Posted by: old_user on Feb-25-10 9:00 PM (EST)
Last year I learned an old trick on the river. Since space is so limited on overnite trips in your kayak, every way to save space is crucial. Here's the trick: Find an old metal coffee can with a lid, or similiar metal can. The nite before you depart, fill the can with charcoal and saturate with charcoal lighter. Put lid on. Place in kayak or canoe. When you are ready for Breakfast , lunch or dinner, poke holes in the can all the way around the bottom. Take lid off and light.Place small metal grate or skillet on top and cook away. The fire will last depending on how big your can is.When you are finished, pour water in can to extinguish,put lid on and carry out.No bags of charcoal or flammable liquids to carry!! Very small container!!Perfect!!
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Posted by: wavetamer on Mar-08-10 9:36 AM (EST)
HI, I have done similar but without a coffee can which still takes up space. I treat the charcoal with fluid, or buy the easy light stuff and put it in a zip loc. I don't have a grill but don't really need one. You still have to light the charcoal so you want to make sure you have either matches, lighter or spark device. I don't know how easily a spark will ignite charcoal fluid, I will have to try it. I guess you can always light some tinder and place it on the charcoal.