Big Lap Must Haves: Your Pre-Lap Shopping List

by Rose Foster

Aside from the obvious clothes and personal items you’ll want to take on the road with you, there are a number of things that you might want to consider adding some other ‘must-haves’ to your pre-lap shopping list.

Now, obviously, your Big Lap is all about living simpler, but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t stock up on the things that will make life on the road easier or more comfortable.

1. Storage Solutions

With space at a premium and storage being limited, having some clever storage solutions will make life so much easier and more organised. And while you may not think organisation is the most important thing before you set off, when you’re on your Big Lap, trust us, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for it!

Here are some of the best:


2. Power Solutions

If there’s one thing you’ll constantly be thinking about when you’re travelling Australia, it’s power! While you’ll be able to plug into 240v power during any stays at caravan parks, if you’re planning to go off-grid, you need may want to think about solutions other just relying on your batteries in your caravan.

Here are some things you’ll want to think about

  • Dual Battery Set-Up
  • Generator
  • Solar Panels
  • Power Banks
  • Inverter

3. Cooking Solutions

So, where are you going to cook? What are you going to cook in/on/with?! If you’ve chosen a caravan as your accommodation for travelling Australia, you’ll probably have a stovetop and oven inside, but you’d be surprised how often you cook on this. So many people opt for an outdoor option such as:

  • A gas cooker (single or double burner)
  • Portable BBQ like a Weber Q
  • Cooking solutions for cooking on an open fire

But it’s not just about what you cook on, it’s about what you cook with! There are all sorts of camping and caravan cooking solutions that you might want to consider, including:

  • Cast iron camping pots, pans and hot plates
  • Collapsable kitchenware.

Coffee Solutions

Temperature Solutions

UHF Radio

Bed Protector

Washing Line

CGear MultiMat


Head Torch


USB Charger

Portable Power Bank



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