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  • Looks a bit like this then, when ready to cook...the wooden serving and cooking spoons are still in there travelling pouch and just stuck into one side handle of the box, as are the tongs on the other side...

    missing still some bungee cord on the box to have a tea towel or similar at hand....to wipe my hands or.....but I am on the case... IMG_20170909_130259.jpg

    the windshield sits in a small recess, also some neodymium magnets in those little wooden battens holds it more or less in place...that still needs some work to be done...not that happy with it yet...but, it's ok for now...
    Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 09-09-2017, 12:53 PM.

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    • Here

      https://community.smallmotorhome.co....239#post225239

      I talked about our new African fabric tarp, unfortunately my wife sprained here ankle quite badly before we went off in summer, feet necessary for sewing, the pedal operated by the right foot, her being by far superior with operating the sewing machine, we did not finish it in time....that tarp..

      Our old cotton tarp was with us, instead, we had a few thunderstorms, the weather forecast was not particulary good for the next few days, also one had to be sitting underneath the tarp, figuring out where it leaked and where the drips came down, and then moving things around accordingly....to find out that the drip spots moved as well...

      Had the hump and got one of these as they had them at the camp site market place....

      https://www.tarpshop.nl/nl/product/b...xoCujUQAvD_BwE

      Did not leak at all, brilliant when it is raining hard, weather forecast was wrong, hot days coming, that thing did not really give shade...as compared to our cotton tarp....big difference there...!

      So a no go for shade but a big yes for rainy wheather, that new tarp......thought about how to combine...
      Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 09-09-2017, 06:29 PM.

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      • Had another couple of hours with our 3 little boxes...finished for now...but still a bit of room for tinkering and further improving...if one desires so...

        Cooking, for us, or guests and us, and eating and drinking being one of my and my wifes great passions.....amongst other things..

        Finally I got my almost perfect mobile outdoor almost industrial grade small kitchen, it even has some space in it, for things to be added.....and/or perfect it even more...got some thoughts already...call me crazy...

        OVER THE MOON....!!! .............I am.....top of the world...almost... :-)
        Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 10-09-2017, 11:16 PM. Reason: Spelling...atrocious..

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        • Just to wrap up things, #197 in this thread, the African cotton tarp is a bit smaller than the absolutely waterproof bocamp new one which does sadly not deliver the amount of shade and style...

          We got 2 steel poles and 6 telescopic poles in the car ( of this type https://www.obelink.de/teleskop-aufs...?sqr=Teleskop&) giving us quite a range of setting up our livingroom/kitchen aerea tarp, freestanding with any number of poles, partly attached to the car with additional poles, car and trees,...attached only to trees and on poles or what ever.....permutations galore...

          Different ways of setting it up as well....bookshape, flat...and so on...and on..

          Procedure now is setting up the waterproof one first, in whatever configuration suitable to pitch and mood, and then, if sunny and on a longer stay, clipping on the cotton one underneath it to those attachment points on the telescopic ones (or the eylets of the top one if no pole needed there...) with bungee cords and small carabiners.....bungee cords and carabiners semi permanantly attached to the cotton one.........so very quick to clip on.....best of 2 worlds...!!

          PS

          still no tassles made... :-(
          Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 10-09-2017, 11:29 PM. Reason: Got the wording right finally, I hope, finally right...

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          • And now r e l a x x x x x x x !!

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            • Good advice, but, the real work starts with using the things.....the kitchen......think Gordon Ramsay....not that I model myself on him...just the opposite...but...the temper he has...food being serious business...
              Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 13-09-2017, 09:27 PM.

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              • The whole boxes idea started here

                https://community.smallmotorhome.co....893#post192893

                with this

                http://www.campchamp.at

                so something is still missing...

                got now some closed cell 2 cm thick foam....to be delivered...
                Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 13-09-2017, 09:30 PM.

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                • One of these, know them (or similar) from jiu-jitsu, will see if one layer will be enough (which I would prefer, after all it is not used daily) or if 2 layers (then in a nice cushion cover), would feel better on ones bottom....1 m2 should do it....either way....cut to size...

                  quite like the idea of one layer, no fabric cover, not sure yet how to attach the straps or velcro to box and foam as they have to be attached or removed easily...from the boxes...a cover would make it easy...but...

                  https://www.amazon.de/Professional-P...Z3S8DW7QV17SH1
                  Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 13-09-2017, 09:33 PM.

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                  • Or something like this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Therm-Rest-...rmarest+z+lite) and you can use it when you go out walking. I love mine and use it all the time - as a seat pad on the stool in my car, camping or in my backpack when trekking in the hills. It is very light and really does add a lot of warmth. More comfortable than rigid foam pads.

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                    • I thought i needed a positive fix like velcro or pop studs to keep cushions ontop of our storage box seats but we seem to manage with grip mat mesh stuck onto the ply. Th cushions can then be easily moved but do not move much whilst you are sitting on them.

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                      • You must have read parts of my thoughts KangooPete....how dare you.... :-)

                        Long time ago we a used a little tent which fitted around us just like a condom...and 2 Thermarest matrasses...plus 2 of these, well similar, to sit on ....hate it when I can not lean my back against something when relaxing..

                        https://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_P...-Chair-Kit-20/

                        Those are unused since long now...

                        With something slightly rigid in them (the above sports mat/flooring) they can sit on a box, fixed with a strap going underneath the lid, held in place on one side by the hinges and on the other through the locking mechanism....or 4 D-rings riveted to the sides of the lid, or Velcro on 3 sides of the lid.....
                        the lid can then still be opened without taking the chair thingy off...

                        That would give us 2 chairs for guests.....on site...if needed...otherwise they can stay in the boot...takes away almost no room....also nice to take to the beach...but without the box...

                        A mockup below, still waiting for the foam, need to get then some straps and attach them...


                        IMG_20170914_143809.jpg
                        Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 14-09-2017, 02:38 PM. Reason: Spelling and things...

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                        • Since years we got a couple of these in our living room, in case there are not enough lounge chairs for everybody...

                          https://www.myluemmel.de

                          surprisingly comfortable they are for adults....not joking....believe you me....not to mention their versatility.....they have the same width than our boxes....seat height very similar to our box height...
                          Last edited by NiedrigerIQ; 15-09-2017, 05:50 PM. Reason: Putting a bit more emphasis in....

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                          • Another inspiration came from here

                            http://eightydegreeshawaii.com/shop/sand-chair/

                            paprika-2_beach-backrest_sand-chair_sand-lounger-585x405.jpg

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                            • Seems I am getting closer, at least the basic mechanism is sorted....won't need that piece of ply in between ...

                              IMG_20170922_182801.jpg

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