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foldable favorite: portable barbecue

Airstream camping with the portable notebook grill


Dinnertime in western Oregon and Washington while camping with the DWR means huddling inside, out of the wretched weather, preparing meager, unobtrusive meals in the tiny galley, and smelling wet dogs drying by the floor heater. Roll east of the Cascades though, where skies are clear, and the great outdoors becomes your dining room. Time to barbeque.

Storage within the trailer remains on a miniature scale, so we ‘stream with the HotSpot Notebook Portable Charcoal Grill


Only 18 x 21 and less than 2 inches flat when folded, it pops into position ready to receive whatever fire source you choose to dump inside. (Make it easy on yourself, get the instant light briquettes). If you’re not hosting a family reunion there’s plenty of space for mixed grill or burgers.


I haven’t weighed it. Seven or eight pounds? It sleeps with the folding chairs, cafe table, and trash can inside the bathroom we will never use.

4 Responses to “foldable favorite: portable barbecue”

  • How sturdy is it? I’ve been looking for a nice compact grill.

    • admin:

      Hi Japhy. It seems like it would be flimsy, because it’s so light, but it’s more stable than you’d think and well made. I’m not the one who pours the briquettes into it though, but I’ve heard no complaints. (Trust me, if it was possible to knock it over, this would already have happened.) Some customer reviews might help:

      BTW, I just received the DVD–thanks again! I’ll watch soon and pass it along to the next Burner.

  • Cool…I think I’m going to get one then. I’ve been looking for something nice and compact. And I hope you enjoy the video :-)

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