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Outland Living: Don’t Get Burned by the Bans

Today, April 4th at noon, open fires will be prohibited in the Cariboo Region zones: ChilcotinQuesnelCentral Cariboo and 100 Mile House. That means Category 2 and Category 3 fires are banned in those areas. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean regular camp fires right now!

What is a Category 2 open fire? In case you weren’t sure,  BC Wildfire Service claims it as:

Four zones affected by burn ban.
Four zones affected by burn ban:

“An openfire that burns piled material no larger than two metres high and three metres wide. Or grass over an area less than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size.

What is a Category 3 open fire? As BC Wildfire Service also states:

“An open fire that burns material in piles larger than two metres high and three metres wide, windrows, or grass over an larger than 0.2 hectares (2000 square metres) in size.”

That being said, the burn ban prohibited activities include the burning of any waste materials, grass fires of any size over any area, burning barrels of any size or kind and the use of sky lanterns.
BC Wildfire ServiceNot all flames are lost, however. What is allowed during burn ban season, according to BC Wildfire Service:

  • Campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller.
  • Cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
  • Only CSA or ULC approved portable campfire apparatus may be used, and the flame height must not exceed 15 centimetres.

Your best option to beat the burn bans this summer? The Outland Firebowl. Outland Firebowl Premium

Our 58,000 BTU fire bowls are CSA approved and are constructed with a protective powder coating. Using a standard 20 lb propane tank, this portable Firebowl burns clean and smokeless!

Don’t get burned by the bans this summer. Check out more of our blogs for the most up to date burn ban warnings!


*Here is the OFR Poster in larger scale.


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Outland Firebowl Premium: Set Up Guide + Video

At Outland Living, we have integrity for our customers and truly value their feedback. When it came to upgrading the Outland Firebowl, we thought of a few key factors moving forward: What can make setting up easier, but still just as safe?

That’s where the Premium model comes into play. We redesigned and upgraded a few features, and it’s safe to say you’ll be toasty in no time with our new stainless steel auto-ignition!

That’s right; no more barbecue lighter needed. The Outland Firebowl Premium ensures a quick and easy start up in seconds! The restyled chrome knob with rubber grip allows for effortless flame control adjustments. The Premium also has a newly fashioned base and ergonomically placed valve + housing, exhibiting a fresh contemporary design.

Since you may be used to our manual ignition fire pits- the Outland Firebowl Standard, Deluxe and Mega, we threw together a quick 15 second video to show you how to set it up:

  1. Ensure all of the medium sized lava rocks (appropriately labelled “M” on the packaging) are arranged first in the burner area. Then over top, arrange the large (labelled “L”) lava rocks.
  2.  Make sure that the unit valve dial is in the “OFF” position since the last time you used it, by pushing and turning clockwise until the dial stops. If already set to “OFF” then you’re on step ahead!Outland Living Premium
  3. Keep your propane tank as far as safely possible from your Outland Firebowl with the ten foot hose. After, place the tank in the included stabilizer ring
  4. Slowly turn cylinder valve to the open position.
  5. Your Firebowl is equipped with an auto spark ignition. Push the knob in and slowly turn counter-clockwise to the high position. The ignitor will spark and ignite the gas
  6. Once the unit is burning normally set the dial to desired flame height!


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Outland Firebowl Deluxe: Free Giveaway Contest

Outland Living has a treat for our customers all over the map: a GIVEAWAY!

The first long weekend of spring has arrived, bringing longer and brighter days! This means the outdoor activities expand in opportunities, whether you’re hiking, camping, or inviting your family and friends for an outdoor party. We’re in for a warm season over here on the West Coast, and with the potential of burn bans we’ll need to be prepared.

That’s right, we’re hosting an awesome contest for all our loyal customers! We’re giving away the Outland Firebowl Deluxe on Friday, April 1st! The Deluxe uses a standard 20 lb (5 gallon) propane tank (not included) and burns clean and smokeless! It gives off enough heat to enjoy anywhere outdoors with family and friends- and is perfect for camping season!

Here’s a few easy steps we need from you, in order to qualify to win!

  1. Like us on our Facebook Page – we’re currently sitting just over 1000 likes! Help us get to 1250 likes before we announce our big winner!
  2. Share and comment on our original post so we know to count your submission in for the contest!
  3. Bonus: Give our Instagram + Twitter pages some love and give us a follow! There is when we’ll announce future contests, products and more! (This is not needed to win, but it does help!)

Winner is announced on Friday, April 1st (No joke, if you’re picked it’s not an April Fools joke!) and will be randomly selected from those qualified. Good luck to all!