This may seem a little obvious but there are subtle differences when making toast on a caravan and if these rules aren’t adhered to, well one may as well eat rice cakes.
When breakfasting on a powered site the first thing the cook must do is remove the smoke alarm and bury it under the doona. No matter how large your caravan is it is still a small box and if a smoke alarm can’t differentiate between a piece of toast and a raging house fire it certainly can’t tell on a caravan. Woody fails this test every morning and wakes the whole park. Add to that his past role as an early rising milkman and you get a bunch of seriously cranky campers. Second step, plug in the toaster and cook your toast. Now that was easy wasn’t it?
When freedom camping unpowered in a delightful bush setting or on a roadside gravel pit things are a tad different. Firstly, remember where you are and don’t stomp about the van declaring loudly that the toaster’s buggered as Woody did a few weeks ago when we were unpowered. Secondly, pop outside and turn on the gas bottle and thirdly, put your toast under the griller. Now did you remove the smoke alarm? Oh shit!!!
For those of you who don’t like to cook in the caravan kitchen that you’ve paid a small fortune for then you can dash outside in the cold and wet and light a fire. Breakfast should be ready by midmorning.