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Thread: Who Else Goes Camping

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    Who Else Goes Camping

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    About 6 months ago we invested in a fully self contained camper. It essentially is a fibreglass box with a lid, an aluminium frame and a canvas roof. The lid is hinged and opens as seen below.
    Weíve been away 4 times now following the coast north and south of Perth.
    Most recently we spent 5 days based in Denmark WA, doing day trips in the Hilux.
    One of the benefits of the camper is it can be removed from the Ute by attaching 4 legs and raising it up using an electric drill with a socket onto a nut at the top of each leg. Takes about 4 minutes to remove it from the Ute, about 10 minutes to fully pack up including all the camping paraphernalia.
    For coffee we do a V60 pour over. Havenít sorted the grinder situation yet, we take pre ground. So day 1 is quite acceptable, after that itís ok, still better than 43 beans!
    Our longer term plans are to cross the Nullabor and to go into the Kimberley.
    When we both retire we will do a lap.
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    Yep, we do.

    We use a hand Rosco grinder and a Flair Espresso device, home roasted beans.

    Pic from a trip to the Flinders Ranges a couple of years ago.
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    If i remember to play lotto our camping will be done from a auto trail motorhome with onga generator powering the coffee machine
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    Sure do, I had plans to use the flair while camping but let's face it, we're there to get away! Generally use a cheap plunger but still take the lido and home roast
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    I want to do more motorcycle camping, have the bike and most of the gear, just need to make the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    I want to do more motorcycle camping, have the bike and most of the gear, just need to make the time.
    have bike have gear but definitely no time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    I want to do more motorcycle camping, have the bike and most of the gear, just need to make the time.
    Oh yes, love doing that....
    Lots of memories from far away places.

    Mal.

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    Daryl Beattie runs some great off road and away adventure/camping trips.
    Might be worth a look...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Oh yes, love doing that....
    Lots of memories from far away places.

    Mal.

    P.S.
    Daryl Beattie runs some great off road and away adventure/camping trips.
    Might be worth a look...
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    Looks pretty cool, not sure it'd be for me though. Might have look into it a bit more and see if they do tours where you can bring your own bike and gear, not really looking to spend 5k+ on a trip.

    If any other CS members enjoy motorcycle camping or adventuring, I'm always keen, would like to make some more friends who are into bikes.
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    Dual range, diff lock, go anywhere, 6 ton, 4WD.
    (Spends it's free time in the high country).
    Gas powered FZ-RR 700 baby roaster, Electra, + insulated Plunger, (For when we can't run the generator).
    Vario grinder.
    Putting in the Electra was worth the trouble, (we've had some of the most stunning morning coffee's of our lives in the middle of nowhere).

    Second shot was taken on a hill.

    (why does that happen) ?
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    We just have a basic tent that goes in the boot in the car

    When we go camping we take the Aeropress and the hario hand grinder... Although you wouldn't want to be making coffee for a crowd...
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    Jacksons Carry me Camper. Made in Australia with Australian canvas. Ideal for remote area travel. First photo taken at Dalhousie Springs at the end of a very wet Simpson Desert crossing.

    Coffee gear is Aeropress and Aerspeed grinder. IMO Aeropress can't be beaten for ease of cleaning, especially when availability of water is very limited. Have thrown a Dr Mahn Handy Roaster in for long trips where bean availability will be challenging. The slight smokiness imparted to beans roasted over charcoal is a genuine camping experience. Also just acquired an Esbit stove top 'espresso' maker for a more espresso like option.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1576066809.475697.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1576066835.428485.jpg
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    We have a 25 year old Jayco finch which we most recently used on a half lap of Australia.
    Porlex mini grinder and moka pot or Aeropress with home roasted beans for small trips or commercial beans on long trips.
    Photo from Finke National park in the NT.
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    Just about to go to Tassie for a month, will spend most of it camping. We donít have a big 4wd, just a Mazda 6 and 2 kids, so we bought a tiny little European ďcampletĒ trailer. Weighs 250kg (500 when itís fully loaded) , but has two off-ground double beds, a fold out kitchen and a very comfy living area.

    Coffee gear is a Lido 3, Flair and Bellman steamer. Also an oxo pour over for times when I need something simpler.
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    Here's a picture of the baby roaster.
    Magnificent Yemen roaster, no fan, solid copper conduction only.
    No off gassing use delay required, Yemen tastes right after 2 days (not 10 days as with a Hottop).
    the trick is to get a gas cooktop with good heat control.
    (This model is the best I've ever found).

    Second pic is the camper showing the outside opening fridge next to the cooktop, really practical idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowytec View Post
    Dual range, diff lock, go anywhere, 6 ton, 4WD.
    Looks like a great setup
    I would be interested in some additional information on the vehicle brand and typical fuel economy on the road and also the manufacturer of the camper

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    This is a photo I saw some years ago that caught my attention. Espresso on a Harley. Let's not get hung up on the pros and cons of the espresso quality
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    Some nice setups and gourmet on the road coffee. My last camps have been pre-ground coffee and plunger coffee. We have an off-road camper trailer but usually camp on a powered site, more glamping than camping :-) Hopefully next camp will be Flair (I have just picked on up) and maybe a stick battery powered milk frother (on the shopping list) with a hand grinder as I always get cravings for proper coffee.
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    My travel kit for making espresso shots on the road has been made up using a Portaspresso, Rossa PG Air Espresso (Aluminium) coupled with a Knock Feldgrind grinder. (The photo shows a Hausgrind which was an earlier larger heavier version.)
    All I need is boiling water from a jug if in a hotel room or a gas stove when camping or on road trips.
    The pressure is provided by an air cylinder that is pumped up by hand using a bike shock pump, this allows 9 Bar extractions. The pressure control valve allows you to control pre-infusion and extraction pressure which is monitored on the gauge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanz. View Post
    Looks like a great setup
    I would be interested in some additional information on the vehicle brand and typical fuel economy on the road and also the manufacturer of the camper
    It's a custom made camper based on a Isuzu NPS 300 4WD truck chassis.
    It has double the normal Tanks at 250 Litres, this gives around 1,200KM.
    (about the same fuel running costs as our Landcover Discovery V8i)
    The 2012 Isuzu is pre any computer or turbo, so it's simple to fix off road, very very reliable and bullet proof.

    The down side is it's slow, (max $100KM/Hr and cruise at 80 - but all you need exploring).
    It's truck suspension so it will shake you're fillings out off road if you don't install suspension seats.
    The diesel engine and gearing give you tons of power low down for off road work but if you run empty you have to re prime the engines in these older ones.
    Best of all are the exhaust assisted brakes, (it would be hard work changing gears all the time in the mountains without this option).

    Variations of this type of camper regularly come up for sale on CMCA.org.
    and are easy to convert.
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    Sorry,
    It's www.cmca.net.au

    Cheers.

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    My standard coffee gear is a baby roaster (depending on how long I go for) porlex, atomic and nanopresso.
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    another camping family here. I have a Jayco swan.

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    If i'm camping somewhere with power I just take my dual boiler and grinder. If no power (like the above pics) then I have a wacaco nanopresso. I just pre grind the beans before going. May not win any awards but its better than instant.

    Just bought a nespresso pod adapter for the nanopresso as the grinds was a bit fiddly and messy in the smallish confines of the van (there are 4 of us). Hopefully I can find a pod i'm happy with before easter.
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    Love camping. Actually had my first taste of Aeropress when a friend brought one along on a trip about seven years ago. As good portable brewers go, that one's hard to beat.

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    Weíre camping at the back of a roadside cafe near Cradle Mountain. Didnít mean I couldnít make a great espresso before the cafe opened!
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