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- BBQs, Camping, Grills, Ottawa, Outdoor Cooking
One of the best things about camping is sitting around a campfire—roasting marshmallows and sharing laughs. While cooking a hot dog or two over the open fire is a camping tradition, trying to make each and every meal over a finicky flame can become frustrating and stressful very quickly. Pack up a portable BBQ for your next camping trip and spend more time enjoying your serene settings, not worrying about food preparation.
Availability of Quality Firewood
When cooking over an open flame, it’s extremely important to have high-quality firewood—any wood that has been chemically treated could create health hazards. Additionally, there could be bans on removing wood from nearby forests, forcing you to buy expensive wood on site.
When you bring a portable BBQ, you’ll never have to worry about hunting for suitable firewood—a small portable propane cylinder is all you’ll need for a weekend camping trip!
Rainy or windy weather is one of the biggest risks when relying on a campfire for food preparation. Rain can soak firewood, making it near impossible to start a fire. Wind gusts can disrupt ashes, spreading them all over your food or make it a challenge to cook food evenly as the wind can blow the heat and flames around.
With a portable BBQ, you’ll be able to cook more easily in inclement weather, ensuring that your campers won’t go hungry—even in the rain and wind!
Ease of Packing
Many people think that cooking over a campfire is easier because they don’t have to pack anything other than the food. In reality, you need a lot of equipment to properly cook over an open flame. Cast iron pans hold up best in campfires but are extremely heavy. In addition, you might need a camp grill-rack and/or griddle, cooking tripod and heavy-duty utensils that can stand up to open flames.
A portable BBQ is compact, travels well and is fast to set up. When compared to all the heavy cooking accessories you’d need to pack to cook over an open flame, a portable BBQ is often the best option!
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