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Backpacking Grills: Coming Soon
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Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Cheap Rack on 04/29/2013 21:48:21 MDT Print View

Yeah, For UL backpackers the dollar store cooling rack/old toaster oven rack is hard to beat. BUT trying to beat the price and weight really wasn't my goal. It would be like trying to make a water bottle cheaper and lighter than a Gatorade bottle. So when you think of it this way. My grill is like a stainless steel Sigg bottle or even a Nalgene type bottle and a cooling rack/toaster oven rack is like a plastic water/Gatorade bottle.

As far as this being a niche product between car camping and backpacking. I agree. When I built this grill, I knew this was the likely-hood. But since no one makes a high quality stainless steel grill for an affordable price I figured I would. Stay away competition. There is no demand :)

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Backpacking Grills: Coming Soon on 04/29/2013 22:34:21 MDT Print View

If you wanna sell a bunch just paint the handle orange and call em Grylls.


Tyson Marshall
(sheepNgeese) - MLife

Locale: Ventura County (formerly PNW)
Re: Re:Griddle table on 04/30/2013 17:14:08 MDT Print View

I would also be interested in something similar to this. I ran into a situation where I wanted to cook tortillas and this worked "ok".

I can attest for the overall horrible quality of the dollar store grills...

Also, Lawson, your grill sizes are much better than those dollar store ones...

Daniel Russell

Locale: Creation
Re: Re: Backpacking Grills: Coming Soon on 04/30/2013 20:46:46 MDT Print View

LOL Jeff... that is hilarious.... and maybe genius? Im going to call Gerber tomorrow and take credit for your idea! ;)

Emmanuel Romo
(emman714) - F

Locale: Southern California
Grills on 05/02/2013 23:28:27 MDT Print View

Hi Lawson,
I do appreciate you releasing these. IMO, your only true competitor is Purcell trench grills. Which are 2x to 3x the price depending on the model. You are offering the better value and ease of purchase. (Check their site for what I mean) if I hadn't already purchased on of their stream side travelers a few months ago I would hop on two of these at the price. Heck, I probably will anyway once you release your new pads. =]

As others have stated try the BushcraftUSA forums- they are always praising KISS, affordable, stainless, USA/hand made items over there. Also try the ESEE, Kifaru and ZombieSquad forums. All forums are focused toward the prepping/survival mindset- where they prefer items made for the PAW- just like these grills. =P Don't give up!

(smoke) - F
My 2 Cents! on 05/03/2013 07:18:52 MDT Print View

"If you wanna sell a bunch just paint the handle orange and call em Grylls."

That would probably need to be - Grylls' Grills;-)

For Lawson - I think there is a demand, but as others have said, probably not here on a geared towards UL forum.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Instock on 05/07/2013 14:34:40 MDT Print View

Thanks for all the feedback. The grills are now officially instock and ready to ship. Gerber gave me the go ahead to call them Grylls so they should sell out in about a minute flat : )

Thanks again,

Tim Haynes

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Backpacking Grills on 05/08/2013 09:14:50 MDT Print View

Finished products look great. Not sure if I have any use for one, but will definitely consider it and recommend to friends if they have an appropriate need.

Still looking forward to the next generation of Insulite pads. Keep the gear coming.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Thanks for the business on 05/18/2013 08:42:45 MDT Print View

Thanks for all the business :)

Nathan Coleman
Great Grill on 05/19/2013 14:58:58 MDT Print View

I bought a 5X12 size without ever seeing this thread....just found it by chance while looking over your site.

I have been looking for one of these for a while, and wanted something cheaper than the Purcell, more durable than the Zia, and this fits the bill. It's very well built, it shipped the same day I ordered, and I had it within 2-3 days.

I'm pleased. I plan to try it out tonight and tomorrow morning, then take it on a few canoe trips this summer to cook fish I catch. Awesome piece of kit that won't always get used, but I've got it when I want it.

Richard Mock
(moxtr) - M

Locale: The piney woods
Re: Re: Backpacking Grills: Coming Soon on 05/23/2013 01:54:57 MDT Print View

Love your Grylls joke!

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Grylls on 05/23/2013 02:12:24 MDT Print View

How many grills could bear grylls grill if bear grylls could grill bears?

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
RE Grylls on 05/23/2013 09:08:21 MDT Print View

"How many grills could bear grylls grill if bear grylls could grill bears"?

Barely any, he'd it raw. LOL

Lawson, love the design and look of the new grills, keep up the good work.

I don't grill, but if I did I'd buy 2. I may still try one just for wood stove cooking.


Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Grylls on 05/24/2013 11:36:10 MDT Print View

All this Grylls talk is making me want to drink my pee haha.

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(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: (...)
... on 05/24/2013 12:05:27 MDT Print View


Edited by RogerDodger on 06/22/2015 11:12:52 MDT.

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Pot and Pan Grill Sale on 06/05/2013 19:15:39 MDT Print View

The Pot and Pan style grills haven't sold like I thought they would. So rather than keep them around, I am going to sell them for half price. So they are now $7.50 and $8.75. At these prices, I don't expect them to last long.