What can't you live without ....

janeerica

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Having never done this before, I am now starting to equip my van and wonder what items that from experience you think are essential - apart from bedding and the obvious kitchen-ey and bathroom-ey stuff, oh and Marmite of course!!
 

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Well, depending on your taste, either:
An 18 year old blonde 37/26/37, whose just won the lottery.......
Or
A 64 year old ex blonde, now slightly follicly challenged, but with a great sense of humour, and a rather large endowment.......(y)
 
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Well, depending on your taste, either:
An 18 year old blonde 37/26/37, whose just won the lottery.......
Or
A 64 year old ex blonde, now slightly follicly challenged, but with a great sense of humour, and a rather large endowment.......(y)

So which of the two did you manage to get hold of??

Keith :cool:
 

TerryL

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Janeerica - take no notice of them!

Now to answer your post PROPERLY - well we can't because everybody's needs/wants are different. Until you've actually identified a need it's so so easy to keep buying what you think you might need and end up chucking it out unused when you've gotta reduce your load 'cos you're overweight - correction your van is overweight!

Just get out and enjoy yourselves - you'll soon find out what you want and if it becomes an essential you'll find it somewhere.
 

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Having never done this before, I am now starting to equip my van and wonder what items that from experience you think are essential - apart from bedding and the obvious kitchen-ey and bathroom-ey stuff, oh and Marmite of course!!
A torch
Baby Wipes
Clothes Pegs
Clothes line
Wine Bottle Stoper

Of course normal table chairs BQ bikes music , try and leave a basic supply of seasoning vinegar tea coffee , soap toothpaste, it's so much easier not having to keep putting things in and out of the van, now we only have to put the fresh food in everything else stays in the van.
 

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Plenty of tea-towels to stop the bits in the oven & hotplates rattling in transit
Bag of change for laundry
Old carrier bags for the bin
Notebook
Waterproofs
 
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I second old carrier bags for rubbish, I went to Houghton Mill for a quick overnight stay, and no bags for rubbish. It made life difficult, you don't realise until you do it.
 
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I second the carrier bags especially in Wales where they charge 5p for ech bag and are really stingy with their issue. We use bags all the time for rubbish etc.
Can never have too many tea towels to stop stuff rattling in transit.
 

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All medications and orange Lucozade, in order to stay alive LOL, money and at least one credit card.

The latter are items that everyone needs because if you suddenly find you are without something you HAVE to have - buy another one!

Supermarkets in France haven't given carrier bags for years and far less are available now in the UK too. Hence a roll of bin-liners is one of the many items permanently kept in the van along with Clingwrap and kitchen foil.

A permanent thing dating back to caravanning days is a tin of stewed steak, one of new potatoes and another of carrots.

In desperation - or dire straits - or a tearing hurry - it's a meal !
 

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Well, depending on your taste, either:
An 18 year old blonde 37/26/37, whose just won the lottery.......
Or
A 64 year old ex blonde, now slightly follicly challenged, but with a great sense of humour, and a rather large endowment.......(y)
I think a rather large endowment is a pre-requisite to enjoying a follicly challenged, humerous lottery winner, correct me if I'm wrong!!!
 
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