A fire is a natural evening gathering place. The Firepan gives you a 15 x 24 firebox thats elevated to protect the ground. The grill will cook your food and support pots and pans. The 3 depth meets government regulation specs. All parts fit inside the pan, and with the optional aluminum cover and a strap, the whole unit stores and packs easily. Use 4 HD straps to secure the lid. Straps and cover sold separately. Remember to bring a sturdy ash container. You can buy a replacement or extra grill if needed.