There's nothing quite like grilling up all manner of sausages and burgers on a barbeque with a few good friends. Whether you're crouched around an instant barbeque trying desperately not to burn anything, or standing tall at your beloved grill with slotted turner in hand, it's a fun experience for all involved – and definitely rewarding! There are, however, a few things that you should keep in mind in order to make sure your barbie goes off without a hitch.

Preparing the Meat

Marinate the meat before freezing it so that you can achieve a stronger flavor. If the meat has visible fat layer, slice it off because extra fat can cause flare-ups on the grill. Keep drinking water on hand in case flare-ups happen, and sprinkle it on the grill to reduce them.

Fire Bans

Bans on making fires in forest areas and backcountries are commonplace in the dry season, and it's fair enough – no one wants to be responsible for causing an out-of-control bushfire. Check with the local authorities to see if the place you are going to visit has a fire ban and whether or not you need to get a permit.

Leave No Trace

How we treat nature is how nature treats us. Try to leave no trace on the site at which you are camping. Use existing campfire rings, if any, and in case you have to create a new one, clean it out before leaving. A portable stove is also a suitable option and should be kept as a backup in case the conditions are not campfire friendly.

Freezing the Meat

Once you have marinated the meat, put it in the freezer and take it out just as you are about to leave for the trip. Do not refreeze the meat as this may cause it to go bad. Keep the meat in an insulated zip-top bag or wrap it in a newspaper, and place it in the center of your pack to maintain the low temperature for a longer period of time.

Grill Grid

Although, a sturdy, welded steel grill is best for grilling meat, a lightweight grill grid is easier to carry around with you. You can even pack a toaster oven rack instead of a grill grid if you can’t find a good one.

Preparing the Coals

Don't wait until you're hungry to get the barbeque going; remember that you need to allow time for the coals to heat up before you will able to cook anything on them, and this can take 30 minutes to an hour. When you see low flames on red hot coals with glowing centers, place the grill about six inches above them. Use rocks or wood to raise the level of the grill, but refrain from using river rocks as they can explode.

Collect Your Trash

Check the campsite for the litter you have spread, and collect it before you leave. Extinguish the coals and pack the ashes in a garbage bag for easy disposal along with any other waste materials.

Oil the Grill

Fish and other such tender meat often get stuck on the grill. Oil the grill properly before use so that you can avoid such a situation. If while flipping, chicken or other meat does get stuck, let it cook for some time. The grill often releases the meat once it feels it is done with them.

With these tips in mind, you are sure to enjoy a barbeque that is not only insanely filling and enjoyable, but that doesn't do any harm to the countryside or, indeed, to the people who are gathered around it. Now you just need to remember to bring the food!