Posts made in December, 2016

Food store cupboard.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Featured, Food & Drink | 2 comments

Food store cupboard.

Good food while on holiday is possibly one of the top 5 things to enjoy for many holidaymakers and we are no different. I really enjoy cooking when away and I’m pretty sure the family love eating whatever it is I have made. To make cooking easier, in fact, to make buying food easier when we are on holiday, we have some essential “Store cupboard” items that we always carry with us. And for the keen eyed of you – you will also see that these items can be mixed up together and can create a simple dish. We organised the store cupboard items in such a way that if we were unable to visit a store...

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2016 year in review.

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

2016 year in review.

2016 has been an incredible year for us. It has seen our YouTube channel grow from nothing to a well-established source of information and entertainment for caravanning in the U.K. This year also saw us have some wonderful trips away. Some of which we shared with you on our vlog series of videos. Of course, we didn’t share everything and there is a fine line between sharing every little detail and putting the camera down. It’s a balance that we worked out this year. The year has also had some devastating low points for us personally too. But it is important that we do not dwell on them and...

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Custom LED awning lights

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

Custom LED awning lights

When we owned the air awning, I made some lighting for the awning that would be durable, easily removable, yet completely unique. I created 3 lights that housed some multi coloured (RGB) LEDs and the idea was we could choose any colour we wanted when we were in the awning. The lights worked really well, they could either be clipped into the roof or rested on the air beams. However we generally didn’t like the colour they gave off, we couldn’t “dial” in the colour that really looked warm and welcoming. But they did provide light when it was dark so we never changed them. Fast forward to the...

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Power Inverters

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Power Inverters

Power inverters can solve an important issue when off-grid in a caravan or motorhome. It’s a way of generating mains power from your battery for a moderately short term period of time. We have created a video that discusses power inverters. From how they work, why you might need one to some things to look out for when purchasing an inverter. In the video, I reference this blog post and descriptions of some real world examples. So, watch the video then carry on to the bottom of this page for 2 examples of real world applications.   Before we start we need to set the scene. Let’s...

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The YouTube bubble

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Featured | 3 comments

The YouTube bubble

Let me start by stating I love YouTube. I use it on a daily basis. It gives me entertainment, it provides me knowledge and perspective. As a content creator, it provides a place to output my ramblings and share my thoughts. I really do love YouTube. But, don’t be fooled. Once you are in the YouTube bubble, it consumes you. It envelops you. It encourages you to watch another kitten montage, more Russian dash cams and “in the moment” trends of challenges that people feel compelled to share with the world. It really can consume hours of your life as you hop from video to video. As a creator, it...

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Colapz, collapsable watering can

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Colapz, collapsable watering can

One of the very first things I realised I needed when we first started caravanning was a watering can. I only realised this after I had to fill the toilet flush tank with 4 kettles worth of water. Over time, however, we have found a watering can a really useful item to have in the caravan arsenal. We use it to clean the windows, top up Chop’s water bowl and recently we have started to top up the Aqua Roll on a daily basis. Another essential piece of kit to have on board is a bucket. It is advised on many sites that you carry a Fire bucket filled with water outside each caravan and of course...

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