Casus Grill

Hiking with the Casus Grill

On Blursday (who is keeping track of what day it is what these days?) last week the kids and I decided to go for a short urban-hike and have a picnic lunch.

The kids wanted to have a barbecue on the beach – and I was not prepared to pack my Ugly Drum Smoker along for the hike so instead we went to London Drugs and bought a couple Casus Grills.

Casus Grill

The grills cost us $8.95 each – on sale from $15 – you can read as meaning that as this is NOT a sponsored post – although I would welcome a sponsorship with the makers of the Casus Grill!

We headed out to our secret location for a short wilderness walk with my Bexar Goods Vagabond backpack (not sponsored) loaded up with the Casus Grill, a package of cheese-filled smokies, a small travel pack of relish and mustard, buns, and (not enough) water bottles.

Casus Grill

As soon as we arrived I opened up the package for the grill, began to set it up and quickly found I had left over extra pieces of cardboard.

I went back and actually READ the instructions on how to set it up and within minutes the grill was put together properly, lit and almost ready for food.

So what is the Casus Grill? It is a portable, lightweight, clean and convenient, single useĀ barbecue. Yes, a single use barbecue. Because it is made from cardboard, bamboo, and lava stone.

Casus Grill

I simply held a lighter to each corner of the little round briquettes (made from bamboo!) and within a very few minutes they were “white hot” and ready to grill the smokies.

Casus Grill

If you can believe it, they were hot and grilling food BEFORE my kids had demanded snacks because they were starving. Yes, it is THAT miraculous.

Casus Grill

Once the smokies were grilled I put the buns on the grill to toast them a bit and then we were eating. It really was just that easy.

But now for the best part. The Casus Grill basically disposes of itself. You can cook on it for about an hour and then it burns itself up. There is NOTHING but a tiny pile of ashes left over after we left the beach.

Casus Grill

Since this little hiking trip we have gone on another urban hike and we took the other Casus Grill we bought. That time the kids wanted veggie burgers and the grill did a good job of cooking the burgers. And again, after we were done with the grill, I simply tucked the two pieces of wrapping paper that come with the grill underneath it, held the lighter to the paper and within minutes, the entire grill was GONE. Reduced to a tiny pile of ashes.

Of course you want to be careful about where you light up the remaining bits of your Casus Grill – we were on a rock covered beach that the tide was soon going to cover the first time we used the grill and then a sandy beach that was again going to be covered in water from the high tide.

You can buy the super convenient Casus Grill on Amazon for less than $30 for a two-pack or if you are in BC you can buy them on sale at London Drugs for $8.95.

These are great little devices if you want to go for a hike and have warm food.