The problem with coals, is that short of drowning them, they can relight. I would consider storing them in a tightly sealed steel container. And I would think having that steel container outside of your vehicle is a good idea. To be honest, I have never done a vend or cook, there I had to take the coals with me.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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