AntiM wrote:Personally I wouldn't mess with this at all. You're underestimating the wind; if it can pick up a full size dome and roll it, it can toss charcoal. Once you light those briquettes, you're pretty much stuck next to your bbq until they're 100% out and cold. And the ashes will be a mess even if you're meticulous about bagging. Does this hibachi hae a clamp-on lid? How big are the airholes? Will it drop ash on the ground, and if so, what will you put under it to keep them off the playa?
Propnae or butane are your friends. Really.
Or maybe I'm just related to Hank Hill...
i hear you
This is the hibachi:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000S ... e&n=284507
it's heavy, cast iron. i do understand that if the winds kick up, it could lift the hibachi even if it is 19 pounds of iron. I could keep water beside it and pour the water on the coals when I am done cooking- and if the wind kicks up while i am cooking.
I wonder if the wind would be able to scoop up coals from inside the hibachi- I could put the coals under the grate.
As I remember the coals only last an hour or so. I dont need to use a whole bag each time.
in the preparation guide I read something about wire mesh and burn barrels. I could surround the hibachi with the wire mesh - hopefully dug into the playa to catch any stray lit bits of paper or scooped-up bits of coal.
When the hibachi is doused I can move it into my tent into a foil-lined trunk.
I'll check to see if there are holes in the bottom of the hibachi. If there are, I will put something under it like a big foil pan.
Does that sound acceptable?
Our camp will have a kitchen and a stove, so I will use that too, but generally propane and butane scare me.