Dec 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm #1311119
I'm looking for an ultralight grill I can use with my emberlit wood stove.
Something without a massive amount of weight (obviously).
It would also be nice if I could use it to heat up tortillas and possibly make quesadillas…
I haven't been able to find anything decent to date.
I imagine I could just use a piece of aluminum foil under the tortilla along with the grill to prevent the tortillas from burning or catching on fire.
Thoughts?Dec 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm #2055246
Paging Gary Dunckel !
–B.G.–Dec 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm #2055249
I'm not entirely sure about the feasibility of this, but you could probably buy 4 tiny carbon fiber tubes (or just use sticks) and then buy titanium mesh. If you can stick the four tubes into the ground, you can pre-drill holes on the sides sticking into the air, and attach the titanium mesh (perhaps with some type of cord?) and create a platform.
I can't say I've ever tried this (or if its what you're looking for) but it's probably the lightest set up if you're trying to bring a "grill" while backpacking. When you're done you could just roll up the mesh and stick it back into your pack.Dec 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm #2055255
Kevin, check out QiWiz.net. Rob makes the FireFly stoves, and I make the Mini Grills to fit them (and also regular size grills and supports/tent stakes called Stix). People have bought a Mini Grill and a set of Stix to support it over an Emberlit.
If you have any questions about these products, feel free to send me a PM. If you have any questions about Esbit, GPS systems, or trekking in the Himalaya, contact B.G.Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 pm #2055262
Larry De La BriandaisParticipant
@hitechLocale: SF Bay Area
I picked up some cooling racks at the dollar store. Light and cheap.
Something like this (but lighter):
I use it on a campfire using the rocks to hold it up.Dec 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm #2055264
"If you have any questions about Esbit, GPS systems, or trekking in the Himalaya, contact B.G."
Gary is my booking agent.
–B.G.–Dec 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm #2055269
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Check out Lawson equipment: http://lawsonequipment.com/Backpacking-Grills-c129/
They're all under $20 and free shipping over $10. All his stuff is made in the US and he makes the best cords/lines. Have no experience with the grill, but it's a good price.Dec 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm #2055285
@finnmarkLocale: Rocky Mountains
I have many times used safety wire wrapped around a forked stick as a grill. This wire obviously has many other uses but as a grill it is great.Dec 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm #2055287
so it seems my options are pretty open:
… I'm thinking of making my own 'stove' by just cooking on the ground and using titanium foil as a wind screen. a 24" piece of foil weighs just 30g and has a diameter of 7" … Though I admit that I might go a bit larger so I can have a real fire inside.
I need to look at my options here and figure out the right way to do this.
I suspect I can build a new setup for like a 40% weight savings which is much larger.Dec 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm #2055292Dec 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm #2055304
Now, in this holiday gift season, nothing warms the heart like a gift of titanium.
–B.G.–Dec 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm #2055310
b willi jonesParticipant
@mrjonesLocale: best place in the world !?
purcell trench stream side packer grill or a ti packer grill. great product, great serviceDec 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm #2055322
Of course, for sausages this is the fun way:Dec 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm #2055348
+1 on the dollar store.
I have seen metal cooling racks at the dollar store that look like they would work great for some ultralight grilling. I haven't purchased up yet but maybe I will go out this week and report back. I'm not sure how long they would last but for only a dollar it is worth a try and I think they come in packs of three.Dec 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm #2055365
@mikuLocale: Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Purcell Grills are indestructible. I even regularly cook flat bread on on mine.
DerrickDec 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm #2055368
@fluffinreach-comLocale: no. california
" This wire obviously has many other uses but as a grill it is great. "
that is just SO the-way-to-do it.
i carry it anyway to hang the pot and other stuff. i'm stealing your idea.
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