Pot calling the Kettle flat

Since buying Puffin our campervan we have bought various items of equipment we wouldn’t normally buy.

The thought of using a collapsible kettle used to make me laugh, but now we’ve got one, we love it.

We bought the Outwell after looking at the various types available because it was the most ergonomic when pouring and it was well made. It felt like a quality item.

Only one gripe, it doesn’t have a whistle, but there again neither did the others. I miss having a whistling kettle if only to annoy fellow campers when having an early morning cuppa.

Expanded kettle

Expanded kettle

squashed flat

squashed flat

It collapses quite small which is good as space is at a premium in the camper.

Outwell Kettle

We’ve now gone collapsible mad and purchased an Outwell collapsible colander and a collapsible bucket (with lid), both of which have been used on our recent trips.

The bucket is so handy. I use it to carry dirty dishes to the campsite potwash area. The Outwell bucket collapses in stages, so that you can reduce the bucket height. Which is just right when I want to put in under the wastewater outlet to empty the tank.


Our Earlier Scottish trip highlighted a problem with the two burner cooker hob. With the side supports in place it reduced the working size of the hob. We found that our round frying pan took up so much space it was impossible to use it with a kettle or a saucepan at the same time.

A nautical solution saved the day in the form of a Boaties Fry Pan. http://www.boatiesfrypan.com/new/products.html

The pan is rectangular and designed for the maximum size, but use the minimum stove area.

Boaties frying pan

We’ve used all this equipment extensively during the past year and they have proved to be indispensable.


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