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Traveling with your Kickoff Grill

By: Lodge Cast Iron / May 6, 2021

There’s nothing worse than arriving at the campsite or tailgate and realizing you’ve forgotten to pack something that you need for grilling! We’ve got you covered with packing suggestions and tips to help your outdoor cooking adventures run smoothly.

Lodge Kickoff Grill
What to Pack: 

We created this list based on our own experiences traveling with the Kickoff. It’s a great starting point, but feel free to adapt it to best fit your outdoor cooking needs!

Must Have Accessories

Nice to Have Accessories

Other Items to consider

  • Small metal trash can (with lid)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towels 
  • Trash bag
Traveling with your Kickoff Grill
Packing your Kickoff

The Hook and Carry Handles, Leather Gloves, lighter, and Care Kit will all fit inside your Kickoff Grill. The Kickoff and a half bag of charcoal will fit inside a 14” Tote Bag.

Pretty much everything else you need will fit inside a small metal trash can, which can then be used for ash collection. 

Traveling with your Kickoff Grill
Charcoal – dealer’s choice.  
  • Regular charcoal – requires lighter fluid or fire starter
  • Lump – most natural form, requires lighter fluid or fire starter 
Ash Disposal/Cleanup
  1. Allow ash to cool completely.
  2. Wrap ash in aluminum foil. 
  3. Dispose of in the trash.

It is important to leave outdoor areas the way you found them. If you’re in a hurry, carefully removing the charcoal as soon as you are finished cooking will accelerate the cool down process. Remember to plan ahead so that you can dispose of waste properly. This helps to minimize campfire impacts and keeps wildlife and other visitors safe. Hot ash should be placed in a fireproof container—we like to use a small metal trash can with a lid. 

Note: The ash from lump charcoal can be used as a fertilizer in your garden. It’s loaded with potassium carbonate, which is good for many plants. Just make sure the lump charcoal you’re using is additive free. 

We’ve added a packing list that we like to use here at Lodge. Print it off or save it to your phone to use as an easy reference  when you prepare to travel with your Kickoff Grill
Kickoff Grill Travel Check List