Originally Posted by Cranky Bear
Great stuff saupacker! I have done this a couple times, although I didn't use a shovel, I used a titanium "V" stake, was a royal pain in the A** but it worked.
For those who are worried about embers and the like you can carry a piece of fire retardant cloth (or whatever material you want) and use grip clips to attach it to the underside of your tarp. You can also carry a grill (like one of these http://www.purcelltrench.com/grills.htm
) and grill some meat over the fire (or seafood, or whatever you like)....
Here's another titanium grill similar to that one...