MIKE'S KNOB WARMER
OR A POMS POM POM
I am writing this to refute
rumours that Margaret (of Granny Short Legs fame) spent a significant
amount of the weekend obsessed with a certain one of my parts.
My request was for a ‘warning’
device that I could put on my gear lever to remind me not to drive off
while my Anderson plug extension lead was still connecting the car and the
trailer. When she was not busy tying knots in balls of wool, the knit wit
spent the day needling me and this creation.
Pinking is not normally
associated with diesel engines but Margaret managed to achieve this with
what was colloquially referred to as my knob warmer. I especially like the
Pom pom pom. Get your requests ready for Copeton especially if you want a
particular colour or personal fitting!
for me, the handiest thing is the internet, for without that I
would not have met the many terrific people that I have met at the
various camps I have attended. Neither would I have enjoyed all
the fun of reading the discussions about 12 Volts, Cleaning Water
Tanks, and Which Battery is Best.
A vote of thanks is surely in order for the CIA for inventing the
internet in the first place. ;-)
My handiest item is my border
collie Benji, I alway's know if someoneis lurking around my camper he
lets us know and he also vacuums the floor if anything is dropped.
all my gadgets - tent peg puller, gas light, biji barby, self-inflating
mattresses, fridge thermometer, LED lights, iPod and mini speakers.
The stand out piece of technology which has no substitute IMHO and
always blows my mind every time I set it up is without a
doubt.......drum roll please.......the solar panels. Charge the battery,
run the fridge silently and reliably. Love em.
Ah yes, I
forgot about the discussion on Genies. That one went on for a bit,
didn't it. The sparks began to fly and it became a little over-heated
before it was finally turned off. (must have been a cheap Chinese copy).
My wife Jenny sometimes growls, is quite economical, but mostly just
purrs beautifully. She's probably the best non-catalogue, non-eBay item
I have acquired in the last 36 years!
handiest item around the camp for me would have to be my Cobb. The Cobb
is used for meals, roasts, smoking fish or chicken, cakes (although not
as good as a camp oven), garlic bread and have even used it for tacos,
heating water for washing up the dinner after cooking and in winter put
on each night even if not used for cooking and used as a heater.
We have just had
a week away and between the two camps and two Cobbs we used 2 bags of heatbeads and we only cooked on it once and twice to heat up the garlic
bread. The Cobb certainly got a work out this last trip.
nomination has to be the Poms pom pom created by Grannyshortlegs at
the Burralow Swamp meet and featured in that write-up
now been thoroughly tested on a 2 month trip around SA and QLD and
apart from being a little dusty has never failed to remind me not to
drive off without disconnecting the Anderson Plug when the trailer is
from Mike Sargeant
The handiest thing around my camp is my fearless Live watchdog her
main job was to keep watch on the campfire, bugger the rest of the
camp just had to keep herself warm.