You've gone camping. You've bought some burgers, some sausages, a disposable bbq, and are all ready for dinner. However, the ground is dry as a bone and you are in serious danger of starting a forest fire if you light the barbecue directly on the ground, plus they burn better with air flow underneath them too, so what are you going to do? Here's a simple guide to making an instant BBQ stand just using tent pegs.
What you will need
A disposable BBQ
4 tent pegs
A mallet or hammer or rock
Sausages (well, any food will do, but everyone knows that emulsified high-fat offal tubes taste the best)
Step 1: Get some tent pegs
To make this barbecue stand you are going to need to get 4 tent pegs, and a mallet. Any pegs will do, even the most badly bent ones. Did you bang every single tent peg in when putting your tent up? No, didn't think so. On the off chance that you did, take out 4 from your ground sheet - it's not going anywhere while you are cooking and isn't going to cause the tent to fall down.
Step 2: Insert the pegs
Chances are your disposable BBQ will have a piece of paper on the front. Take it off and put it on the ground. This will be your template.
Put one tent peg at each corner of the paper, about 1 -2 inches in from the corner. Use your mallet (or rock) to bang the pegs in to the ground, leaving about 2-3 inches sticking out. Point the tent peg hooks in towards the middle.
When you are done, tear the paper off the tent pegs to leave bare ground underneath.