A Grill to Fit Your Pocket

Bashpole Inventions announces it has created an innovative, patent-pending portable grill: the Pocket Grill.

Bashpole Inventions Pocket Grill
Bashpole Inventions Pocket Grill

Even though it’s large enough to cook for several people when assembled, it still folds small enough to fit into your pocket after use.

Its size and portability make it easier to cook on camping and RVing trips, hiking and backpacking outings, or any other outdoor adventure with a campfire.

With the RV business flourishing again, the owners of Bashpole are excited to take their products into markets that are natural fits, according to a news release.

For the Pocket Grill, that is the camping and RV market.

“The Pocket Grill is more than a novelty,” says Pocket Grill creator Benjamin Ashpole, a former Department of Defense engineering contractor and avid outdoorsman.

Pocket Grill and Cookbook
Pocket Grill and Cookbook

“The mission of Bashpole Inventions is to continually invent and develop unique products that make life easier and more fun. The Pocket Grill is a perfect example of this.”

The Pocket Grill is the first camping grill that folds up small enough to fit in your pocket!

“Good food is the secret to not just surviving but enjoying the wilderness,” says Ashpole.

Every hiker, fisherman, biker, adventure racer, hunter, camper, climber, and beach-goer can carry this highly portable grill more comfortably than other portable grills that do not fit neatly into packs, are flimsy, or are very heavy.

By placing the Pocket Grill over an open fire, an outdoor enthusiast can cook meals otherwise not possible.

“I spent almost three years designing the Pocket Grill to be the easiest way to cook meat, vegetables, and even dessert in the great outdoors,” concluded Ashpole.


  • Unfolds from a pocket size of 6 inches x 4 inches x 2 inches to a full size of about 2 feet x 1 foot x 1 foot
  • Adjustably stands up to 15 inches tall
  • Holds up to 10 pounds of food (i.e. lots of steaks and even pots of water)
  • Assembles in less than a minute
  • Comes with washable carrying pouch
  • Sturdy, stainless steel body and grate
  • Dishwasher safe


Pocket Grill and Cookbook: $49.99 (includes free shipping)

Pocket Grill only: $39.99 (includes free shipping)

Cookbook only: $14.99 (includes free shipping)


Pocket Grill

Pocket Grill set up
Pocket Grill set up






The Pocket Grill™ is a new portable grill that’s large enough to cook over a campfire but folds small enough to fit inside a pocket.

The Pocket Grill boasts a lighter and compact way to cook over a campfire. The stainless steel grill folds to a small size and can fit in the pocket of a backpack. Its compact size is partially due to the patent pending hinges on the legs that fold without wasting space.

Website: pocketgrill.com

Bashpole Inventions

Bashpole Inventions is a close-knit, internally funded “invention house” comprising a team of engineers and business persons dedicated to solving wide-scale problems in mass consumer markets.

Bashpole Inventions creates innovative consumer products, taking them from initial idea to retail inventory.

Bashpole Inventions (formerly Bashpole Group) began as a Wharton Venture Initiation Program Company at the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning with the Pocket Grill and Bashpole Cards, Bashpole Inventions is devoted to the creation of fun, intriguing, and novel products that help make the world a better place to be.

Address: 8791 E. Wesley Lane, North Webster, IN 46555

Phone: (215) 760-1613

Website: bashpoleinventions.com

Worth Pondering…

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

—Eugene S. Wilson

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Simple Camping Recipes & Food Ideas

New to camping or an old pro, there are plenty of things you can learn about camping.

Fuel up hearty and easy breakfast camping food recipes you're sure going to love. (Credit: campingroadtrip.com)
Fuel up hearty and easy breakfast camping food recipes you’re sure going to love. (Credit: campingroadtrip.com)

Camping is one of those experiences where you can always learn something new. Great Camping Recipes provides readers ideas on easy camping meals and how to pack food without the possibility of cross contamination.

Great Camping Recipes contains information and tips to make your camping experience great.

Take foods that are easy to prepare and pack. The common foods advised for camping are prepared meats, protein bars, dried fruits, cheese sticks, and marshmallows, according to a news release.

Always take ample drinking water with you. It’s also a good idea to pack powdered milk and a variety of drink mixes that are ready to drink or easy to prepare.

Cooking essentials like butter and oil are also advised for both hot and cold meals.

Also, be sure to pack your favorite seasonings and spices.

If cooking is not your strong suit and you want to keep camping simple, find a local military surplus store and look for MRE’s. Meals Ready to Eat includes freeze dried foods that usually require water only for preparation.

It doesn't get much better than a meal around the campfire with friends and family.  (Credit: trails.com)
It doesn’t get much better than a meal around the campfire with friends and family. (Credit: trails.com)

Cross contamination is not an issue that only affects people that cook at home. When cooking outdoors, you must use a different cutting board to cut meat than you do to cut other foods.

The usual camping foods such as hot dogs and hamburgers can get boring. Try to mix up what you eat. Look through your cookbooks to find easy recipes that are conducive to outdoor preparation.

Ensuring a great camping experience is not that difficult, but you do need to take certain steps and make sure you remember the essentials.

Make a check list of the things you need for your camping trip and check each item off once you pack it. Then, make sure you bring each bag to the car. The last thing any camper wants is to reach the destination and find out they forgot something important, like matches or the food.

Make sure that you always carry a survival kit with you, especially when you wonder away from your campsite. This kit should include water filters, a knife, compass, other first-aid tools like bandages and cold packs. This will help ensure you are properly prepared to handle the wild.

Let the tips in this article help you keep important things in mind, so that you can have an enjoyable camping experience. Keep learning about camping so you can create a memorable experience every time.

The website also offers recipes for Pita Bread Pizza, Cast Iron German Potato Salad, Campfire Stew, Ziplock Omelets, and Foil Packet Dinner. Such meals are prepared with basic ingredients and can be cooked in grills and packed in plastic containers, says the release.


Great Camping Recipes

Finding easy camping recipes which taste great and you know will keep your family satisfied and nutritiously fed is essential for any camping trip. (Credit: travel-australia-online.com)
Finding easy camping recipes which taste great and you know will keep your family satisfied and nutritiously fed is essential for any camping trip. (Credit: travel-australia-online.com)

Great Camping Recipes is a website dedicated solely to providing mouth watering camping meals which campers will enjoy without the cooking hassle.

Apart from recipes, Great Camping Recipes also gives tips on how to cook outdoors and how to store food.

“The Ultimate Campfire Kitchen and Camping Guide” featuring 580 recipes to cook while out in the wild is also available for orders on the website.

Recipes found in this cookbook include Honeymoon Sourdoughs, Dutch Oven Hopi, Southern Corn Bread, Campfire Bannock, Eggs on a Raft, Hell In A Bag, Brighten-Up Hobo Breakfast, Campfire Hash, Huevos Rancheros, Kentucky Scramble, and Nacho Dip Texas Style.

Website: greatcampingrecipes.com

Worth Pondering…

Delectable chile-con-carne… composed of delicate meats minced with aromatic herbs and the poignant chile Colorado—a compound full of singular saver and a fiery zest.

—O. Henry, The Enchanted Kiss

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25 days of Holiday Entertaining RV Recipes

Go RVing Canada and The Cooking Ladies launched their collaborative ‘25 Days of Holiday Entertaining RV Recipes’ on Go RVing Canada’s new Facebook Page Thursday (December 1) according to a Go RVing Canada news release. Every day, one holiday-themed recipe will be posted for all RV enthusiasts’ enjoyment.

Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, also known as The Cooking Ladies, are two Canadian RV enthusiasts. They have been active in the RV world for several years and popular among RVers looking for fun and easy recipes to prepare while RVing. They have written nine cookbooks, are regular columnists for local newspapers and RV Lifestyle Magazine for the past 14 years, and were featured on the popular cooking segment on RVTV for two seasons.

“Go RVing Canada is thrilled to be collaborating with The Cooking Ladies on this special holiday project,” said Go RVing Canada spokesperson Angèle Lapointe. “These ladies are very skilled and are loved by RV enthusiasts across Canada. We are so fortunate to have them share their RV cooking tips and travel experiences with others on our Facebook Page.”

Go RVing Canada encourages RVers to join in on the conversation and share their RV experiences, tips, and travel suggestions with others on Facebook. “This is only the beginning of our partnership with The Cooking Ladies,” continued Lapointe. “We encourage all fans of RVing to ‘Like’ us on Facebook to access the latest news on all of our fun and innovative projects.”

Go RVing Canada has a special holiday treat: one holiday recipe per day for the next 23 days! (Credit: gorving.ca)

Go RVing Canada has recently released RV sales figures for 2011’s third quarter, which  demonstrate  strong sales and revenue performance in July and August helped bring the total RV retail industry revenues close to 2010 levels. This data reinforces that RVing remains a popular travel option for Canadian families, who are discovering the fun, flexibility, and affordability that the RV lifestyle provides.

A cost-comparison study conducted by PKF Consulting demonstrates that, depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75% less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel. An RV trip is shown to be more economical when compared to a traditional week’s vacation for a family of four, when the costs of flights, car rental, hotels, and eating out at restaurants are considered.


Go RVing Canada

Address: 2175 Sheppard Ave. East, Suite 310, Toronto, ON   M2J 1W8

Website: gorving.ca

The Cooking Ladies’ Holiday Entertaining RV Recipes

The Cooking Ladies’ feature recipe today is Artichoke Hummus. (Credit: thecookingladies.com)

Website: facebook.com/pages/Go-RVing-Canada

The Cooking Ladies

The Cooking Ladies, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, are Canadian RVers who have twenty years experience as restaurant owners and managers. They are the authors of nine cookbooks, and write a regular column in RV Lifestyle Magazine.

Website: thecookingladies.com

Worth Pondering…
I am not a glutton—I am an explorer of food.

—Erma Bombeck

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