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Hotrods Cookout BBQ portable braai

Hotrods Cookout BBQ

Sometimes when you arrive at a campsite they either don’t have braais available or they’ve got built in braais which are not in a convenient place and in that case, it’s very useful to have a portable braai.

I didn’t have a very long list of criteria but it wasn’t easy finding something that fit all of those criteria. Ultimately, I settled on the Hotrods Cookout BBQ.Continue reading… Hotrods Cookout BBQ portable braai


Making life easier with the Endless Vision Water Pump

Endless Vision water pump for five and ten litre water containers

When I camp, we typically don’t use the water from the caravan’s tanks, we find it a bit weird in taste. So I usually purchase five or ten litre still water containers to take along. The problem with that of course is decanting it into cups and glasses from the large container. I’ve got a six year old and this is just much too big for her to handle.

So now I’ve got to take along an additional container that contains a little tap, pour the water over into that, and then use that to decant the water. Something else that I need to lug along, and it takes up space.

What’s the solution?Continue reading… Making life easier with the Endless Vision Water Pump


How to keep your cooler box and drinks cold when camping

A mug full of cold beer

Today I want to discuss an extremely important subject, and that is, how to keep your cooler box and drinks cold. Of all the subjects we can discuss around camping, that is most probably the most important. Without cold drinks,… Continue Reading…


Review – Lumeno 18 LED Sensor Light with optional alarm

Lumeno 18 LED Sensor light with optional alarm

When I started looking for an “alarm system” to use in the caravan tent, the Lumeno 18 LED Sensor Light with optional alarm looked like just the thing. I bought two of them and use them every time we go camping, but not quite in the way you might think.Continue reading… Review – Lumeno 18 LED Sensor Light with optional alarm


Review – Kellerman Black Light Suction Trap Insect Catcher

Often at camps I see the typical black light/UV insect zappers hanging in a tree and every so often you would hear that very satisfying sound of “tzzzzzzzz” as an insect is fried by the high voltage. One less mozzie to bother me I would think. Getting one always seemed like a very good idea so I started to shop around.Continue reading… Review – Kellerman Black Light Suction Trap Insect Catcher


Zappem’ Dead – Camp Savvy’s answer to mosquitoes

Zappem Dead photo

One of my pet peeves in life is mosquitoes. The sound of a mosquito buzzing overhead while I’m trying to fall asleep immediately gets my rev counter in the red.Continue reading… Zappem’ Dead – Camp Savvy’s answer to mosquitoes