Originally Posted by sliding_billy
Burn out a galvanized trash can (or find one that is not galvanized). Put a piece of re-bar in the ground. Line and wrap it with foil (enough to extend past the diameter of a trash can). Stand turkey up on re-bar (or a couple stacked). Cover with upside down trash can. Put as much charcoal as you can on top of the trash can (get in tight to seal the edges of the can good). Put the rest of a bag of charcoal around the edge of the trash can. Light both piles. Let cook for approx 4 hours depending on the size of the bird(s). Carefully remove charcoal (with shovel of course) and can. Eat! It works great for cooking onsite (construction, masonry, etc). Save the can in your truck for the next cook.
You can also start a fire around the stand and burn down to coals. Rake coals back, place bird and can, bank coals on side of can and top. This will cook a little faster as the ground under the can is pre heated and the missed coals will give up some smoke in the can.