Happy Memorial Day! We went on our big camping trip this Memorial Day weekend. It was filled with wonderful friends, delicious food and lots of fun! We were able to take our new trailer with us and it was amazing. We are definitely spoiled camping now. We have worked our way up from a tent to a tent trailer and now a toy hauler. It is nice now that the kids are bigger to have so much more room.
Thank you to HomeRight for sending me an ElectroLight Fire Starter to try out, and for offering a giveaway for my readers. This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy here.
My husband and I have been going on this same camping trip for over 12 years. We go with the same group of people every year. It has been so fun to watch our kids grow up together. So many memories have been made over this one weekend. And one thing that brings everyone together is the food.
Holy cow, you guys! We get to eat so good. We do a potluck dinner with everyone at camp on Friday and Saturday night. This year I think we had over 50 people in camp, eating and enjoying each other’s company.
On the day we got there we planned to set up camp, go fishing and then cook dinner. We decided to smoke a chicken, but charcoal can take forever to heat up. I normally plan something much faster for dinner, but I knew we were going to try out the new ElectroLight Fire Starter. It heats up charcoal, your fire pit or wood-burning fireplace in only 2 – 3 minutes!
It uses super high 1300°F temperature air to ignite, then fan the flames with built-in blower. You don’t need to use lighter fluid or any other starter chemicals. I strongly dislike the taste of food cooked over charcoal heated with lighter fluid. It always seems to have that chemical taste. We started with natural charcoal.
We have an on-board generator on our trailer, so we plugged it in using an extension cord and used the ElecroLight Fire Starter to get the charcoal going.
I’ll admit I was a little skeptical that the charcoal would be ready to cook food in only a few minutes, but it worked great! The charcoal was glowing red hot in less than five minutes.
As the charcoal heated up, my husband used the Fire Starter to continue to heat up the charcoal through the side vent.
*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ***
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