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Camping/BBQ in the desert

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:53 pm
by amar.mohamed
Hi Folks

I am pondering the idea of doing a meetup in the desert and having a bonfire there.

From what I understood, we can't have a fire on the open sand.

Are we supposed to go ahead then? Create a fire pit or something? Can someone help me out here?

Thanks
Amar

Re: Camping/BBQ in the desert

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:01 pm
by trq
coal/wood/amber shouldn't touch the sand. it should be done within a tray or on a base.

Re: Camping/BBQ in the desert

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:00 am
by mkhiara
You can always get a bbq pit and light a fire on it. That wht we do most of the time now.

Re: Camping/BBQ in the desert

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:39 pm
by anton
trq wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:01 pm
coal/wood/amber shouldn't touch the sand. it should be done within a tray or on a base.
Hi @trq, we use a portable BBQ (with tray), but what is wrong with digging a hole in the sand and having a small wood fire burning within, and then filling the hole with sand after (on top of the ash)?

I’m genuinely intrigued because I always hear people saying they have BBQs and fires directly on the sand but never thought this was bad for the environment. I thought the ash and wood would potentially work as fertiliser when buried 🤔

Re: Camping/BBQ in the desert

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:02 am
by trq
anton wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:39 pm
trq wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:01 pm
coal/wood/amber shouldn't touch the sand. it should be done within a tray or on a base.
Hi @trq, we use a portable BBQ (with tray), but what is wrong with digging a hole in the sand and having a small wood fire burning within, and then filling the hole with sand after (on top of the ash)?

I’m genuinely intrigued because I always hear people saying they have BBQs and fires directly on the sand but never thought this was bad for the environment. I thought the ash and wood would potentially work as fertiliser when buried 🤔
Coal shouldn’t be thrown in sand. There’s nothing wrong, except the fact that if polices catches you they will immediately issue a fine of 5000dirhams, and that probably would be the costliest grill you will ever eat 😂😂

My personal experience: we were doing a bbq with families in mahafiz sand. Two guys from the municipalities came in FJ, stopped and came to check out fire pit. When they saw it was on a tray, they smiled and left. And reminded us to not do directly on sand as it invites a fine.

You want to do di a hole, do it, but pls ensure to put the woods or coal over a plate. Imagine everyone digging a hole and then burying the coals!

Re: Camping/BBQ in the desert

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:52 am
by anton
trq wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:02 am
anton wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:39 pm
trq wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:01 pm
coal/wood/amber shouldn't touch the sand. it should be done within a tray or on a base.
Hi @trq, we use a portable BBQ (with tray), but what is wrong with digging a hole in the sand and having a small wood fire burning within, and then filling the hole with sand after (on top of the ash)?

I’m genuinely intrigued because I always hear people saying they have BBQs and fires directly on the sand but never thought this was bad for the environment. I thought the ash and wood would potentially work as fertiliser when buried 🤔
Coal shouldn’t be thrown in sand. There’s nothing wrong, except the fact that if polices catches you they will immediately issue a fine of 5000dirhams, and that probably would be the costliest grill you will ever eat 😂😂

My personal experience: we were doing a bbq with families in mahafiz sand. Two guys from the municipalities came in FJ, stopped and came to check out fire pit. When they saw it was on a tray, they smiled and left. And reminded us to not do directly on sand as it invites a fine.

You want to do di a hole, do it, but pls ensure to put the woods or coal over a plate. Imagine everyone digging a hole and then burying the coals!

Thanks @trq, I didn’t know it was prohibited, or that there was a fine. We’ll definitely pack a tray for the fire next time!