Charcoal BBQ Grill for Camping, Outdoor Cooking, Backyard, Patio, Camp Grilling Barbecues, Large

★★★★★
$149.99
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Description

  • PARK-STYLE BARBECUE GRILL – Have a park-style barbecue right at home, whenever you want it with the Guide Gear Park-style Charcoal Grill. It’s modeled after the iconic grills found in parks.
  • DESIGNED FOR EASY-USE – Designed for easy use with the simple use of charcoal to fire up the grill, use this outdoor barbecue grill for camping, cooking and grilling in your backyard or...

    User reviews

    As described. Pole is heavy, firebox and grill a little light. Will likely last for years, but not a lifetime as those found in the park.
    Easy to assemble and put in. I took a Dremel and cut off the top of the back handle columns so that I could put the grate totally verticle for putting in charcoal. Metal is a little thin but adequate. After only 2 uses, there is already some surface rust on the bolts holding the grill to the pole but it doesn't look like it is going to be a major issue. I would recommend buying one of those cheap covers if you are worried about it. Overall, I expect it to last at least a few years.


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TITAN GREAT OUTDOORS Steel Fire Ring with Grate, Heavy-Duty Fire Pit and Grill for Camping (36")

★★★★★
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Features

  • GREAT FOR COOKING: Woodfired meals provide bold flavor and juicy taste. They capture the delectable savor of smoke, char, and sap. Enjoy delicious woodfired cooking with Titan Outdoors steel fire ring. Its sturdy grate is wide enough to accommodate meats and vegetables. You can also set a cast iron skillet on top of it to make eggs, bacon, and pancakes!
  • LONGLASTING CONSTRUCTION: You need a fire pit you can rely on. At Titan Outdoors, our fire ring is built from heavyduty, 10gauge, thick rolled steel. It is comparable to the longlasting grills used by the US Forest Service. This round, steel fire ring is coated with hightemperature paint that will prevent rust for years to come!
  • SWIVEL GRATE: This woodburning fire pit goes beyond roasting weenies and marshmallows. You can cook sausages and steaks to succulent perfection. With its rotating grate, youll be able to evenly and thoroughly cook your food throughout. It swivels a full 180 degrees. This grate has a convenient handle for onehand operation. When youre done cooking, just swivel the grate out of the fire.
  • PORTABLE: Theres nothing better than sitting around the fire, telling ghost stories and roasting marshmallows. However, having to build a fire pit can be tedious. Titan Outdoors Steel Fire Ring eliminates that hassle for you. Its lightweight, so you can take it with you anywhere. It has 2 anchor pins that let you tip back the fire ring for easy cleaning. These pins also help prevent theft.

Description

  • GREAT FOR COOKING: Woodfired meals provide bold flavor and juicy taste. They capture the delectable savor of smoke, char, and sap. Enjoy delicious woodfired cooking with Titan Outdoors steel fire ring. Its sturdy grate is wide enough to accommodate meats and vegetables. You can also set a cast iron skillet on top of it to make eggs, bacon, and pancakes!
  • LONGLASTING...

    User reviews

    Considering the kits cost $599 this was an affordable option. I purchased retaining wall block from my local box hardware chain for $1.98 per. the bottom layer was 13, second layer 12. And i cut one to fit the gap. Circular saw with with wet/dry masonry blade worked like a charm, like a hot knife through butter..lolI was going to leave it like that with two rows but decided to go back and buy the caps, they were $2 a pop. 13 did the top nicely. I did have to modify it slightly, Their are two metal "Ears" welded on the outside near the bottom. They made it near impossible to slide the insert in and out while setting up the blocks. So I just cut them off.After that it slid in and out without issue. Use Locktite PL500 to secure them, it's solid as hell after the glue dried.All in all a solid unit, built for it for around $230 and worth every penny....
    No where near the 60lb advertised weight, but sturdy. Smooth pivot, beefy grates could be a bit closer together...we lost a few dogs to the depths of Lucifers coals when they rolled through the grate.We immediately painted our with high temp paint to prevent rusting, one can is enough. We did not paint the top of the grates being food grease should stop the rust.It seems easy enough to modify to adjust the height of the grate, but the easier way is to build the fire to one side ans push coals under the grate to set the heat.Put a cast iron griddle on the grate to make breakfast and you can do all your meals on it and leave the kitchen clean!


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Pilot Rock 30" Commercial Park Campfire Ring FSWBH30/7 - Park Grill - Made in The USA -

★★★★★
$314.99
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Description

  • Fully welded steel ring and swivel cooking grate with non-toxic high temp black enamel finish.
  • Single level swivel cooking grate. Easy one hand operation
  • Works as steel insert to your landscape block firepit. (Landscape blocks not included)
  • Simple installation, build your landscape block firepit (per block mfg. specs), with a 30 1/2" inside diameter to desired...

    User reviews

    The ring had the black paint dripping all over. Very poor painting.There was no Red metal placard showing that it was made by pilot Rock, USA. Looks very cheap hence it most likely was made in China.
    Very sturdy ring.This one is 7 gauge steel 3/16 inch.The Titan ring is only 10 gauge steel.To make the fire pit: 12 stones all the way around. 3 tiers high was 36 blocks (4in x 11in flagstone retaining wall block) $2.38 a piece from big box hardware inc.Flattened the ground, dug down an inch or so, placed the rocks around the pit as we built it up.Took about an hour and a half and that includes the trip to get the blocks.Burned a great fire in it the first night and it snowed the next day.


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Pilot Rock 24 Inch Heavy Duty Steel Ground Fire Pit Ring Insert Liner and Metal Cooking Grate for Grilling, Camping, and Backyard Bonfires, Black

★★★★★
$177.48
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Features

  • Manufacturer: ‎Pilot Rock
  • Part Number: ‎Na
  • Item model number: ‎FS-24/6
  • Size: ‎6
  • Color: ‎Black
  • Item Package Quantity: ‎1
  • PARK-STYLE FIRE RING: Fire pit ring insert brings back the iconic look and function of backyard bonfires with family and friends this season
  • PROTECT YOUR FIREPIT: Liner stops heat exposure from drying out firepit walls for added structural integrity and long-lasting use
  • HEAVY-DUTY STEEL CONSTRUCTION: 1-inch-wide top flange and thick steel grate bars offer quality craftsmanship, durability, and strength
  • SWIVEL COOKING GRATE: 180-degree swivel grate conveniently swings out of the way to build or clean up a fire and back over for optimal cooking

Description

  • PARK-STYLE FIRE RING: Fire pit ring insert brings back the iconic look and function of backyard bonfires with family and friends this season
  • PROTECT YOUR FIREPIT: Liner stops heat exposure from drying out firepit walls for added structural integrity and long-lasting use
  • HEAVY-DUTY STEEL CONSTRUCTION: 1-inch-wide top flange and thick steel grate bars offer quality...

    User reviews

    I wanted to wait to review this fire ring until I've had a chance to use it a few times. Great ring, don't regret buying it. Upon delivery, my husband just pulled it out of the box and it was pretty much ready to use. If you've been camping in a campground at all, you will recognize this as the same "official" type that's used in lots of campgrounds, with a grate/grill to set things on and cook stuff. I burned in it a handful of times and it seems pretty good. No bubbling or peeling of the paint (yet).Pros:Heavy but not so heavy that it's a task to moveYou can move it around when you need a new burn spot or to put it awayGood WeldsSeems like it'll last for a whileCons:Small-ishThis ring is the perfect size for me but if you're looking for something to maybe sit a bunch of people around or you just want a big ring get the next size or so.UPDATE: Well, it's been a couple of years. I have moved and I took it with me. I have burned in this too many times to count and it's still perfection.
    Perfect for cooking over a fire!


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BALI OUTDOORS Wood Burning Fire Pit Backyard with Cooking Grill, 32in, Black, 24in

★★★★★
$151.99
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Description

  • 【Multi-Functional Design】This wood burning fire pit  is exclusive to BALI OUTDOORS, please identify the brand logo when you buy. Grill swivels 360 degrees, make Swing it left or right possible. Grill adjusts up and down, fixed by screws
  • 【Humanized Design】The Black round fire pit designed with outer ledge around the central fire area allowing for convenient access to drinks and...

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    After much research and thought about my needs and desires, this pit checked all boxes.Well made with good materials. Easy, very easy assembly which isn’t much. Well packed for shipment.Proper design for strong fires. Excellent ventilation.Foot rail for toasty tootsies.Flat ring around top edge for feet, drinks, ???Fantastic, very adjustable, sturdy cooking rack. Up, down, side to side, easily removed. Fire cooked food tastes better.Pit itself has wire rack holding burning wood off bottom. My theory is the less direct hot fire against metal, the longer it will last. Good bed of ash works well. Good, quality materials but still I’m looking long term. Weather here is coastal northern CA so never too hot, never too cold. Useable year round.Keep covered. Don’t allow rain/snow fall collect in the bottom.I strongly advise adding their coverage when buying the pit. The cover is also well made and good materials.It’s pretty.Not heavy so easily relocated.Their phone and email support is very good.Time will tell but so far friends, neighbors and I are having fireside chats such as humans have done since building fires.This is where and how 2020 was acknowledged.I see many weenie roast ahead.ThanksNo idea why some photos are odd.UPDATE...March....Still thrilled. Amazing how much folks enjoy sitting fireside and actually having conversations, enjoying their neighbors. Two rules here in my garden...no politics/no religion.Both unresolvable. Will only divide. It works. Opens the world to everything else.See? I told you...this pit is fire’s magic.Thanks.
    Assembled on the deck - will move it when the snow is gone - living in ND and it's still March. I have nothing bad to say about it even though I have 4 small screws left but all instructions were followed. I hope to have visitors and this will be a delight to have in the 80 acre front yard! There is a river 4/10 of a mile away and I'm considering putting one down there as it would be nice to go down, have a fire, cook stakes or warm up beans etc and hot dogs by the river.


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30 in Fire Pit Outdoor with Cooking Grate 2 in 1 Wood Burning Fire Pits Steel Firepit Bowl Outside with Swivel BBQ Grill, Spark Screen, Poker for Backyard Garden Bonfire Patio

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  • Great Firepit for BBQ Grill- Overall Size: Dia 30in x 31in H, large fire bowl size: Dia 25in x 11in depth. Designed for dual-purpose use, includes a cooking grid for convenient grilling and a mesh screen for safety. Diamond-shaped mesh holes provide better air circulation for a longer-lasting burning
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