Second in importance only to the sleeping quarters, is how and where you store and cook
your food, so this part of your setup requires very careful consideration. A lot will depend on how long you'll be travelling, whether you are towing a fully equipped modern caravan with inbuilt oven and stand-up fridge, or a camper trailer with a slide out kitchen and portable fridge mounted to the drawbar, or no trailer at all and thus needing equipment in storage boxes in your vehicle or on roofracks. It will also depend on whether you can take all your food from home or whether you need to top up supplies at shops along the way. For information on food storage and tips for travelling with fresh foods and water see our Food & Water
article. Everyone chooses a setup that best suits them but here's some tips that should be relevant and userful to everyone.
Tips for Coffee Lovers
One of things most of us can't give up when travelling is our love of caffeine. People that love a proper brewed coffee, can opt to carry a percolator that can be used on a portable stove or cooking plate, such as the Compact Espresso Maker
. These can be used with pre-ground coffee, or if you really love fresh beans, you can even take your 240v coffee grinder and plug it into an invertor for a quick blitz. You can prepare a day's worth of beans and store in an airtight container to simplify this even further.
One of the easiest ways to cook
with a camp fire is to use a hot plate placed over a fire pit. The Bush BBQ with Windshield
folds down to a compact size, and when unfolded combines a hot plate, grill and a shield to keep your fire going for longer and directed at the bottom of the hotplate for faster cooking times. These are perfect for a hearty breakfast cook
-up, frying your catch at the end of a day of fishing, and just about anything else you would cook
on your stove or BBQ at home.