Campfire In A Can FAQ’s

When our customers are in the market for a propane campfire, they’re bound to have questions! We get some far out there questions sometimes, but often, the same few questions keep popping up, so we’ve listed some of the most common Campfire In A Can questions that we’ve received.

Campfire In A Can FAQ’s


Does Campfire In A Can come with a guarantee?

Sure does. Every single Campfire In A Can comes with our Happy Camper Guarantee. But what does that actually mean? It means that we want you to be completely happy with the performance and durability of your Campfire In A Can portable campfire. If you’re not satisfied, let us know. We’ll do what we can to make it right. Free, no hassle returns means that in the event you would like to return your recent Campfire In A Can purchase, you can. We refund your purchase, including your shipping, and we don’t charge for the return shipping.

We are a family-owned company that has built a reputation for providing quality outdoor fire pits and outstanding service to our customers.

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!


Can I cook over The Campfire In a Can? What about marshmallows and hot dogs?

Although the Campfire In a Can is not rated as a cooking device, people cook over them all the time. Please note that all propane campfires emit a certain amount of carbon, which will make the bottom of pots and pans black. You can keep this to a minimum by turning the Campfire down to a lower temperature before cooking, and we’ve found that coating the bottom of your pans with dish or bar soap will keep the carbon from sticking. Always use the supplied cooking grid when using a pan or pot, never place them on the uneven log surface.

campfire in a can with pan on grate

When roasting things like hot dogs or marshmallows, you’ll first want to remove the cooking grid that is provided. When there isn’t a pan on the grid to absorb the heat from the fire, the grid can possibly warp and not be as sturdy. Best to remove it and keep it to the side.

We recommend  keeping food away from the flame, and instead using the radiant heat produced around the Campfire to cook.  This reason is two-fold. Firstly, you wouldn’t want to drip grease, or drop a sticky marshmallow onto your new Campfire In A Can, so keeping anything that isn’t cooking in a pan off to the side is the way to go. Secondly, there is quite a bit of heat that is produced by the Campfire, and putting your food directly in the flame will likely catch it on fire as well. If you are aiming for a nicely roasted hot dog or marshmallow, cooking with the radiant heat from the side of the Campfire In A Can is the best way to go about it.

roasting marshmallows on campfire in a can


How much does The Campfire In a Can weigh? How much space does it take up?

If you are travelling in an RV, car camping, or just want to use every inch of possible space, we’ve got some answers for you.

The Campfire weighs 16.5 lbs, using the glass OR the log set (you never want to use them at the same time), and the shipping weight is slightly under 29 lbs. The Campfire itself is designed ergonomically, so that when you carry it your arm is close to your body, rather than out in front of you, which helps you retail your balance comfortably.

When everything is tucked inside the canister top and clamped down, the diameter of the Campfire is 15 inches, while the height is 10.5 inches. The small, compact size makes it easy to store in any recreational vehicle where space might be a concern.

campfire in a can rv storage

Does The Campfire In a Can come with a propane tank?

No it does not. It is up to you to purchase the size and shape of propane tank that best works for you. In our experience, a 20lb / 5 gallon tank is the ideal size. When smaller tanks are used they can sometimes start to freeze up on you if you are running the Campfire with the flame high or for long periods of time.  This can also happen when a tank is overfilled as well. Smaller tanks have a smaller air space in the tops of them, so there is less of a space for the liquid propane to be converted into it’s gas state. This reaction produced from liquid to gas state is very cold, so this is why the smaller tanks are more susceptible to having this happen.


Do you have a question that wasn’t answered here or here on the website? We’d love to hear your burning questions! Either ask it in the comments below, or contact us and we’ll get back to you ASAP!


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