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Old 08-25-2010, 05:48 PM   #85
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I know somebody else who is VERY interested in what your packing....These guys! Ha!
Storage bins... I'm going to get more storage bins. I've decided to use them to store everything.. even food in the cabinets. I really dislike those things in your picture!
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #87
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OK, guilty pleasure with some residual practical uses. Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream comes in very nice oval plastic containers with snap-on lids. They are big enough to hold a 2 pound bag of flour and fit in the cabinets well. They're stackable and breakproof. Colorful too. I use them for canisters.

You do have to remove the ice cream first, but I can live with that.
I use those empty (yogurt-Pralines-n-cream with carmel) plastic containers to mix my paint in...because...after you are done with them, the old paint will peel out like magic.! Plus they are easy to hold in one hand.
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I know somebody else who is VERY interested in what your packing....These guys! Ha! !

Just take some Gorilla Tape and double it back on itself...then stick them where you know they are hiding...dark warm places.
They get stuck real quick...you can't hear them yelling, But their friends can. And they follow right into the trap also.
Then when the tapes' job is done just take it out of place and throw it in the yard or trash.
You weren't expecting this post were you!
Yuk but I guess they are everywhere! Good idea
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Storage bins... I'm going to get more storage bins. I've decided to use them to store everything.. even food in the cabinets. I really dislike those things in your picture!
My other half thinks I'm crazy but I have been on a container spree! I buy click clack from Marshals for just about everything (hint, buy their stock) we've got EVERYTHING in some sort of click clack. It keeps it fresh and bug free!
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My other half thinks I'm crazy but I have been on a container spree! I buy click clack from Marshals for just about everything (hint, buy their stock) we've got EVERYTHING in some sort of click clack. It keeps it fresh and bug free!
We are weekend warriors, so we will be moving stuff in and out regularly. So it will serve dual purpose.. easy transport in and out of trailer and bug repellant.
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You can go to Goodwill type stores and find the good old American made kitchen supply's. The new china stuff is absolutly junk, they can't even make a can opener that works right. You have to be paitent and make several trips shopping until you find all that you need. You can also find period correct stuff for older campers.
I couldn't agree more! I have found so many quality kitchen utensils at my local Goodwill. Even a vintage Nordic ware omelette pan that works like a charm! I have pictures of me cooking with it on my Airstream on my Blog at http://www.just5moreminutes.com. I love it! You put me in the Goodwill mood now lol. Maybe I will go tomorrow and see what treasures I can find.
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Stove-top toaster?

On the subject of toasters--if without power, anyone have any suggestions other than the little pop-up cheapie type that manage to dry & fry the bread instead of toasting it? Any other stove-top versions that work better?
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We've used a fold up camping toaster, available at camping supply places. It has a flat metal bottom that sits on the burner or campfire and wire parts that fold up to make a sort of 4 sided pyramid.

When the metal base plate begins to glow a dull red, it will radiate enough heat to toast the bread leaning on the sides of the pyramid. It takes some watching, though, since the jump from raw to burnt happens quickly.

That's probably the cheapie device you were referring to. It helps if you let it heat up plenty before you put the bread on. If the bottom isn't radiating enough heat upward, the bread will dry instead of toast.
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Thanks Wenspinner; and, yes, that's the kind we've used for years, although pre-heating it might help. My wife just ordered one of these and it SOUNDS like it might work better. We'll see.
Amazon.com: GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Toaster: Sports & Outdoors
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The Coleman enamelware is not microwave safe (enamel over metal) otherwise it is good stuff.
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We learned quickly that use of a dishpan is a must to prevent quickly filling our rather small grey tank.

However, our sink is round and round dishpans are not readily available.

We found round plastic tubs in the housewares department at WalMart, during spring and summer when colorful picnic and patio items are plentiful. They fit perfectly in the sink and can be found in colors.

We found cherry-red ones that go well with our interior and wanna-be Victorinox colors, , and have two that nest inside each other.

The slightly smaller one goes on the bottom and is used for cleaning, the bigger one on top for dishes.


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Is square better than round space wise? how do they travel? do you have to use protective measures, like towels or bubble wrap? I am a total novice at this. Our first TT ever!!

I thought it was illegal to have square items in an Airstream ?


Somwhere along the way I found some of the round aluminum camp plates. Seemed only fitting to dedicate them to the Airstrem.
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Somwhere along the way I found some of the round aluminum camp plates. Seemed only fitting to dedicate them to the Airstrem.
Technically all our bins have rounded corners... so we fall under the above mentioned laws.

So here is an update on things that have changed since full timing.

Boxes are horrible things. Most baskets don't work in the kitchen either.

Bins are still our salvation just not in the kitchen. They keep small things from flying all over the trailer in transit and you learn quickly not to ever open a door/cabinet without putting one hand up for protection.

The only "plates" we have left are 1. just enough for our family and 2. melamine (no microwaves in this trailer). Melamine - plastic type substance.


Cereal in ziplock bags or closed with clothes pins are excellent.
Salsa belongs on the bottom shelf or in the door.
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