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Step 8: The Moment of Truth

So now that you've collected all your supplies it is time for the Hobobeque's commissioning. It is important that the Hobobeque is in a familiar environment the first time it is used, or else it might become confused and frightened. Since shopping carts feel most at home in parking lots, we decided to have the barbecue right outside of Albertsons.



To barbecue:

1. Remove all the bags from the shopping cart, and set aside for later.

2. Secure the wheels of the shopping cart with whatever is available at the time. For us that was pine cones and twigs (Picture 4). Thats right folks, this flaming mobile deathtrap is secured by nothing more then some scattered debris.

3. Spread the coals evenly over the coal bed.

4. Apply lighter fluid (Don't use too much, or the Hobobeque might attract the unwanted attention of supermarket employees)

5.Light it up.

6. Place food on the grill and start cooking. (Make sure any melting plastic on the cart falls away from the food)

Congratulations you are now slumming it in style with your brand new Hobobeque.
<p>great idea....</p>
<p>Awesome creativity.......</p>
<p>Magnificent</p>
<p>Awesome one</p>
Incredibly Awesome
<p>Pretty funny idea. </p>
<p>You are just GREAT and stuff like that, and SO ON!!!,</p>
<p>hehe good way to use the shop trolley :)</p>
<p>The trolleys in the UK have brakes on the wheels, so i'll have to do this in the local Tesco carpark, i guess it's the perfect place really.</p>
<p>lovely thing</p>
<p>Woww.... are you selling one of those </p>
<p>I want that too.</p>
<p>I would buy one! Haha! Creative idea!</p>
<p>Excellent, i'll go and ask my local waitrose and see if they'll let me borrow one of their trolleys.</p>
<p>i love with your job</p>
<p>great one.</p>
<p>very nice work.</p>
<p>Nice one</p>
<p>nice technique.</p>
<p>very nice share</p>
<p>nice technique</p>
<p>loving thiss</p>
<p>Amazing Hobo.</p><p>Thanks to author for this useful information!</p>
<p>nice pics my dear friend $$$$$$$$</p>
<p>nice concept </p>
<p>this is incredible!</p>
<p>great wlkthrough</p>
<p>awesome stuff</p>
<p>Man the lead up was so great...only to find an &quot;error loading file&quot;...bummer.</p>
LOL. I do luvs my fire. I would like to thank those hairy, hunchbacked men, millions of years ago, for this wonderful discovery. But I do has a question for you. What is fire, in terms of matter? Solid? Liquid? Gas? Plasma? I do have my bets placed on gas ...
i have no clue, but i've always wondered it. why not wiki it?
it is a combonation of heat and light. interesting.
Yes, but what state of matter? <_<; Everything is classified into a state of matter.
im pretty sure it is classified as energy. i just finished a topic about states of matter and stuff at school, and my science teacher agreed with me that it is energy. (i was in the top 1% of science students in year 7 across australia :) . i was also the topyear 7 at my school for english and i did not put a capital letter in :( lol ) but back to the topic. w00ty32, you are right. it is a combination of heat and light, and they are both forms of energy
It depends on what is burning and the air/fuel ratio, but fire is heat, light and other radiative energy, combined with gases, water vapor and particulate matter. Without all that added stuff (say, a perfectly stoichiometric mixture of pure oxygen and pure hydrogen), the fire would be gone in a flash.
Plasma
Plasma
It is gas that is heated so much that it gives off light.
One of my uncles (who is a brain surgeon, randomly) told me that fire was just pure energy released from whatever was burning, say, wood
I KNEW THAT SHOPPING MALL WAS ALAMEDA! Jeese you guys. Alameda has no tolerance for that stuff.
The firetruck says Alameda on it too >.<
Well, it is in Alameda...
wen you heared the sirens you should have casualy started pushing the flaming shopping cart down the street just to see if the fire department would follow the trail of smoke
but there was food on it!
There are also wheels on it...
Regarding finding a cart.... I took an Amtrak from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA and along the way the tracks went through a valley that was probably 100-150 ft below the 'cliff' above, which was an urban center strip mall. Well....<br><br>There were literally hundreds of carts along the railroad rockbed, some of where were arranged into creative sculptures assumingly by urban wanderers.<br><br>These carts looked to be older models, maybe ten or more years old, discarded, lost, an urban graveyard. some were rusted but others looked to be in good shape. <br><br>I think the strip mall just kept ordering new carts instead of looking around to see the carts had been pushed down below....<br><br>Ok i'm getting to my point here. Just be adventuresome, and look for strip malls that meet this criteria- they are near and above train tracks, byways, creeks, etc. These places seem to collect abandoned urban remnants<br><br>
...I don't get it. That was genius!&nbsp;Why did they firecan your a$$? You should come to NZ - here the firemans would've asked for a hotdog and gone home laughing.<br />
I agree, in australia they would've had a sausage and then had a good laugh. But the CFA round here is mostly volunteers... Thats the difference.<br />
incidentally, did you feed any actual hobos with your hobo-be-que?<br />
Very inventive. You should invite a few homeless people to eat for good karma.Keep up the good ideas.

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