Any charcoal/campfire grilling experts know what I should do here?
I am camping in a couple weeks (Mississippi Palisades). I'm stocking up on some equipment (now I can't depend on my parents equipment) and the big question I have is what I should do about grilling. In the past my dad always used a gas grill, even when camping. I never had an issue with it, but I like charcoal now that some friends have really introduced me to it.
So I'm thinking of getting a mini charcoal grill (maybe the Jumbo Joe). My question is about the fuel. Seems silly to light a bunch of coals when there is probably going to be a raging fire pit nearby. But I have tried grilling over a fire and it always ends up being more work than its worth and any equipment available is generally cheap and breaks after one use (and I dont have the budget for nicer equipment).
Question: what do I do for fuel? Light new charcoal (with a chimney probably)? Use fire embers (will this die too fast/ruin the grilling)? Or some of each?
Also taking any alternative (sub $75) grilling solutions