Caravanning Holidays - Caravan Packing List
Caravanning holidays -what extra things do you need for a caravan
Are you thinking of taking a caravan holiday with your family & looking online for caravan tips to help you decide where to go or what is needed for a cheap caravan holiday ?
Look no further as I have had a caravan as a bedroom as well as lived in caravans on & off over the years so are well used to being in one . ! We are now traveling with our 21 foot statesman which I am in right now up in Kununurra Western Australia where we have stayed right through a Wet season which we enjoyed .
I have another hub about Buying a caravan you can read then this is for when you have the caravan & want to get it ready to go on holiday !
What extra things do you need for a caravan - 2 lists one by me for everyday items and one for men , advice from my husband for extra's !
Caravan Checklist - caravan checklist packing
Some items are obvious and you will have extra items to add onto your caravan list & please leave a comment if you have something to add to the list !
Kitchenware - Cutlery ,-- plates , bowls , cups, wine glasses , ordinary glasses .
Veggie peeler - Scissors , Garlic crusher ( for garlic fans ) potato masher - tongs - egg flip- serving spoon- Can opener
Saucepan, fry pan- Jug - toaster- Camp oven for cooking on the open fire !
We have a fan for hot weather and like I said earlier we need to replace the air conditioner ASAP ,
Table & chairs for outside
A blow heater in cooler weather!
Bread board - plastic containers - glad wrap - foil - plastic bags -
Tea towels - table cloth
Gas bottles ,
FLY SWATS < FLY SPRAY FLY STRIPS < MOZZIE REPELLANT
Open Fire Cooking !
You will know what personal items you need such as
Toiletries -- extra Tampons/ pads
Clothing you are comfortable in as well as making sure you have
Comfortable Walking shoes for bush walks
Swimming costume & towel
Books / Magazines to read
Small backpack to take on your walks.
Fold away shopping bags as you will find a lot of shops do not give out plastic bags anymore .
It is a bit embarrassing having to carry underwear around without a bag !
Caravan & Camping Show Geraldton.
We are big fans of the Caravan & Camping shows and unfortunatly we missed the one in Perth recently .
For years we attended the Sydney Caravan & Camping show & even had a stall there .
In a couple of weeks we will attend the
Geraldton's Biggest Outdoor Leisure Show in 2011!
Geraldton Turf Club
Eastward Road, Geraldton, WA
We reccommend attending a Caravan & Camping show as they always have great deals for you !
They are on in every state so watch out for one near you !
No camping or caravan trip would be complete without a camera to get great family memories .
I use a digital camera & download my photo's on the computer for my hubs , send out cards & emailing to family & friends .
As I am working online as a way of making money I have my Toshiba laptop , A printer , laminator & extra paper .
We have a board game called Rummicub for lazy afternoons , Pack of cards , paper , pens .
A tent for when you want to leave the caravan for a few days off road trip.
Over a coffee outside I asked Nev about items for traveling I might not have thought of for you guys so here is more items recommended for your travel.
A tool kit with a hammer for awning pegs + extra pegs for windy days .
An extra tarp for protection or privacy.
A small compressor for if your tyres get a bit low between petrol stations.
Blocks to level your caravan out.
A tyre repair kit as a garage could be a days travel away !
A spare car fridge for extra drinks or a good catch when fishing .
A solar panel for free camping as it is quieter than a generator.
Car cleaning gear.
A hose for your water.
Extension leads .
Rope as there often seems to be a need for it . I:E a clothes line etc
Portable Solar Panel
As much as I promote free camping as we and many others love it there are always times we need to stay in a caravan park.
We meet many people that only stay in Caravan Parks so we are all happy doing it what is comfortable for our individual needs .
We try look for family run or council run smaller caravan parks rather than chains as they seem to have less rules , keys & boomgates like here in Morawa caravan Park !
We even have a fire at our corner spot where we love to cook on the open fire & toast marshmallows at night while looking at the stars !
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Rural Australian Computer Terminology
A little bit of Aussie culcha.....
LOG ON: Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.
LOG OFF: Not adding any more wood to the barbie.
MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the barbie.
DOWNLOAD: Getting the firewood off the Ute.
HARD DRIVE: Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.
KEYBOARD: Where you hang the Ute keys.
WINDOW: What you shut when the weather's cold.
SCREEN: What you shut in the mozzie season.
BYTE: What mozzies do.
MEGABYTE: What Townsville mozzies do.
CHIP: A bar snack.
MICROCHIP: What's left in the bag after you've eaten the chips.
MODEM: What you did to the lawns.
LAPTOP: Where the cat sleeps.
SOFTWARE: Plastic knives & forks you get at Red Rooster.
HARDWARE: Stainless steel knives & forks - from K-Mart.
MOUSE: The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed.
MAINFRAME: What holds the shed up.
WEB: What spiders make.
WEBSITE: Usually in the shed or under the verandah.
SEARCH ENGINE: What you do when the Ute won't go.
CURSOR: What you say when the Ute won't go.
YAHOO: What you say when the Ute does go.
UPGRADE: A steep hill.
SERVER: The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.
MAIL SERVER: The bloke at the pub who brings out the counterlunch.
USER: The neighbour who keeps borrowing things.
NETWORK: What you do when you need to repair the fishing net.
INTERNET: Where you want the fish to go.
NETSCAPE: What the fish do when they discover the hole in the net.
ONLINE: Where you hang the washing.
OFFLINE: Where the washing ends up when the pegs aren't strong enough.
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