Another summer has come…come and almost gone. But it’s not quite done and dusted! There still are a few more precious weeks for lovers of the outdoors to seize the chance to take in all that mother nature has to offer. If you’re anything like us, you just can’t get enough of that old bird, what with her beautiful sunsets, mountains, valleys, streams, creeks, waterfalls, beaches, oceans, trees…we could go on and on.
We could, but we won’t, because we at DiSanto Propane are first and foremost about propane. We are your propane supplier of New York. More specifically we are propane distributors in Upstate New York, handling residential and commercial customers of all kinds. We are passionate about propane and its wide variety of applications. From keeping homes warm while helping the inhabitants save money to increasing the lifespan of fleets of heavy machinery, forklifts, and fleets of vehicles, there’s a lot to like about propane. We’ve explained as much in posts of the past, with a healthy number of posts about the application and history of propane. We’ve also written, sometimes in great length, about how propane helps in ways beyond simply cutting down on the energy bill, although that point shouldn’t be ignored by folks considering making the change to propane for their home or place of business. We’ve written about why propane grills are vastly superior to the other kind of grill that gets used all too much, in addition to discussing grilling basics.
Propane And Camping
In this post, however, we’d like to change gears a bit, in favor of highlighting one of the best times to use propane (although, there’s never a bad time to use propane, let’s be honest with ourselves).
Camping. Camping is the right time to use propane. So please, sit back, relax, and enjoy reading this post as we put you in the mood to stargaze, get entranced by the flames of the campfire, listen to someone play guitar in an all too mediocre way, and enjoy some card games by the light of your propane-fueled lantern!
Propane Tent Heaters
It’s almost Labor Day, and that means folks will be trying to squeeze in one more camping trip before it gets too cold to last the nights. Sure, you might own a “mummybag” or you might be touched a bit, but for the vast majority of us, anything lower than 30 degrees F is a bit too chilly for us. That is, unless you have a propane tent heater — in that case, you don’t have to worry about not owning a camper or an RV because a single can of propane can power a heater for a long, long time. That’s just another reason to love propane. So hey, with a propane tent heater, you might be able to camp well into the autumn and winter!
Propane Camp Stoves
Once you wake up, you probably won’t be in the mood to gather sticks for tinder or chop some of your firewood for kindling. We all know you weren’t in any sort of state to be wielding a hatchet before you went to bed, so it’s no surprise that you didn’t plan on being prepared to make a morning campfire (we can’t blame you, either, for going camping is about having fun, having fun and drinking suds).
So what is to be done? Why, you simply bust out your trusty propane camp stove — an essential camping companion if there ever was one! Unscrew your propane tank from the heater and screw it on your stove. There’s coffee and bacon and eggs to be made! It instantly lights, has pretty much zero cleanup, and doesn’t use much propane at all! We love propane stoves, and everyone else will too once they hear the sizzle of that bacon as an alarm clock!
Campfires are great. But if you are looking for the kind of lighting that will let you play card or board games by night, campfires typically aren’t gonna get the job done, not unless you feel like burning half the forest down just to get a game of Euchre in — which you officially should not feel like doing. So what do you need to get the job done, to light an entire camper or tent up enough so that everyone can see their cards, regardless of shadows? You need a propane powered lantern, of course!
These lanterns do the job, have an iconic quality to them, and, once you figure out how to use them, we are pretty sure you’ll never go back to another kind of light source for camping.
RVs, or motor homes, are pretty amazing contraptions. Well, perhaps contraptions isn’t the right word — with all the bells and whistles they come with these days, maybe a word like ecosystem would be more accurate. From TVs and showers to cellular boosters and grills, modern RVs have pretty much every kind of accessory a regular home might have. There’s got to be a way to power them, however. Plus, using propane to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing hot water, a stove, a refrigerator, and other items of comfort, propane can get you there in a clean, efficient manner. RVs come equipped with permanent tanks or portable cylinders. Either way, you’ve got an efficient means for powering a variety of essential accessories that will make your experiencing of nature a more comfortable one!
Propane-Powered Camp Showers
Speaking of comfort, propane can give you the opportunity to have a hot shower, right from your campsite! You can get a propane powered camp shower of any shape or size. All you need is a water source, then you just attach the pump and enjoy warm, flowing water no matter where you are!
So, you like camping? You like propane, too? We sound like we might just be friends. But before we get that far, let’s remain professional. Why don’t you become a DiSanto customer and let us take care of all of your propane needs (residential and commercial) before we get too chummy? Contact us today if you’ve got any questions.