Because lugging that big Weber to the campground's a pain, especially when Chris keeps calling for a timeout, why not bring a less cumbersome and even more technical SlatGrill instead? New from an outdoorsy St. Paul fella looking to replace bulky camping stoves, these 100% MN-made beauties came about after he took a class called "How To Make Almost Anything", so expect Laser Gun Tea Kettles sometime next year. For now though, be satisfied with three reasons to get this grill:
It's Simple: "Expedition grade" (strong B-plus?), it's basically just four aluminum panels and nine stainless steel slats (more are available a la carte) you can snap into place Lincoln-Log-style, then place on your heat source.
It's Versatile: Slats can be added (holds up to 15), or replaced with steel skewers to go kabob-style. As for the heat source, it works with a gas burner, charcoal, wood -- basically any fuel you can think of, other than the band, which will lead to your food tasting derivative and bland.
It's Portable: Once cool, you can break it down and clean it with dish detergent in a jiffy, then roll it into a compact heavy-duty canvas wrap that's slightly bigger than a folded up newspaper and, depending on how many slats you're lugging, will weigh 3-4 pounds, which is also 3-4 more pounds than Chris was given by his teammates when he hit the bench after calling that timeout.