Outland Living Firebowl 870 Review

Outland Living Firebowl 870 Review

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Many campgrounds have banned open campfires because of fire bans in place or generally dry, unsafe fire conditions. But not having a campfire when you’re camping sucks! Can a propane firepit provide an acceptable alternative? We find out with the Outland Firebowl 870.

The Outland Firebowl 870 provides a safe, controllable campfire alternative to burning wood. It’s a clean smokeless firepit that uses propane instead of wood which has many benefits. First is safety – you can turn the fire on and off at the turn of a knob and you can control the amount of fire (or heat) being put out. This is much safer than word fires where embers can escape and blow into dry grass or trees causing forest fires. When you are done with your fire simply turn off the Outland FIrebowl and the flame is gone – 100% No more dousing a hot fire with water waiting for it to be safe to leave. Secondly, because it burns propane it burns clean – no more smoke chasing you around the campfire (no matter which way the way is blowing… right?!) Third, this firepit’s convenient size and carrying case means you can take it with you anywhere, including those camping trips to the forest, lake or even hunting lease.

Check it out – we think you’ll agree it’s a great alternative to wood campfires. Outland FIrebowl 870: https://amzn.to/33uERcc

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Full review from YouTube of the Outland Firebowl 870:

Camping on a cold night with a flickering campfire – it’s hard to beat! But a lot of campsites and national forests are banning wood burning campfires because of burn bans and let’s face it – not having a campfire at night sucks. This is where the propane campfire comes in – it solves a lot of problems caused by wood campfires – and most campsites and national parks allow them. 

I recently got the Outland Firebowl 870 for Christmas because, well, I was complaining about not having a campfire at my campsite. This is a 19” diameter model and it’s made for portability and ease of use. It comes well packed with lava rocks, a 10’ hose, a propane stand and adapter for a standard 20lb propane bottle, and a lid and carry handle for easy transportion. At 58,000 BTU it puts out quite a flame. You can also purchase a zippered carry bag to protect the firebowl and to make carrying it easier. Simply connect the hose to your propane bottle, twist the knob on the firebowl and it lights up providing clean, safe, adjustable heat. 

This is a perfect accessory for anyone wanting a safe and convenient fire option when camping or even in your backyard. It’s light enough to easily carry and small enough that it can be packed in your vehicle. While some firepits don’t provide much warmth, the Outland Firebowl puts out an impressive amount of heat. I especially like the lid that keeps the lava rocks in so you don’t lose any parts or rocks.

I’ve used the Outland Firebowl several times now and I gotta say I’m impressed. It takes about 5-10 minutes to start putting out some real heat but once it does I think you’ll be impressed how much heat it puts off. There’s been times I turned it down because of too much heat. Plus, it’s really easy to setup and break down. I love the fact that it fires up instantly, no waiting on kindling and logs to catch fire. It also doesn’t chase me around the campfire with smoke. I don’t have to constantly source firewood. It’s a ton safer so I barely worry about it. And, when I’m ready to go I turn it off and no more flame. Zero! Wait a few minutes and it’s ready to pack and go. No more dumping water on a fire waiting for it to cool off enough to leave safely. 

Now there are some negatives – you don’t get the smell or experience of a real campfire… but if you’re at a campsite where you can’t have a real fire anyway the experience of a real fire doesn’t really matter much. Some people will complain about having to carry a propane bottle and yes, that is definitely part of it. I figure that offsets what I’ve been carrying in firewood so it’s about a wash. If you’re the type that only burns firewood picked up off the ground then carrying a propane tank requires additional space. Speaking of space, the firepit itself takes up a chunk of room. I plan to put it on my roof rack to keep it out of the way – but plan accordingly if you get one. You can cook over it but I don’t know if I’ll do that – don’t want it smelling like leftover food bits when I’m in bear country.

Overall, this positives definitely outweigh the negatives. It’s super easy to setup, puts out a good amount of heat and breaks down in a snap. Imagine showing up to camp late at night and having a nice hot fire in less than 10 minutes. Boiling water for your morning coffee gets a lot easier at the flick of a switch. I definitely recommend the Outland Fireball and think you’ll enjoy it to.

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