How to Build a Campsite Grill

How to Build a Campsite Grill
Camping is an activity enjoyed by people all over the world. Whether taking a weekend trip with your family to a busy campground or trekking into the wilderness to enjoy seclusion, a grill is an important part of a gourmet campsite meal. Propane grills are easily carried to campgrounds, but they are too heavy for any kind of backpacking. The best kind of campsite grill is lightweight, small and inexpensive.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Grill grate
  • 4 to 6 medium-size rocks
  • Firewood
  • Firestarter
Step 1
Use 4 to 6 rocks to build a platform for the grill grate that will also work as a fire ring.
Step 2
Use firewood to build a small fire within the fire ring.
Step 3
Once a coal bed is established within the fire ring, set the grill grate atop the fire ring/platform and let it heat for five minutes.
Step 4
Place food on grill and cook.

Tips & Warnings

Charcoal also can be used within the fire ring if available.
Make sure to test the stability of the rock platform and grill before placing food on it.
Cover the grill with tin foil to avoid ashes on your food.
Do not touch the grill when it is sitting atop the fire. Use a stick or metal stake to adjust or move the grill.

Article Written By Tyler Nall

Tyler Nall is a forestry technician and outdoor enthusiast. He received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Oregon with majors in psychology and sociology. Nall started writing professionally in 2004 and currently writes for various websites.

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