Going on an adventure in the wild outdoors is a great way to unwind and give yourself a break from the everyday hustle. It gives you time to reflect and simply marvel at the beauty of nature. When going backpacking, food is a must, which is why there are now portable grills available to make it easier to carry around a cooking device. However, if you don’t want to spend money on a portable grill, you can always make one yourself.
Your very own DIY portable camping grill will help you save a lot of space in your bag. You may ditch the bulky stainless steel grillers because this DIY grill can fit in your pocket! Thanks to stvn of stvn.eu, you can now make your own griller using only copper pipes and bicycle spokes!
These are the tools you need…
And the materials…
To make this portable camping grill.
Step 1: For this project, you will need:
1. Hacksaw (or at least the blade)
2. Cutting pliers
3. Drill and bit
4. Utility knife
5. File (or sandpaper)
For the materials, you need to use two pieces of copper pipes, with one able to fit in the other. Stvn used an 18-mm and 15mm copper pipes, but any metal will do just fine. Copper, however, is a good choice since it is lightweight, has thin walls and it won’t bend easily when exposed to fire.
Next is to get two copper tube caps that would fit the pipe with the larger diameter.You will also need a handful of bicycle spokes measuring 2 mm in diameter. A tip from the original poster is that you go for a stainless steel – after all, you’ll be cooking food with it. Another tip is to visit your nearest bike repair shop and see if they can give you broken spokes, which only means you might get them for free.
Step 2: Cut the two copper tubes in equal length and make sure to file the rough edges after.
This DIY made use of a 20cm tube, approximately eight inches.
Step 3: Mark, measure and drill
After cutting your copper tubes at the right length, mark and measure holes where the bicycle spokes will go into.
Step 4: Cutting the spokes to the right length
The number of spokes to get will depend on the number of holes you’ve made on your tube. The spokes should have the same length (or a bit shorter) as the tubes since they will be placed inside the tube after use. Cut off the bent end of the bicycle and cut to the desired length. Do these to all except two spokes.
Two spokes should have the threads intact on one end and the other end should be bent at about 90°. Keep in mind that the two should also be longer than all the spokes.
So you’ll have these:
Step 5: Assemble the grill
To disassemble, simply unscrew the end of the first and last spokes.
Voila! Packing it up is easy and it can even fit in your pocket.
This DIY portable grill is ideal for one or two people camping or backpacking.
After making the grill, some people were concerned about the harmful fumes that copper can emit when heated. However, the original poster explained that this copper pocket grill is perfectly safe.
Citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to toxic copper and brass fumes only occurs during the “welding of copper alloys.” This means that copper has to be melted for the harmful gases to be released.
According to the original poster, melting of the copper pipes will never happen over the campfire – “not even close.”
Watch the video below to learn how to make your own portable camping grill.
Share this genius project with your family and friends who love camping!
11 Simple Habits That Help You Live Longer
Apparently, there are habits that you can learn to add a few more decades to your life.
There is no doubt that every single one of us here in this world wants to live longer. Otherwise, we would not be interested in anti-aging products or health supplements, among others. In fact, even scientists continue to find and discover tons of amazing features of human DNA. This basically helps them understand the road to living longer.
Interestingly, there are tons of ways for you to achieve such. It does not mean you are going to be immortal, though. At least, some years will be added to your age. To get you started, below are ideas obtained from scientific research – and they all can teach you how to live happier and longer lives.
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Common Mistakes To Avoid In Dealing With Snake Bites
For starters, do NOT wash or suck the venom out.
According to the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern (RFDS SE), a lot of of dangerous myths abound when it comes to treating snake bites. The group did a comprehensive study on the subject and has updated its advice on how to deal with snake bites properly.
“The publication of this study is very timely as the warm, dry winter and sudden rise in temperatures has brought snakes out early this year,” said Tracey King, Senior Flight Nurse at RFDS SE.
According to Mark Pelley, also known as The Snake Hunter, a person can die if the snake bite is not treated properly within 30 minutes.
7 Suitcase Packing Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Trip
It takes practice and experiencing mistakes before you can confidently toss things in a bag.
Not everyone is equipped with the skills of packing the perfect suitcase. It takes practice and experiencing mistakes before you can confidently toss things in a bag.
No matter how much of a hassle it can be, every traveler must learn how to do a proper packing job because doing otherwise can ruin your vacation. Take note of these 7 suitcase packing mistakes you should not commit.
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