Product Review: Outland Firebowl

Product Review: Outland Firebowl firebowl

Have you ever woke up and wanted to enjoy a nice campfire while you ate your breakfast but yet needed to get up and go soon after? Do you dread going to sleep at night smelling like campfire smoke? Tired of buying overpriced firewood from the camp store that is often not dried out enough to light? Well, the Outland Firebowl is the product for you. Giving off 58,000 BTU’s, the Outland Firebowl provides a vigorous fire fueled by your camper’s propane tanks. The light weight (22 lbs) firebowl includes a 10 foot hose and a tank stabilizer if you choose to remove the propane tank from your camper and place it further into your campsite. The firebowl measures 19.25″ X 19.25″ X 11.50″ and consists of varying sizes of lava rocks that are placed inside the bowl. A carry kit makes this product very portable. There are various settings for size and intensity of the flame.


  • We love to use this product when we want a quick morning fire and we do not want wait around for the fire to burn out. You simply shut of the valve.
  • This product does not give off any smoke so if you want a fire without smelling like smoke, this is a great product.
  • The fire is instant. No waiting for the firewood to catch and build up.
  • If you are using this to warm up, it only takes a few minutes for it to heat up.
  • Places like Tractor Supply offer propane refills at a reasonable rate. The one near house charges $2.99 per gallon. So, a 20 lb. tank is less than $15 after taxes.


  • Some people like a “real” fire that includes the sound of crackling wood and the smell of smoke.
  • It is not recommended that you cook hotdogs or roast marshmallows over this firebowl.
  • If you use the “high” setting, you will burn through propane fairly quickly. The website claims that at a “high” setting, a 20 lb. tank will last a minimum of 8 hours. In our experience, we have enjoyed about 10 hours of a fire.
  • We have stored our firebowl inside the popup and often the camper will smell like propane. If we pack it in the back of SUV, the same issue occurs.
  • Most campgrounds charge a ridiculous amount of money for propane refills. Be sure you know where there is a cheap source of propane near your campground ahead of time (i.e. Tractor Supply).

Product Review: Propane Tank Covers


One childhood life lesson that was engrained in my brain by my father was, “if you want anything to last you have to take good care of it.” Amy and I have had our popup camper for over a year. We have been blessed to travel to many campgrounds during this time. The constant traveling is beginning to wear on parts of our camper. It doesn’t look like the brand new camper we bought last December.


One thing that is beginning to weather is our set of propane tanks. So, as I am looking forward to some spring camping soon, I decided I want to make some investments to help maintain our camper. The first thing would be to buy this product. Camping World (part of Good Sam) offers thousands of RV products at If you are like me and a little hesitant to order over the Internet, you can call them toll free.

I bought a twin propane cover made by ADCO. The cover has an elastic bottom so it fits snug around your propane tanks. There is a zipper at the top to allow easy access to gauges. Included is a piece of thin plywood to place on top of the tanks so that it creates a form for the cover. However, getting the piece of wood inside the cover was a small hassle.

Either way, we are happy with our $17.79 investment. The cover keeps our propane tanks protected from the elements. The polar white color “brightens” up the front end of the camper, helping the camper look “new”.

No worries if you only have a single propane tank. They have covers for that as well. We originally only had one as well but had our RV dealer add another one as we like to camp in early spring, late fall, and sometimes during the winter. Having an extra tank allows us to run our furnace for longer periods of time.