So far we have received many questions about what we consider to be essential equipment for our trip around the world. Due to our (luxurious) situation to own a camper, it is easy, but it is also quite fast to take quite a lot with us. Especially at the beginning and in the preparation time we put a lot of things on a list that we really want to take with us. Now, after more than half a year, we have been able to determine very well which of them make sense and which would have been better to stay at home.
A very important thing for us Internet junkies is in any case a device that provides us with Internet all over the world. That’s why we bought this handy router from Huawei. In fact, it’s great, better reception than our smartphones, the battery lasts very long and you can use it as a power bank if necessary.
We didn’t want to do without camping chairs for our improved outdoor seating feeling either, but since space is usually the decisive criterion for the van, we looked for very small pack sizes. We found these here from trekology. We were astonished when we really sat in the chairs for the first time. But not negative! Despite their low height and small seats, they adapt perfectly to our bodies and are extremely comfortable!
Since we have the luxury to call a fixed gas bottle our own and we can never say “no” to grilled food, a small Dometic grill had to be added to our luggage. It is very functional, you can cook on it!
Since we also knew that there are not only the great sides to such a trip around the world, but that something would often break, we packed this all-embracing socket wrench set. We really needed it a lot and it has everything a screwdriver’s heart desires. Except for a second 30mm socket (the LT drivers among us know what we are talking about).
For journeys through remote areas, like Mongolia, we wanted to be as self-sufficient as possible, so we also packed a compressor. For our LT it had to be quite strong and be able to build up pressures up to almost five bar. So far it has proved itself well, especially for inflating a kayak (which we would strongly advise against for safety reasons, you know…).
We were and are really enthusiastic about our flashlights. Yes, we got them sponsored, but still we write this out of conviction! Nitecore’s lamps are not only incredibly bright and turn night into day, no, they are also USB rechargeable and the battery lasts very long! To drive out bears, screw under the car at night, as table lighting or for the nightly pee-pee rounds simply perfect.
Simple flashlight, headlamp spot, headlamp flood, camping lamp
Water & Kitchen
We have the Katadyn Filter for filtering unclean water. It’s not the fastest, but who’s in a hurry on a time-out!
Shortly before we left for our world tour, we came across these folding utensils by chance. We are really enthusiastic about the bucket, which you can always use, be it to pour water into the car, to wash the dog and/or the car, or to treat yourself to a foot bath. We can also recommend the folding bowls and the folding sieve from Outwell.
And then there is our mobile washing machine. Actually a big, waterproof ton, into which we put our laundry, two washing balls, some biodegradable washing powder and the rest of the rumble streets. Of course it is not clinically clean, but it does a very good job on the way. No waiting times for the laundromat, no expensive dry cleaning.
This list is of course not complete, but shows the things that seem most practicable to us or are most important to us (see socket set). You think we should include more in this list? Write us a mail or a comment!
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