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Clever Camping Hack Uses A Tin Can To Make An Easy Grill

Daughter of a forest ranger, Dian Thomas is a professional speaker and New York Times best-selling author. Publishing books like "Roughing it Easy", Thomas has devoted her career to teaching others how to survive and thrive in the wild.

Something of a camping expert, one of Thomas's many camping hacks includes how to make an extremely simple DIY grill.

Step 1: Cut into a tin can.

Dian Thomas | Dian Thomas

To begin, you'll need to have the star of the show: a tin can. Cutting 2" strips down the length of the can, bend the strips outwards until you get a bit of a flower shape. Then, fill the bottom of the can with sand.

Step 2: Wrap the can in tinfoil.

Dian Thomas | Dian Thomas

Next, cover the bent strips in a couple layers of heavy-duty tinfoil. Then, place a large handful of charcoal briquettes on top of the tin. If you're wondering where to buy charcoal, The Home Depot sells a variety of options, available in whatever size works best for your needs.

Step 3: Begin grilling.

Dian Thomas | Dian Thomas

Next, place a simple rack over the top of the makeshift grill, keeping approximately 3-4 inches between the charcoal and the rack. Finally, pour a bit of lighter fluid over the coals, light it, and begin grilling!

Simple, cost-effective, and easy to carry around.

Will you be making a tin can grill?

What do you think of Dian Thomas's camping grill hack? Will you be trying it out this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

If you want to learn more simple camping solutions, check out Thomas's website for more of her interesting articles.