I had the opportunity to drop in on
longtime CamperTrailers members Peter Schultz and
Wendy Donovan who are marketing the uniquely designed Boomerang BBQ,
a portable compact camping BBQ designed and manufactured in Australia
using quality 316 stainless.
The Boomerang BBQ only takes half a
minute to set up, first hammering the two piece pole into the ground, sliding
the boomerang arm over the pole and then attaching the bbq plate.
Adjusting the heat is a simple matter of moving the plate up and down or
swinging it around.
The carry bag
is 330mm square, while the whole package weighs only 1.7kg.
The genesis of the
Boomerang BBQ goes back to 1958 when adventurer, fortune hunter and
prospector, John Carr, was looking for a better way to cook over his
campfire in the Central Australian desert and the jungles of Kakadu.
He was sick and tired of lugging a heavy cast-iron BBQ plate around the
country from camp to camp. He was also fed up with getting burnt food
all the time, because he had no way of regulating the temperature over
the flames of the campfire and thought there must be a better way.
Over the next 22 years, John improved on his original ideas and finally
won an inventors award on a 1980 Australian TV show, "What'll They Think
of Next". With the prize money he went on to commercialize the barbecue,
known as the CarrBQ. More than 8000 CarrBQ's have now been sold
throughout Australia, Africa and USA.
About 15 years ago Peter and Wendy stumbled across the Carr BBQ. They
loved it so much, it became the prototype to further develop together
with John Carr.
Since then, it has since been redesigned, evolving into the Boomerang
BBQ in 2015 (patent pending) with many additional improvements.
Soon to be released is
the Boomerang BBQ Flatpack Firepit as pictured above.