Saturday, September 26, 2015

Packing tips for a campervan holiday

  1. Halve your clothes (and double your alcohol).
  2. GPS in vehicle (so you can still navigate off grid with no mobile reception).
  3. Firestarters, kindling, newspaper and long matches (for campfire. Firestarters would have reduced my performance anxiety of starting a fire).
  4. Marshmallows (to toast. We also took long wooden skewers but it turns out there are plenty of sticks in the bush).
  5. Picnic blanket (should you have the bizarre urge to eat outside instead of inside at your camper table).
  6. Coffee plunger and ground coffee (no electricity to heat pods off grid).
  7. Bulk water (to refill water bottles and kettle. Tea is an essential part of camping).
  8. Bacon, eggs, sausages, bread rolls, waffles, pancakes (covers all the food groups - off grid you can use gas stove to make bacon and egg rolls for breakfast one day, heat waffles or pancakes in frypan for breakfast the next day, and cook sausages in a bun for dinner every night. I never want to see bacon or sausages again.) 
  9. Glen 20. Quite frankly the whole experience is highly unsanitary. Spray the van when you take delivery, and every couple of days. 
  10. A big plastic tub for your shoes. Then spray them all with Glen 20 every night (especially after visits to caravan park toilets and the world in general).
  11. Nurofen, Panadol and asthma puffers for the kids (and mild sedatives for the adults).

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