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Brilliant news - perfect timing, although nerve wracking to get selling and buying synchronised.

So is there any particular link with you and a certain IPA from St Austell? A rather fantastic area of Cornwall, one of many parts of the UK we shall be going on tour to in our new van.

Unfortunately not! But I wish there were.. other than drinking it when it's available


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During the recent "Club Shop open day" weekend, Briwy put me onto the Hay Box cooking concept, (well actually the modern incarnation of said concept). So I've taken their advice and bought this for use in our Cali Beach. Note: They aren't sold throught the Club Shop, you have to order directly from Mr D's. I should also mention that there are several other makes on the market which I am sure will work just as well.

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I've just tested it out by making a Lamb stew (detailed in the cook book which comes as part of the bundle deal), whilst Mrs B was at work. I am no Jamie Oliver so I was genuinely interested in how well this device would work. :Nailbiting

The prep took about fifteen minutes chopping up the veg. I then chucked the whole lot, meat and all, in the pot with a stock cube and salt and pepper, covered it in water and brought it up to the boil. After five minutes at the boil, I turned off the gass, put the lid on and stuck it in the insulated outer container and sealed it. Job done.

Four hours later we had a perfect and tender lamb stew. What a brilliant peice of kit and it used next to no energy to cook. Perfect for camper van use!

As mentioned, I purchased the 3 Litre version for use in our Cali. We are now looking forward to quickly preparing a meal, then driving to our destination and having a wonderful hot meal as soon as we arrive. As you can't really overcook something with this device you can go out for hours and the meal is waiting for you on your return.

We have also bought a 6.2 litre version for family catering at home. If you are interested in the concept there are numerous videos of different meals being prepared, posted on YouTube.

I give this device five stars. :thumb

Thanks to Brian and Chris.

P.s I've also purchased an XL Ridge Monkey, also on your advice but not tried it out yet.
 
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I'm on the lookout to buy such a Ridge Monkey pan .
But seems unfindeble in Belgium and online abroad also "sold out"
 
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Thankx for the reply , i know it's a fishing world product , was hoping to find it on the mainland (BeNeLux) for free shipping costs (the link above might help)
It's not in a hurry , i'll be looking further .
Guess they keep thiere product away from the big market to keep it exclusive.
 
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Jay586

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I was thinking one of the eBay sellers might do EU delivery.

Don't think it's particularly exclusive, loads of sellers.

It's a good thing anyway, use it for lots of things.
 
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New shaggy, purchased from B&Q for £38. Measures 120x160cm, the 120cm is the perfect fit, so I only needed to trim the 1x edge, to suit along the non-sliding-door side, leaving the 3x remaining edges beaded. The previous shaggy was replaced, after 104x nights away in the van, it was bright green, and the dog puked on it.... So, I was happy to replace for another £38, at this stage..... We roll this forward, to allow for making up the lower bed.

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Also..... New "mini-table" 400x400 from Clearcut Conversions, VW (for the rail retainers) and B&Q for some screws and brackets..... Total cost under £70. This table says in-place, and allows for the lower bed to still be made-up.

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image.jpeg Not bought but given....last year at the Brean Sands meet.
Doesn't it look smart?
 
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This week I treated myself to a bike rack. Was looking for a decent used one at first, but was shocked at the prices (turns out a VW stamps more expensive than gold). So I walked into a dealer and asked for a discount, ended up paying not much more than a second hand one, except mine has the keys and fourth bar.

Next stop new alloys and a lowering kit.

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This is at the wrong end of the season, but if you've not discovered IKEA storage bags (under vacuum) fall your Cali bedding out of season, then they are fab! I'm pretty confident you can bung them in the loft without everything getting that musty smell. Can't quite get either of my zonesleeps in one.

It may have been mentioned before, but by ungainly lying on the filled bags and sealing them up, you can get 70% of the compression you'd achieve with a vacuum, so may be of use for use whilst camping if you are particularly short of space.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/...y-vacuum-sealed-bag-transparent-art-30130627/
 
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This is at the wrong end of the season, but if you've not discovered IKEA storage bags (under vacuum) fall your Cali bedding out of season, then they are fab! I'm pretty confident you can bung them in the loft without everything getting that musty smell. Can't quite get either of my zonesleeps in one.

It may have been mentioned before, but by ungainly lying on the filled bags and sealing them up, you can get 70% of the compression you'd achieve with a vacuum, so may be of use for use whilst camping if you are particularly short of space.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/...y-vacuum-sealed-bag-transparent-art-30130627/
Which Season?:rolleyes:
 

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