How to Make a Camping Grill

How to Make a Camping GrillIf you're going camping and find you don't have a grill, it's not that hard to make one. In fact, you've probably got most of the things you'll need laying around the house. If you do have to spend some money, a few dollars and you're ready to start grilling. Most of the items you can purchase at a dollar store. If you're thinking about making your own grill, below are some tips to get started.


Difficulty: Easy

Tips for Making Your Own Camping Grill

Things You’ll Need:
  • Aluminum pan
  • Grill top
Step 1
Figure out what type of base you want to have. This can be anything from an old cake pan, disposable aluminum pan, or old smoker pan, if you have one. You'll just need something that won't catch on fire when you light the charcoal. Most of these items can be found at a dollar store, so you won't have to spend a bunch of money if you don't already have them.
Step 2
Find a metal grill--like top to cover the base. You'll need something that's big enough to fully cover the grill base so it doesn't fall into the hot coals. You can use anything from an old oven rack, cookie rack holder, or anything else that's metal and won't catch on fire.
Step 3
Punch several holes in the bottom of the base pan, if you desire. If it's a smaller type grill base, you won't need to do this. If you're dealing with a larger base, you might need more oxygen to get to your coals so they'll light faster and stay lit longer. You can also set the grill base on some concrete blocks if you desire some height added to the grill. You don't want it sitting on anything that can possible catch on fire.
Step 4
Set your grill base where you would like to cook on it. Make sure there aren't any dead leaves or debris around that could possible be a fire hazard. Make sure the area is level and stable enough to hold the base.
Step 5
Fill your base of your grill with charcoal and squirt some lighter fluid on it. Light the charcoal and wait for the coals to be fully lit before place the grill top on the base. You're now ready to start cooking.

Tips & Warnings

You can use a piece of aluminum foil as a cover for the food as it's cooking.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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