If you’ve gone camping a few times, then you have probably confronted a little problem called wind, and this can cause significant problems when you’re grilling or dealing with fire. So let’s go over how to handle your grill in the wind.
Windy weather is trouble!
Windy weather gives both gas and coal grills problems, but more so for fuel. First of all, we need to concentrate on where to put your grill, keep the grill over 10 feet from your tent on a flat, stable surface and clear the vicinity of brush that could ignite from sparks coming from your grill. These tips are still in effect here, but you need to be more vigilant in a windy environment because that debris could be coming at you fast, and if your grill falls over, it could be tragic. You could try a
if you can find somewhere to tie it but make sure it’s tied tight because if the tarp you’re using to protect you and your camping equipment comes to lose, your tarp could become a flaming ball of irony. This is one time you might want to have the grill a little lower to the ground so it can have a stronger base.
If you put your grill on a tripod, there is a bigger chance of it falling. If you don’t like bending or sitting down to grill, remember most campsites have picnic tables, and they usually are stable. If you have a small grill then a picnic table is usually a good place to put it, but keep in mind the table’s stability, especially if your grill is light.
I like using picnic tables because I can place my grill tools and food on top of them. But there is a new problem when it’s windy, especially for your grilling tools. So bring a sheet you don’t mind getting a little dingy and group everything close together.
Place the sheet over them and make enough room on each corner so you can place something heavy enough not to fly away. If you don’t have anything, you can use rocks. Rocks aren’t that hard to find in the forest.
When it’s windy it just won’t start
One of the most challenging things you will do while camping in the outdoors is to start your grill when it’s windy. You should keep your vents open at all times, and the top of the grill should be opened as little as possible (you might want to take advantage of the situation by trying out indirect grilling if you haven’t done so before).
If you’re using a gas grill, you should place your grill at a 90-degree angle of the wind. If you have a kettle grill, the front of the grill is wherever you open the front of the grill. You should not just open the lid like you’re on a regular camping trip; instead, open the side you are facing so you can block some of the wind with your body, and if you can perform your tasks with one hand keep it that way, but don’t make it too awkward for yourself.
If your grill has a matching hole, you should peer through that from time to time to make sure the flame hasn’t dwindled. If your fire did go out, then open the top of your grill for a few minutes before you try to light it again.
Grilling with a coal grill is an exercise in patience because you have to add more coals to keep the flame from going out, but it’s still essential to keep the lid closed. The paragraph above gives you some tips on how to open your lid but work it out the best way you can. If you have any tips on how to grill or camp in the wind or any other questions or comments, then please drop them below in the comments.
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