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Come very oily, you may want to wipe it down with Goo Gone when it arrives so it doesn't mess up your stuff. It says not to grill directly on it, so make sure the pots you use are aluminum or small and lightweight or just use one cast iron piece of cookware at a time. It sags slightly with a cast iron pot and cast iron Dutch oven, but it does not sag with aluminum cookware. Good for primitive campsite areas with no fire rings or for when you need to increase the cooking area over a fire.
This thing is great, can sustain even strong fires and cools down really fast. It cooks really great! It's a little heavy so it wouldn't work for any camping trips where you have to walk more than 10 min. The legs fold nicely when not use but they will open up if not attached so carrying this by your side will be a little awkward. You could always put in a plastic bag or a very large duffle bag along with other things or attach it to your backpack if you can. Taking off a start because it started rusting a little after only one use.
So far so good, this has been handy when we've camped where there is only a rock ring for campfires. I chose this one because of the larger surface size but occassionally that is a problem if the fire ring isn't large enough to accomodate it's size. We have been able to rest it on the rock surround instead but that isn't ideal. I like it and am happy to have it in my camping arsinal.
Have not used it yet, but it sure beats holding anything over a fire (except marsh mellows) I think anyone could use this, think I will add a couple layers of high temp paint to it before 1st use, should help to prevent rust and make it useable for years to come. It is sturdy and well made, be careful of sharp edges on the screen. I recommend this.