Top 5 Ways to Use Propane on Your Camping Trip

Dec 23, 2015

The great outdoors offer a fantastic place to escape every day with your friends and family. Many choose to “rough it” and bring along minimal supplies and luxuries, while others choose to bring the comforts of home along to make the experience a little more enjoyable. No matter what your camping style, there are propane-fueled products that you should know about before you head to the campgrounds. Here are the top five ways you can bring the “pane” on your next camping trip!

Top Ways to Use Propane While Camping

1. Propane Fire Ring

No camping trip is complete without a campfire, but sometimes wood isn’t readily available. Even if there’s plenty of it around, some campgrounds do not allow you to burn what you find. If lack of wood has you singing the blues, a Propane Fire Ring will save the day. Simply hook it up to your tank, and get your guitar ready, because an obligatory verse of “Kumbaya” around the fire will be sure to follow.

2. Portable Heaters

Depending on where you decide to camp it can get cold in the evening, and it’s hard to have a good time when you’re too busy shivering! That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a propane heater handy. There are several different designs available, but we highly recommend the portable buddy heaters, as they have an automatic shut-off if oxygen levels get too low, or if the unit gets tipped over. Details like these ensure that you’re not only warm, but safe too!

3. Camp Stove

Bringing a propane stove along on your trip really raises the bar on the quality of food that you’ll be able to cook at your campsite. There’s nothing better than waking up to the scenic view of a beautiful lake, and then enjoying some breakfast burritos before you head out to do some fishing! Put that one on your bucket list, you won’t regret it!

4. Portable Water Heater

If hot showers are a must, then look no further than a portable water heater. Many even come with a shower-head included. Between cleaning dishes, washing your hands, and countless other uses, one of these will definitely be worth having around.

5. Generator

Last but certainly not least is the propane generator. This may seem a little extreme, as most people go camping to take a break from our highly tech-dependent world, but in worst case scenarios this machine could save your life. With a propane tank and a generator, you can recharge your phone, plug in radio to get much needed information, or power lights when your flashlights have died. This could be something you use daily for convenience, or an item you bring “just in case”, but either way it should be on your list!

We hope these five items will make your next camping trip relaxing and truly unforgettable! Before you head out on your trip, make sure your propane tank is refilled, and please follow these safety tips as well!

Do you know of any propane-related items that should be on this list? Tell us in the comments!


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