• kaye bewley

Cooking in a van?

Updated: Oct 4, 2020

I’m kind of nervous about the forthcoming trip to Worcester. I’ve booked at Blackmore for two nights and I need to fill-up with fresh water then empty it out again.

I’ve bought a better hose with attachments this time, and I’ve got some plastic plates and mugs. What to do about cooking though? I haven’t got a microwave and I don’t think the halogen oven is going to work somehow. It may trip out the electrics on the rest of the site and they certainly wouldn’t be happy about that!

So, how am I going to cook?

Over the gas stove? A broth. I can make a sandwich. Buy some of that onion bread (which was delicious). Bring some butter, cheese and ham, and some salad stuff. And cake. That should tie me over until I am able to get a proper meal inside me.

I’m nervous, but I don’t know what I’m nervous about. I think it’s to do with the electrics. Mainly. And sleeping. But I’ve camped before, so this should be a massive step up from that. Sleeping on lumpy bumpy grass with stones sticking in your back. That wasn’t pleasant.

Now, though, I have a nice bed on a flat surface and if I get cold, I can turn the heater on

I don’t even need to use the gas from the big Calor canister, as I have a small propane burner that I can use outside.

I guess this is going to be a ‘testing’ trip. Not testing as in hard to do and stressful, but a test in what I need and what I don’t need.

I’ve bought some plastic see-through canisters, which I can store food and the like in. I’ve got a very small fridge, so will have to learn to use fresh or tinned stuff and only use the fridge for things like butter and milk. I’ve got some bottled water (three bottles, I think) in the back, so that should be fine.

Will have to get some more though if mum and my step-father are coming over on Saturday night to share a tea/coffee with me...

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Kaye is a freelance publisher, author and certified psychotherapist with over three decades of experience. She is also a writer for various blogs about writing, publishing, travelling and health care.

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