MISC Tips and Tricks
We often do beach bonfires** during our trips and we often try to cook using chicken wire suspended by rebars. While this is a time tested technique, it can't support that much weight before it bends and caves in. If you have some more serious cooking and wish you had a stovetop, try a cinder block! I bought one for $1.50 at home depot! Place it above the fire, make sure its level and secure, place pan (I like my iron skillet) on the block. The fire goes up through the hole and cooks the food. Careful, the block will get extremely hot and may cause your gloves to smoke. We threw our hot block into the ocean and it cracked as it cooled. After 10 minutes it was ready to take back home and into the garbage.
With our upcoming Gracepoint Los Angeles church plant, there are plenty of beaches near UCLA that might lead to some fun outings this fall.
**please check local laws before starting a bonfire. Not all beaches allow bonfires and the last thing you want is police to kick you off. Fellowship killer.
once we find a beach out here in Minnesota, we'll be sure to take our cinder block along!