I just used one on the Main Salmon. It worked great until sand got in the frame and we were unable to collapse the frame down to pack. Has anybody else had this problem? Based on my experience I would not recommend.
Thank you for the review and sharing your experience. We are really working to improve our category of products to make them as bulletproof as possible when dealing with fire.Got one of these this summer and had the screen fail after the first use - big, late night, fire with juniper logs... It had a couple of holes from the 1st night and when I took it out of the bag a few weeks later the screen was rusting and completely falling apart. The Campfire Defender guys quickly sent out a replacement without hassle - THANKS! The new screen has performed without issue so far and I did start putting the heat shield at the bottom of the legs instead of a couple inches below the screen. My first fire did slightly torch the foil and my thought was maybe the heat shield reflected too much heat the first time and overheated the screen. Who really needs to reflect the heat up anyways, to me it's just an ash catcher. My only other issue is the canvas bag has several good sized rips from the mesh screen. CD any reason you don't make the bags out of tougher PVC like the grill comes with? Seems like that would stand up to the screen better.
Has anyone taken this down the GC and put a good 20+ days of fires on the screen? Seems like most of the reviews are for about a week or so use at best.
Love this product and the fact that these guys seem to want to improve their product with our feedback!
We had a couple of very windy days (40+ mph winds) on my Lodore trip last week and I just placed a medium sized rock in one corner of the pan and it didn't budge.We just received ours and we're looking forward to see how it handles five nights on the Deschutes next week . May need to stake it down if the canyon decides to blow. Anyone have a good staking system?
Dear Campfire Defender: I recently used my new pit for four nights down the lower Rio Grande. Came home with a damaged pit. Problem one was entirely my fault- I carelessly left the corner grill holders on after cooking and completely melted one. Second is una mysteria- one corner rivet on the mesh popped off, leaving just a hole in the mesh. Can you send a grill-holder to replace the one I melted? And what do you recommend I do to fix the grommet? Thanks for reponse