A different type of campfire grill

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Dan_Millsip, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    Don't disagree entirely, roy222 - your double stake suggestion would work better but it would add bulk and weight so it's not so much the minimalist gear it was designed to be.

    If you look at the diagram in the first post, the pegs are as long as one of the edges of the grill -- there's quite a lot of stake in the ground in the photo above the diagram -- I suspect it might be surprisingly rigid if set in the right soil with a good solid purchase. Anyway, you may well be 100% correct but I don't know that I'd give it a failing grade until I had opportunity to evaluate it in person.

    Grilliput is still my choice for best design so far...
     
  2. Astoriadave

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    Roy's physics is spot on. If you want the grill to support much weight, the vertical pegs will either need to be set in extremely firm ground, or have backup stakes and lines to pull outward on the vertical stakes. Easy to see this if you do a vector analysis of the forces needed to make the vertical stakes do the job alone.

    The analogy to staking out the ridgeline end poles on a tent is accurate, whether done using the perimeter stakes or a separate line on each ridgeline end pole.
     
  3. mick_allen

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    and continuing with physics, what about Murphy's Law for:

    'Couldn't you turn your dogs the other way?' and entropy? . . .

    Just like even if waves didn't move, yak orientation becomes parallelized?
     
  4. bigbear

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    Well, I certainly like the 'Grilliput'......looks very practical and minimalist. Also like the little collapsable bowl you can get for it, though those collapsable strainers can be found most anywhere.

    Anyone know if someone on Vancouver Island carries the Grilliput? I see only one Canadian distributer who is in Langley, B.C.
     
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