There’s nothing like a good meal at hunting camp, especially one accompanied by good drinks. Whether it’s beef, pork, chicken or venison, meat cooked on a grill at hunting camp always seems tastier than when cooked at home. When shopping for a hunting camp grill, consider aspects like fuel type, size, and portability.

Large Capacity

This has a hinged grate for easy refilling during cooking and is large enough to hold more than a dozen burgers. Weber

The two main options here are propane and charcoal. Propane grills are fast to get started, burn cleaner, and simplify the entire cooking process. However, they require a propane bottle that makes them harder to transport. And if your gas bottle goes empty when you’re far from town, you’ve got big problems. Charcoal grills produce a great char, but they make quite a mess and can take a long time to get going. In the end, if you don’t mind hauling a gas bottle and want to avoid the mess, pick propane. If you have the time, like the char, and don’t mind a little extra cleanup, however, a charcoal grill is equally adequate.

Cast Iron Grates

This compact option is good for cooking for a small group and uses disposable gas cylinders, which are easy to transport and store. Weber

The size of a grill is important to ensure everyone at camp is well fed. If there’s just one or two of you, a small grill that will hold only two or three steaks should suffice. Small propane grills that use lightweight, disposable gas cylinders instead of large, heavy bottles make it easier to haul everything you need to and from your hunting camp. For a larger crowd, look for grill space of at least 300 or 400 square inches.

Durable Cast Aluminum

This small, tailgate-ready option is lightweight, easy to transport and still provides 200 square inches of cooking surface. Char-Broil

The greatest grill in the world won’t do you any good at hunting camp if it’s so big and cumbersome that you leave it at home most of the time. Look for gas options that use small, disposable propane bottles. Most have short legs and are used on a tabletop, although some have removable legs. Latches hold them closed, keeping cargo space clean during transporting, and a carry handle makes them even easier to haul.