Elitissimo… Home Beautiful Supplement for your Camper
It is with great pleasure that today I am able to provide a Supplement to your normal newsletter… Partially sponsored by our Italian design guru, but especially for elitist campers who are travelling in an an ELITE Camper!
Looking for that little something extra to make your life on the road a dream?? Then look no further, Elitissimo has the answer!
A: Cooker… Single burner, runs on butane gas cylinder… Used with the grill plate
NB. We tried the toaster rack with this…. Hopeless! Save your money.. We bought a little toaster!!
B: Stove top grill plate.. This is awesome for BBQ steak, chicken etc. fast!
C: silicon squashable flat pack plates… Fantastic, flat for packing, comes in dinner plate, bowls & cups…. & different colours, but obviously if colour matches your bike it is better! A plastic measure cup, chopping mat, collapsible colander is also handy!
A small tray to balance on your knees when eating also handy.
Cutlery … Knife, fork, spoon, tongs, BBQ scraper, pair of scissors, cooks knife, cigarette/gas lighter. We also got a silicon BBQ cooking mat from Woolies… You just place it on top of a BBQ plate, cook your dinner, then wash the mat & reuse… Saves having to clean the BBQ plate or cook on a dirty one!
D: JetBoil .. Perhaps the most awesome cooking system invented, very fast, efficient. Quite expensive to buy, but so worth the initial outlay. We have a small JetBoil used just for making cuppas, another larger Sumo JetBoil… Good for boiling up noodles, a Group JetBoil cooking system.. For cooking one pot wonders!!! And a frypan… Stir fries etc. you could probably get by with just the little JetBoil & a group system pot!
E: Pantry cupboard .. Gives your kitchen a touch of class… Ingredients at your fingertips & away from insects. NB. You will need a hook to hang this up on the side support bar.
F: wine glasses & coolers obviously redundant for teatotallers. Having self named coolers is a good idea.. In case you forget who you are after too many beverages
G: rubber bristled broom/scraper : this is dual purpose … Sweeping (bristle side!) and scraping off excess water if you are unlucky enough to have to pack up in the wet or mud. The broom washes off easily, telescopic handle is a bonus!
H: Tea towel : bring a couple of these… Dark coloured ones are better
I : coat hangers … I have brought 4 of these, great for hanging up the tea towel to dry overnight, & also to dry off any clothes etc
J: storage cubes .. Now these are heaps better than plastic boxes, because they collapse down or rise up according to the amount of stuff you put inside. Providing they are zippered up & no holes, they are insect proof.. Great for storage of food/kitchen stuff. But….. Don’t forget to bring plastic zip lock bags, a roll of cling wrap & washing up liquid!
K: kitchen bench/sink .. Now this is NOT extravagant. If you are going to keep the little woman happy, get one of these! NO-ONE likes crouching when preparing meals (ie in the western world) my table has a sink, so i am one happy camper! Note also the hanging rack on the back.. Cool eh! Also, mine has a shelf underneath for placing stuff up off the ground. The table all folds up flat & goes on the floor of the trailer.
L: collapsible stool .. We have 2 of these; dual purpose.. Coffee Table for wine/bickie moments, somewhere to put the mealtime condiments; to stand on when attaching lights etc; or if like me (ie vertically challenged) you will need this to get into/out of bed without causing discomfort..
M: doona … Space is important, thus a feather doona squashes down to next to nothing & is toasty warm!
N: mirror .. I know there are mornings when it is probably better you didn’t look into the mirror, but on the off chance you need to glam up, this is better than the mirror in your compact!
O: carpet .. A picnic blanket doubles as carpet for the boudoir. Nice & toasty to hop out of bed onto when it’s freezing outside!
P: soft storage bags ..different sizes for your clothes, I have an undies/sock bag, t-shirt/shorts etc … Get a different colour bag for your travelling companion so they don’t wear your undies by mistake!
Q: egg shell mattress …place this over your foam mattress… Soooooo comfy. Also stops you from perspiring a whole heap in the hotter weather
R: pee bucket… Nothing worse than scoring a campsite six miles away from the amenities block… More so when it is cold, wet, windy, dark, scary outside.
S: quilt….. Collect a patch from each place you visit & sew it onto your quilt.. A great momento of your holiday & possibly all you can carry as you have no space due to all the other junk you are carrying!
T: heater… A necessity… Don’t leave home without it
U: towels. Small towels are better, even better, a chamois for when you go swimming.. This doubles as a bathmat..don’t bring a beach towel… Waste of space!
V: telescopic extension stick… Used to push out the inner bars (behind the bed) & for pushing up the roof.. You could stand on the stool…but falling off it could stuff your holiday!!
W: LED lighting.. Pretty cool eh! Adds to the ambience of the camper! NB. We have a dimmer switch on our setup… Great for those candlelit suppers!! This system runs off the Battery 12v…… Battery stored in the newly designed sub-floor battery box!
X: fold up chairs… Beats sitting on the floor!
Y: interlocking mats.. We have brought 8 of these, probably could get away with 6
Z: tarpaulin .. A couple of these..one to go over the bed once you have packed it up, another to go over the bed roof … On the outside you goose, this is great if it has been raining, or heavy dew on packup morning. This has also saved our canvas when a flock if birds decided to use the tree we were under as the public bird lavatory!
Well, until next time… Happy camping!