Tips & Tricks
Traveling with your Kickoff Grill
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.
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!
Packing your Kickoff
Pretty much everything else you need will fit inside a small metal trash can, which can then be used for ash collection.
Charcoal – dealer’s choice.
- Regular charcoal – requires lighter fluid or fire starter
- Lump – most natural form, requires lighter fluid or fire starter
- Allow ash to cool completely.
- Wrap ash in aluminum foil.
- 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.
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