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Old 07-09-2010, 07:00 AM   #1
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Campfire cooking tripod suggestion

While at a campground last weekend, I saw a guy had a cooking tripod with a winch on top of it to raise and lower the grate/kettle without getting close to the heat. I've been googling around trying to find something like this and haven't ran across anything.

Do any of you have one of these, or something similar?

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!


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Old 07-09-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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So this contraption allows you to winch-it up or down? I assume the operable part is on one leg and well clear of the heat.

Why does it have to be complicated? In the boy scouts we had a hook at the top & used a chain down to the pot. You adjusted height by which chain link "eye" you chose.

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Old 07-09-2010, 07:40 AM   #3
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Actually, the winch was located directly on top where the three legs join together. It looked like a flat plate, maybe 4" x 4" with a hole going down through the middle of it with the chain attached.

I watched this guy use this when cooking things like steaks, pork chops, potatoes, etc. on a grate. He was able to adjust the height according to the heat that he wanted during the various stages of cooking.

It was pretty slick and he never had to unhook anything, which would be handy if you had a cast iron dutch oven full of food.
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It could have been something he made him self. I know most of my camping stuff is from my dads ideas that never were ever marketed. But did work very well.
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Bass Pro shops have them. They work great!
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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Never seen one like that but mine has a slider on one leg that holds one end of the chain,, I use a pair of BBQ tools one to lift the grate (At the point where the 3 chains come together) and one to shove the slider down (NOTE: you could just lower the slider but that's harder)

The "Ove Glove" oven mitt. Works well too.
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Think that I found it...........


I think I just saw what you might be looking for:

Walmart.com: Coghlan's Tri-Pod Grill and Lantern Hanger: Camping

Walmart.com: Lodge Tall Boy 60" Tripod: Camping

I'm not sure if the second one is adjustable but the first one is.


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