Gadgets bible names ball of twine as top essential for caravan trips

The humble ball of twine is considered indispensable for caravan holidays
The humble ball of twine is considered indispensable for caravan holidays

Monday, 03, Jan 2011 05:31

by Gemma Roskell

A ball of twine is the number one essential for those going on caravan trips during the summer, an expert has advised.

According to travel writer Cameron Williamson, natural twine is an indispensable tool for any camping journey, as they are few breakage that cannot be fixed by the natural material.

Writing in Stuff Magazine, he encouraged caravanners to channel their "inner boy scout or girl guide" binding manuka staves into a camp kitchen or a useful washing line.

Mr Williamson also highlighted the importance of tarpaulin, which is excellent for providing shade and shelter from the elements.

Caravanners were also advised to carry a foot pump to inflate their mattresses and a hanging safe to keep their essentials and valuables secure.

"Possums, keas, gulls and rodents are looking forward to your arrival," Mr Williamson warned.

"Stash your fruit and fresh food in a hanging mesh larder and foil nature's thieves."

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