Tuesday, Jul 11, 2006 at 00:41
Hi,D-Jack .......... and geocacher....
Please consider, iffen I have interpreted your needs correctly :
The famous Pedro's Pole BBQ, as shown in My Rig Photo 2 !!!
Have tried 872 different ways to attach it to this reponse but keep getting it cicked up! Thusly you'll need to click on My Rig.
Cost around $6 - $8 to set up (really!) utilising scrap bits from my also famous "She'll Come In Handy One Day" box.
Approx. 1800 mm length of Galvanised Water Pipe, several pieces of steel rod (in my case: old threaded rod around 500mm long) a couple of meters of Jack Chain (Bunnings/Mitre 10 ..... hence the $6 - $8).
Drill x number of holes in line (to accept the rod) at various levels vertically in the gal. pipe, mine are spaced around 100mm apart, then drill another set of holes at 90 degrees to the first lot but spaced midway 'twixt the first lot.
(These spacings will give you your height adjustments.)
You the need to drill appropriate small holes in your cookware !!!
Go on .... it really wont hurt them!
Cut the jack chain to various lengths (be accurate in getting pairs and triples to the EXACT same length otherwise your cookware will TILT !
1 ..........Bang the pipe into the ground, behind fire or gas ring or gas stove or whatever:
2 .......... Stick rods through pipe holes:
3 .......... Hang cookware from rods, @ appropriate levels:
4 .......... Cook
5 ......... When whatever is cooked, spin the pipe around, plonking the kettle/billy over the fire/stove/whatever to boil whilst you get stuck into your wok-cooked seafood/camp-oven damper/panfried bacon and eggs/camp oven roast/grilled steak and chips (yes chips!) etc. etc.... limited only by your imagination ......
Nothing metal gets too hot to touch, the height and the arm (rods) really are infinitely adjustable to the heat of the fire .......... I also hang a cheap 6v Dorcy light at the top of the pole shining down to ensure minimal charring .........
As you can see in my picture, I can hang camp oven, Bedourie
lid as frying pan, billy or kettle (I use both!) wok, all at the same time.
And no, there is no stability problem at all, even when everything is fully loaded and you swing the pole around!!
I'm sure you can fing a hidey-hole for the Pipe somewhere,even lashed to the roofrack or, just thought of this idea .... covered with an old fishing rod cover.
My rods and chain are carried in a 550mm PVC tube offcut, cap glued at one end and loose as a lid at the other.
Damn ...... that's a lot of description for such a simple piece of gear.
No downsides so far ... 'ylclept it is so cool to use that you keep wanting to take photos of it in use !!
Fire thought ........ a few heatbeads in a metal container instead of the gas stove ???