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24"x16.75"x3.25" Billoutwest I am sure .I am new at all this. I hope it passes.
From the GC noncommercial regs: "All wood fires must be contained in a metal fire pan measuring 300 square inches; the lip of the pan must be 3 inches high on all sides. Fire pans must be elevated using manufactured legs (not rocks,
empty cans, etc.). Charcoal briquettes may be contained in fire pans 12 inches x 12 inches x 3 inches."

You're at just over 400 square inches with that beauty. Nothing to worry about!
 

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Who fabricates it?

And is the bottom free floating?

Not sure when/if we will replace our current pan but I would love to have a lighter and more adjustable grill. Our current one never seems to do the job as it always seems too high for the heat.

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Thanks benR! Restrac2000 not sure what you mean by free floating but the box says made in China. There is an xtra metal plate in the bottom to make it thicker. Seems really sturdy. I will lite a fire in it and report back.
 

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Thanks benR! Restrac2000 not sure what you mean by free floating but the box says made in China. There is an xtra metal plate in the bottom to make it thicker. Seems really sturdy. I will lite a fire in it and report back.
Free-floating = bottom segment not welded to main structure so when it heats up and ultimately warps (which it will) it doesn't warp the entire structure. Thats how I understand the design feature at least.

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The adjust a grill does pretty well for a " lightweight" pan. I have one for smaller trips. I have used it at least a couple dozen times on multi day trips over a few years and its holding tough for the most part. Mostly I attribute that to the care it has gotten.

The grill sags and is not ideal. I have found ways of mitigating it. The grill is not close to the full size of the pan so you lose quite a bit of real estate from pan to grill size. Its probably a 9 burger grill at best. If the trip is bigger than 6, I take the big pan. Six good size steaks will fill the thing up. The stake/ grill system is a good idea but has its flaws.

The sheet metal legs are flimsy and they can pinch the hell out of you if you arent careful closing it down or when cleaning it. Always nice to start rigging and row with fresh torn finger or palm skin!! I have been careful to not bend the legs and they close up on the pan pretty well. They could get bent pretty easily. The leg bottoms are sharp and they have put holes in the blanket. I do like the height of the pan.

There are no handles. Since there arent, you will get pinched or stabbed by the legs cleaning the thing at some point if you dont wear gloves. If you need to move the thing after it is burning, it sucks. I have moved it by the legs and was sketched out the few times I have done it. I have escaped un burned somehow. I dont know why i end up moving the fire but have done it several times for various reasons. It is easy with the cambridge. It would be easy enough to fab some removable handles for it. I havent but should. I ought to put that on my winter gear to do list, but i'm sure i wont..

The pan does have a floating bottom and the overall warping of the pan has been minimal despite quite a few pretty damn big and hot fires. Surprising really.

The bag is nice. I keep all the tools, chimney, blanket and sometimes even the woodland inside. The zipper is still working perfect though I have been careful to keep it sand free while opening and closing it. The bag keeps the boat clean and a little protected since there is some padding on the bag bottom and it keeps the sharp corners off the boat in general.

It hasnt started to rust to bad yet but i think it is on the way.

The pan isnt that light once you load it up with everything, but its lighter than the cambridge and nicer to carry.

If you want to abuse your pan you are better off with the cambridge. In fact, if you dont want to have to be careful with it, get it out and put it away yourself to keep from trashing the bag and zipper, watch over anyone who deals with it so they dont trash the bag and zipper or hurt themselves because they dont know about the quirks, you are better off with the cambridge.

This pan is ok once you learn its quirks and if you want to be aware that it is a little flimsy. If you treat it as such, it will last a good while. I would recommend it for small groups or people who are careful with their firepans. I have done a bunch of trips with the pan and it has worked fine, it just leaves some things to be desired.
 

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Thanks Zbaird, I am just getting started so I am buying a lot of stuff so it is good to get some info from some of you guys. I will definitely check out the Cambridge.
 

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The adjust a grill does pretty well for a " lightweight" pan. I have one for smaller trips. I have used it at least a couple dozen times on multi day trips over a few years and its holding tough for the most part. Mostly I attribute that to the care it has gotten.

The grill sags and is not ideal. I have found ways of mitigating it. The grill is not close to the full size of the pan so you lose quite a bit of real estate from pan to grill size. Its probably a 9 burger grill at best. If the trip is bigger than 6, I take the big pan. Six good size steaks will fill the thing up. The stake/ grill system is a good idea but has its flaws.

The sheet metal legs are flimsy and they can pinch the hell out of you if you arent careful closing it down or when cleaning it. Always nice to start rigging and row with fresh torn finger or palm skin!! I have been careful to not bend the legs and they close up on the pan pretty well. They could get bent pretty easily. The leg bottoms are sharp and they have put holes in the blanket. I do like the height of the pan.

There are no handles. Since there arent, you will get pinched or stabbed by the legs cleaning the thing at some point if you dont wear gloves. If you need to move the thing after it is burning, it sucks. I have moved it by the legs and was sketched out the few times I have done it. I have escaped un burned somehow. I dont know why i end up moving the fire but have done it several times for various reasons. It is easy with the cambridge. It would be easy enough to fab some removable handles for it. I havent but should. I ought to put that on my winter gear to do list, but i'm sure i wont..

The pan does have a floating bottom and the overall warping of the pan has been minimal despite quite a few pretty damn big and hot fires. Surprising really.

The bag is nice. I keep all the tools, chimney, blanket and sometimes even the woodland inside. The zipper is still working perfect though I have been careful to keep it sand free while opening and closing it. The bag keeps the boat clean and a little protected since there is some padding on the bag bottom and it keeps the sharp corners off the boat in general.

It hasnt started to rust to bad yet but i think it is on the way.

The pan isnt that light once you load it up with everything, but its lighter than the cambridge and nicer to carry.

If you want to abuse your pan you are better off with the cambridge. In fact, if you dont want to have to be careful with it, get it out and put it away yourself to keep from trashing the bag and zipper, watch over anyone who deals with it so they dont trash the bag and zipper or hurt themselves because they dont know about the quirks, you are better off with the cambridge.

This pan is ok once you learn its quirks and if you want to be aware that it is a little flimsy. If you treat it as such, it will last a good while. I would recommend it for small groups or people who are careful with their firepans. I have done a bunch of trips with the pan and it has worked fine, it just leaves some things to be desired.
you said cambridge 3 times...
 

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Yeah, but my CAMBRIDGE is almost 20 years old, with plenty of abuse as well as several years of outdoor storage, and aside from some rust it is holding up fine. Oh yeah and don't get the grill cherry red then aggressively scrape the stuck salmon skin off it with a stick.
 

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I love my custom Partner Steel fire pan. Packs smaller & weighs half of what the larger fire pans weigh, adjusts to the size of surface area needed, removable legs for packing, legs are easy to get level (no lopsided cakes), and it meets GC regulations (my friends borrowed it for a 2013 GC trip).

I've had it for several years now with no warping. I found two very important factors that have kept it from warping. #1 - even & adequate support from the legs #2 - don't let idiots dump water in the fire pan while it's hot just to put out the fire so they can go to bed. If people want to have an evening campfire in my fire pan, that's fine, but they have to stay up until it's burned out.

We can fit two 12 inch DOs side by side, or one 14 inch DO in it. The 14 inch just barely fits the width of the fire pan. That's a 14 with a 12 on top in the picture. You can see the legs are leveled on a slight slope with locally sourced organic leveling devices.... aka rocks. You can also see my fire pan bag that Jan at SNS made for me. Works great to carry the fire pan and all the Fire/DO utensils.

Got this fire pan idea from fellow MB member Fdon. I had Partner Steel weld the nuts to the corners when they made the pan, and I use 4 inch lag bolts for legs.
 

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The bag is nice. I keep all the tools, chimney, blanket and sometimes even the woodland inside. The zipper is still working perfect though I have been careful to keep it sand free while opening and closing it. The bag keeps the boat clean and a little protected since there is some padding on the bag bottom and it keeps the sharp corners off the boat in general.
We make a fire pan cover that is a wrap instead of a bag & closes with cam straps instead of zippers so it is more user friendly and durable. It comes in two standard sizes and most folks use them for cambridge or partner steel fire pans, but could be made custom size for any fire pan. Fire pan covers of any kind really are great though! :D
 

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I have been looking and have already registered on your site.I look forward to buying some more stuff. Do you guys ever have any sales?
 

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I have been looking and have already registered on your site.I look forward to buying some more stuff. Do you guys ever have any sales?
Hi MO.BBQ, glad you've been enjoying our site! We do have sales from time to time. Right now we are having a 25% clearance sale on all our in stock Watershed dry bags. (I think we're down to mostly stow & backpack bags at this point, we do have a mississippi duffel left though.) We'll be doing a couple more sales throughout the winter though! I'll try to post sales on here, also if you check in with our Facebook page, sales will be posted there too, and all sale prices are reflected on the web site. :)
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I just noticed that the NRS Firepan appears to be identical to the Cambridge.

The Firepan at nrs.com

Current sale price is $159.96 plus $36 for the Aluminum Cover for the Firepan.
Shipping included. Combined under $196.

That compares with the $258 w/shipping at amazon for Cambridge. Same base price at Cascade Outfitters.

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NRS Sale now through 12/07/2014
 

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I just noticed that the NRS Firepan appears to be identical to the Cambridge.

The Firepan at nrs.com

Current sale price is $159.96 plus $36 for the Aluminum Cover for the Firepan.
Shipping included. Combined under $196.

That compares with the $258 w/shipping at amazon for Cambridge. Same base price at Cascade Outfitters.

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NRS Sale now through 12/07/2014
$196......Holy Cow!
I'll stick with my Partner Steel fire pan. $71 shipped, with the legs. It packs small and weighs about 15lb. A friend did make me a two piece grill top for it, so all I'm missing is the $36 lid. ;)
 
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